Online Keno Game
Keno is for you who are a casual gamer who may not be interested in the big cravings of adrenaline but just want to play with stakes. But it's also a game for you who do not mind regular lottery games and would like a little extra edge on your speech lines. The game is quite easy to go to and you can choose to either have an active part in checking your numbers against those who are drawn, or you can choose to let a machine do the work. In the following, you can read a little about how to play Keno, what makes Keno a different game, and about the game's almost mythical ancestry, all the way back to ancient China.Keno is a lottery-like game often played at modern casinos.
You play it by selecting numbers ranging from 1 to (usually) 80. After all players have placed their bets, 20 random numbers are drawn. However, some casinos draw fewer or more numbers. The numbers are selected either with a ball machine similar to those used in lotteries or bingo or with a program that creates random numbers.Your winnings depend on how many numbers you have chosen to play on, how many of these numbers were drawn, and what your bet was.
It is this combination that makes Keno a different and more exciting game than regular lotteries: it means that you not only bet on how many real ones you get from your chosen numbers, but that you also bet on how many numbers, you chose right.The word “Keno” has French or Latin roots. The French quine means "five winning numbers", while the Latin quini means "five each". But the game itself is apparently from China.
However, this Keno-like form of lottery is not officially documented until 1847, when the then government in Macao began issuing licenses for lottery business. Keno games were reportedly so popular that the results of numbers draws in the big cities were sent out with letter pigeons to all the small villages, resulting in the game's name which literally means "white dove lottery ticket".They played Keno with letters, often with the first 80 letters of their classic alphabet.
In the 19th century, immigrants sailed across the Pacific Ocean to the West to help build the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, and they took the lottery with them. Here the game was quickly westernized, and as early as 1866 it was a very popular game in Houston, Texas, which went by the name of Keno.