The background of Keno

by Eden on July 5th, 2019

[ English ]

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a financial resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast response for the economic disaster and to create revenue for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with 80 numbers in almost all of the US land based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of getting a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you could hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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