Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to produce revenue for his army. He thusly invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the United States for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos along with net casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers drawn each round. Players of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out 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 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.