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Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick response for the financial calamity and to create money for his army. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in just about all of American land based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are terrible, there is always the hope that you might win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing 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 wagering, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.