Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the economic calamity and to create income for his forces. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who came to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with eighty numbers in almost all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of winning are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you will hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.