Jan 012019
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Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid fix for the economic disaster and to create money for his military. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the possibility that you could win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Players of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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