Keno

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Keno is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos, and also offered as a game by some lotteries.wikipedia
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Lottery

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Keno is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos, and also offered as a game by some lotteries.
The first recorded signs of a lottery are keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 BC.

Casino game

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There are a wide variety of keno paytables depending on the casino, usually with a larger "house edge" than other games offered by that casino.
There are three general categories of casino games: table games, electronic gaming machines, and random number ticket games such as keno.

Bingo (U.S.)

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After all players make their wagers, 20 numbers (some variants draw fewer numbers) are drawn at random, either with a ball machine similar to ones used for lotteries and bingo, or with a random number generator.
While this game closely resembles Keno, a game invented by the Chinese which predates the Han Dynasty, it is recognized as a variant of bingo and is permitted in almost all jurisdictions.

Casino

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Keno is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos, and also offered as a game by some lotteries.

Random number generation

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After all players make their wagers, 20 numbers (some variants draw fewer numbers) are drawn at random, either with a ball machine similar to ones used for lotteries and bingo, or with a random number generator.

French language

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The word keno has French or Latin roots (Fr.

China

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quine "five winning numbers", L. quini "five each"), but by all accounts the game originated in China.

Great Wall of China

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Legend has it that the invention of the game saved an ancient city in time of war, and its widespread popularity helped raise funds to build the Great Wall of China.

Macau

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Chinese lotteries are not documented before 1847 when the Portuguese government of Macau decided to grant a license to lottery operators.

Homing pigeon

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According to some, results of keno games in great cities were sent to outlying villages and hamlets by carrier pigeons, resulting in its Chinese name 白鸽票 báigē piào, literally "white dove ticket", pronounced baak-gap-piu in Cantonese (on which the Western spelling 'pak-ah-pu' / 'pakapoo' was based).

Cantonese

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According to some, results of keno games in great cities were sent to outlying villages and hamlets by carrier pigeons, resulting in its Chinese name 白鸽票 báigē piào, literally "white dove ticket", pronounced baak-gap-piu in Cantonese (on which the Western spelling 'pak-ah-pu' / 'pakapoo' was based).

Pakapoo

According to some, results of keno games in great cities were sent to outlying villages and hamlets by carrier pigeons, resulting in its Chinese name 白鸽票 báigē piào, literally "white dove ticket", pronounced baak-gap-piu in Cantonese (on which the Western spelling 'pak-ah-pu' / 'pakapoo' was based).

Chinese characters

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The Chinese played the game using sheets printed with Chinese characters, often the first 80 characters of the Thousand Character Classic, from which the winning characters were selected.

Thousand Character Classic

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The Chinese played the game using sheets printed with Chinese characters, often the first 80 characters of the Thousand Character Classic, from which the winning characters were selected.

First Transcontinental Railroad

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Eventually, Chinese immigrants introduced keno to the West when they sailed across the Pacific Ocean to help build the First Transcontinental Railroad in the 19th century, where the name was Westernized into boc hop bu and puck-apu.

Probability

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The probability of a player hitting all 20 numbers on a 20 spot ticket is 1 in 3,535,316,142,212,174,320.

Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska

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Today, gambling in Omaha is limited to keno and slot machines, leaving Omahans to drive across the Missouri River to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where casinos are legal and there are numerous gambling businesses operating.

Orders of magnitude (numbers)

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* Mathematics: The probability of matching 20 numbers for 20 in a game of keno is approximately 2.83 × 10 −19.

Keno (disambiguation)

Keno is a lottery-like or bingo-like gambling game.

Online gambling

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Improvements in technology have changed betting habits just as video lottery terminals, keno and scratchcards changed the gambling industry in the 20th century.

Lotteries in the United States

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Individual lotteries often feature three-digit and four-digit games akin to numbers games; a five number game, and a six number game (the latter two often have a jackpot.) Some lotteries also offer at least one game similar to keno, and some offer video lottery terminals.

Turning Stone Resort Casino

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The facility opened on July 20, 1993, and offers golf amenities (on- and off-site golf courses, one of PGA Tour quality, and an indoor golf dome), an RV park, an amusement arcade, many restaurants, spas, Bingo, Keno, table games, and many types of reel and video slot machines.

Star Entertainment Group

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The existing wagering, media, gaming, and Keno businesses were retained by Tabcorp.

Maryland Lottery

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Its games include Mega Millions, Powerball, Multi-Match, Keno, Bonus Match 5, and numerous scratch tickets.