Jan 072007
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Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his forces. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically gambled on with just 80 numbers in just about all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely loved today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the possibility that you could hit quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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