Keno was created in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick fix for the economic calamity and to produce income for his army. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often bet on with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US land based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you will win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea 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 gambling, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.