The background of Keno

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast fix for the economic disaster and to create revenue for his forces. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the US for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically wagered on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American land based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is largely played today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is always the hope that you will win quite large with very little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Gamblers 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 universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ 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 betting, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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