Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick response for the financial calamity and to acquire revenue for his forces. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally played with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you will hit quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.