The background of Keno

Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the economic calamity and to acquire income for his forces. He thusly created 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 municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is always the chance that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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