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Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the economic calamity and to create money for his forces. He therefore invented the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally played with eighty numbers in most of American based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are horrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. 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, Nevada casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.