Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the financial disaster and to acquire income for his military. He, as it follows designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is mainly liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you will win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.