Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a finance resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a quick response for the financial adversity and to acquire income for his army. He thusly created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who migrated to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you will hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.