Keno’s History

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance 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 excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the economic calamity and to produce revenue for his military. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally played with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is largely loved today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you could hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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