Keno’s History

Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the economic adversity and to create money for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the US to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with 80 numbers in most of the US brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you could win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on 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 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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