The History of Keno

by Eden on July 28th, 2021

Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick response for the economic disaster and to acquire revenue for his army. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US land based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a result of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you will win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling 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 a law passed that levied a tax on off track wagering, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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