Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the financial adversity and to create revenue for his military. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who came to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly enjoyed with just 80 numbers in most of American brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are horrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will win quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.