Keno’s History

Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a rapid fix for the economic disaster and to create money for his forces. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States 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 played with just 80 numbers in almost all of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly loved today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you might win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Search on this site: