The History of Keno

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Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick fix for the economic disaster and to acquire income for his forces. He therefore created 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 delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the United States for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the hope that you will win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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