The History of Keno

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Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the economic adversity and to produce income for his army. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who migrated to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly enjoyed with just 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of winning are horrible, there is always the hope that you will hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State 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 the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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