The History of Keno

Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to create income for his army. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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