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Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick response for the economic calamity and to create money for his army. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with eighty numbers in just about all of American based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each round. Players of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.