Keno’s History

by Eden on July 25th, 2022

Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix for the economic adversity and to produce revenue for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of 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 a law passed that levied a tax on off track wagering, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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