The Keno Game

Keno History

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How Keno develope is one interesting proccess. About 2,000 years ago, China, the Chou Dynasty was going out of money. This dude called Cheung Leung had this Idea on how to raise funds. The new game was so successful, it raised so much money, to raise a provincial army to unify China. The keno kept flooding money in the had dynasty era, enought money to fund building the great wall. Chinese immigrants brought the game with them, In the times of the California gold rush. The spreaded around immigrants and general society, Known as Chinese Lottery .

Nevada legalized almost all forms of gambling in 1931, But it didnt legislated lottery. And the Chinese lottery was for sure a lottery. To get around this nuisance, operators simply changed the name to Race Horse Keno. Each number was deemed to be a horse. Today many keno operations still call their games races. When The Government passed a law putting Tax on track betting, operators changed the name once again, this time to - Keno.

In 1963 the aggregate keno payout limit in Nevada was $25,000. In 1979 it was changed to $50,000. In 1989 the Nevada Gaming Commission eliminated the cap, and casinos are now free to set their aggregate limits as they wish. From now on when you holding your loosing ticket at your keno lounge, let your mind wonder back 3000 years to the Han Dynasty. You're not the first to be lured by this game, and you certainly not the last!