Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast response for the economic adversity and to acquire income for his forces. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally wagered on with just 80 numbers in most of American land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ 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 gambling, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.