Keno’s History

Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast fix for the financial disaster and to produce money for his forces. He thusly created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers 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 gambled on with eighty numbers in most of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly played today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten 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 matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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