Keno’s History

by Eden on June 16th, 2020

Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a financial resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the economic calamity and to acquire income for his military. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically played with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly played today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US 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 are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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