Keno’s History

Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a finance resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick fix for the financial disaster and to create revenue for his forces. He thusly developed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is always the chance that you will win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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