Keno’s History

by Eden on July 27th, 2019

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick response for the financial disaster and to acquire income for his army. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who headed to the United States to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often played with just 80 numbers in most of American brick and mortar casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly played today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are terrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Players of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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