The History of Keno / Bingo


The History of Keno / Bingo

What exactly is the difference between these two original games the answer: In Bingo you play against other players, with Keno you only play against the computer.

Keno is played with 80 numbers. 20 of these numbers are drawn. The intention is that the player predicts as well as possible which 20 numbers will be.

If you play in an online casino, you can fill in the number or numbers on a card. You can fill in usually between 2 to 10 numbers. The computer then draws – more precisely: the gambling generator – 20 random numbers from the 80.

The more numbers you have correctly predicted, the higher your cash prize. You do not play with other players at the same time. The computer draws the numbers just for you.

Bingo is a game of chance that is played with a card with usually 24 numbers. These numbers normally run from 1 to 75. The game leader (or computer) draws one by one numbers and the bingo players strip the drawn numbers on their bingo card.

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If enough of your numbers coincide with the ones that are drawn, you will receive a pay-out. The amount that you win will depend on the size of the bet and how many numbers you get correct. Keno /Bingo is a relaxing way to get in some gaming action, without having to think about doing anything strategic.

According to ancient texts, Keno was created by a Chinese warlord named Cheung Leung around 200 BC. He needed to raise funds to provide for his troops because citizens of his city would no longer contribute to his campaigns. He created a lottery-like game of chance that was known as the “white pigeon game” because they used the birds to send results of the game outcomes to surrounding lands. Extra money from the game contributed to the building of the Great Wall of China.

In the middle 19th century Chinese immigrants brought the game with them to North America from the Orient and it became popular in communities with mixed populations. At that time, it was known as the Chinese Lottery. Eventually the Chinese symbols were changed to numbers, which is the modern version played today.

In order to make Keno available to customers in 1930’s Las Vegas, the game had to be disguised as something else. Due to the existing laws at the time that prevented people from playing lotteries, Keno was called “horse race Keno” and had horse symbols on the different numbers players could bet on. Once lotteries became legal again the game dropped the label of being a horse race bet and became the simple lottery it is today.

Keno still has some terminology from the horse race days. Players who pick the same number on multiple Keno cards play multi-race tickets, and drawings are still called races. But that’s as far as the horse connection goes.

 

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