The History of Keno How to Bet on Keno
Sep 072021
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Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast response for the financial disaster and to acquire money for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally gambled on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to 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 more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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