Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a financial resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the economic disaster and to acquire money for his forces. He therefore developed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally wagered on with eighty numbers in most of American land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you might win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.