Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid response for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his army. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with 80 numbers in just about all of the US land based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you might win quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion 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, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.