The History of Keno

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Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his army. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you could hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Players of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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