The History of Keno

by Eden on August 27th, 2019

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the financial adversity and to produce income for his forces. He therefore developed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the United States to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly wagered on with eighty numbers in just about all of the US based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a result of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is always the possibility that you might win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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