Keno’s History

by Eden on May 20th, 2020

Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a financial resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the economic adversity and to acquire revenue for his forces. He, as it follows designed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with 80 numbers in just about all of American based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are terrible, there is always the possibility that you could win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets 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 changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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