Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid response for the financial adversity and to produce income for his forces. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly wagered on with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you could hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.