Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a financial resource for his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the economic adversity and to produce revenue for his military. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with eighty numbers in almost all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the chance that you could win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.