The background of Keno

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Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick fix for the financial disaster and to create revenue for his military. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with just 80 numbers in most of American land based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are terrible, there is always the chance that you will hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept 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, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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