Keno’s History Keno’s History
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Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a finance resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the financial adversity and to acquire revenue for his army. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. 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 place. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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