Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a rapid response for the financial adversity and to acquire revenue for his forces. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who migrated to the United States for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally wagered on with eighty numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you might win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. 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 wagering, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.