Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to produce income for his military. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically played with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is always the hope that you will hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.