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Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick response for the financial disaster and to produce money for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is always the chance that you will win quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.