Keno’s History Introducing Keno
Sep 102019

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be facing national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to acquire income for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally gambled on with 80 numbers in almost all of the US land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you could hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected 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 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 replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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