Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a finance resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic disaster and to acquire revenue for his military. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly enjoyed with eighty numbers in a majority of American brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is largely played today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are no skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of succeeding are appalling, there is always the hope that you will hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Players of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

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