The History of Keno

Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time seemed to be facing national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid response for the financial disaster and to acquire money for his army. He thusly developed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who came to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a result of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Players of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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