Keno game 101- what you absolutely need to knowWritten by Mansi gupta
‘Keno’ is a well known game nowadays. It is frequently played and appreciated by people in America. However, game was not born in America. It is a gift of China. The game has a long history, which also reveals benefits that people of China accrued of this game. Keno is an invention of a Chinese named Cheung Leung. Through revenue of this game he wanted to help soldiers of his town with arms and other material to ward off an attack. He succeeded in his motive and game started to spread and develop. For some time game was also known as ‘White Pigeon Game’ when a white pigeon acted as a postman carrying list of results of game from village to village. But game was not of numbers at that time as it is today. It was in fact based on a traditional Chinese poem called- “The Thousand Character Classic”. Later game traveled to land of America with Chinese immigrants. There it was widely known as ‘Chinese Lottery’ and then ‘Horse Race Keno’. The term ‘horse’ was coined as a code word to numbers in game. The language of betting was in term of horses and not numbers. This was done to keep aside any legal action for playing an illicit game.
The Present Scenario- Keno is a game of chance. It is one of most simple and easy game to play. The game is played with numbers. It can be played with a ticket or on board when you are online. There are eighty squares on card that are marked one to eighty in a sequence. A player has to mark any number of spots not exceeding fifteen. Players most often are contended to mark sixty percent spots i.e. ten spots. The cards are then given for a copy along with punching marked spots. In many casinos betting is done after marking numbers while in others amount you bet should be decided prior to marking of spots or numbers.
What you need to know about - native americans and gamblingWritten by Mansi gupta
The term ‘Gambling’ is synonymous to ‘Gaming’. Gaming or Gambling is deeply rooted in life of Native Americans. If we probe into history of life of Native Americans and gambling, we find that kind of gambling that used to be there was strikingly different from gambling in today’s era. The literal meaning of term ‘gambling’ did not apply in those days. The games were less of play in which someone wins and other loses but were more of auspicious ceremonies that were a part of every Native American’s life. The Native Americans used to play games in an amicable fashion to have a joyful pastime. They were not so much concerned in framing winning strategies but their chief purpose was to enjoy. Besides amusement Native Americans had some superstitions attached to their games too. For instance they were of opinion that force or power that guides and determines result if their game is force that regulates entire cosmos. This force is responsible for events in life of all living beings as well as for course of Mother Nature. Thus it was sort of mandatory for them to play. It was also thought that not playing games might offend guiding force. But this simplicity of tradition was mutilated and reformed by Europeans. The Europeans enclosed these austere games under ambit of ‘gambling’ where men who play are not participants in any ceremony but are ‘gamblers’. These gamblers put something at stake to get something more in return. Thus for Europeans these games had just one meaning and interpretation- gamble i.e. to win or to lose. Time has changed and so people, styles and reasons to play games, awareness of these games…all have taken a new dimension. The games that used to be modes of entertainment now have a special and significant contribution to their economy.