Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick response for the financial adversity and to create income for his military. He therefore invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with 80 numbers in a majority of American based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is mainly loved today because of the relaxed nature of betting 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 horrible, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Players of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. 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 the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.