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 forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid response for the financial disaster and to acquire income for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger cities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a result of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you will hit quite large with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ 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 levied a tax on off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.