Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the financial disaster and to acquire money for his military. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically gambled on with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you might hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble 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 popularity in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.