Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast response for the economic adversity and to acquire money for his army. He, as it follows designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often wagered on with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you will win quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, 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 lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.