Keno’s History

Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast fix for the financial calamity and to create revenue for his army. He thusly developed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with 80 numbers in just about all of American brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely played today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is always the hope that you will win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to 10 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 roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws 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 are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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