Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the financial calamity and to acquire money for his forces. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often bet on with just 80 numbers in most of American based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is mainly liked today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of getting a win are horrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept 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 betting, casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.