The background of Keno

by Eden on February 16th, 2020

[ English ]

Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix for the financial calamity and to create income for his forces. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally wagered on with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is always the chance that you will win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries 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 idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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