The background of Keno

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Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast response for the financial adversity and to produce money for his army. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with eighty numbers in a majority of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is always the possibility that you could win quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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