Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the financial calamity and to create money for his army. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally played with just 80 numbers in most of the US land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you could win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada 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 are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.