Keno’s History

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his forces. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets 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 replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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