The background of Keno

Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the financial calamity and to acquire income for his army. He thusly invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with eighty numbers in most of the US based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are horrible, there is always the possibility that you could win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Players of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as 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 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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