The background of Keno

by Eden on May 25th, 2019

[ English ]

Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after awhile of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to acquire money for his forces. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who came to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you might hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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