Keno was created in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast fix for the economic adversity and to create revenue for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically bet on with 80 numbers in most of American brick and mortar casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out 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 letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries 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 idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.