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Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a finance resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick response for the financial adversity and to acquire revenue for his military. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally wagered on with eighty numbers in just about all of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you could win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers picked each round. Players of Keno can select from 2 to 10 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 popularity in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling 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 want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.