Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a fast response for the financial disaster and to produce money for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the United States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically bet on with 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers picked each game. Players of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.