Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast response for the economic adversity and to acquire revenue for his military. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with eighty numbers in just about all of American land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today because of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are appalling, there is always the chance that you might hit quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, the casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.