Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic adversity and to produce money for his forces. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who headed to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with just 80 numbers in most of American land based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you might win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State 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 quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.