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Keno as the Under – Rated Online Casino Game

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Keno is actually a lottery or bingo game or a combination of lottery and bingo which is usually played at actual casinos and is also offered as a game in some state lotteries. The word Keno has its French and Latin roots. The French word “quine” means five winning numbers and the Latin word “quini” means five each. But by all cause, the game originated at China. Rumors has it that the invention of the game keno saved an ancient city in the time of war, and its widespread popularity helped the Chinese to raise fund to build the Great Wall of China.

The traditional keno game is usually played using a circular glass enclosure called “bubble” which contains 80 balls which determine the result of the ball draw. Each ball is numbered 1 to 80. during the result of the ball draw, a blower releases air which causes the balls to move around the bubble and pushes it upward. When the “caller” press the lever opening a tube, where the balls lift one at time into a V – shaped tube called the “rabbit ears” to draw numbers, the “verifier” record each of 20 balls drawn and the computerized keno system calculates all wagers based on the drawn numbers.