The History of Keno

by Eden on February 24th, 2020

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Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a finance resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be facing national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to produce income for his army. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the United States to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite large with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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