Keno is around for a long time and people have developed a taste of this game over the years (if you want some good keno tips on how to win, go ahead and read the dedicated page). Its history is very old and leads us back 3 thousand years. China was the place where this game was first introduced and got massive response from the people. The game, when it was invented, was more of the same we play today but the digital world has made an impact on this game.
Cheung Leung is thought to be the founder of the game and it enabled him to raise finances for the war. China was not a developed country at those times. The game was played in towns and people used to live in mountains but had an interest in the game. They were informed by the winning and losses of the people with the help of dove that delivered them the messages.
The Great Wall of China is an interesting story in the history of Keno. Its construction was funded by this game as well. Chinese were involved in wars at this time and Keno seemed to have stopped. It was not played for a long and it didn’t get any better either.
The game remained within China until the start of the 20th century and it was in its purest form until then. The transport became easy and people started to travel to different places. Chinese also migrated to United States to work and took Keno with them as well. This is where the boom of this game started.
Gambling was not allowed at that time in US and law was too strict against lotteries and any other stuff. Keno in the mean time was a big success and was well appreciated by the Americans. Certain changes were made in the game to make it suitable for the Americans. The major change that was made in the early days of this game in US was the transformation of Chinese characters into arithmetical numbers and this is where the game lost its original shape.
Major changes were made in the law to incorporate gambling and it did get legalized in Nevada after the first quarter of 20th century. Name of the game was changed to racehorse keno and all the numbers were assigned a horse. Keno went online in 70’s and since then the popularity has increased million times than it has in 3 thousand years of history. The official name Keno was given to the game when it got legalized in US and now millions of players access it everyday through online sites and play it live in the casinos. Have you ever heard about Ken Huston cards counting system?