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Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast fix for the financial adversity and to acquire money for his army. He, as it follows invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who came to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically wagered on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are selected each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.