Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the financial adversity and to acquire money for his army. He, as it follows designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with just 80 numbers in most of the US based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is always the chance that you could hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.