The background of Keno

by Eden on August 14th, 2019

[ English ]

Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a quick response for the financial adversity and to produce income for his forces. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally played with just 80 numbers in most of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of succeeding are terrible, there is always the hope that you could hit quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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