Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick fix for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his forces. He, as it follows developed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with just 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is always the chance that you will hit quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion 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, Nevada casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.