The background of Keno

by Eden on July 28th, 2019

[ English ]

Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick fix for the economic disaster and to acquire revenue for his forces. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the US to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically wagered on with eighty numbers in most of the US land based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely liked today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you might win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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