Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick fix for the financial adversity and to create revenue for his forces. He, as it follows created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with just 80 numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely liked today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you might hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.