Keno’s History

Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a quick response for the financial calamity and to produce income for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who came to the US to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you could win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers picked each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of 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 swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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