The History of Keno Gambling
Keno dates back to the late 19th century. At that time, it was illegal to use lotteries to fund public institutions. According to legend, the invention of the game saved an ancient city in time of war. As it became more popular, it helped raise money to build the Great Wall of China.
Since its introduction in the US over 100 years ago by Chinese immigrants who came to work on the railroads in the 1800s, the game has become a casino staple. But gambling was illegal in the State of Nevada, so keno’s name changed to ‘Horse Race‘. The subsequent legalisation of lotteries made the name change back to Keno.
Keno comes in many variants. These include Traditional Keno, Klub Keno 40-ball, Video Keno, and Instant Keno 40-Ball. Players who seek to experience everything this game offer can try each of the variants until they find their favourite. It’s best to start with Traditional Keno, and then work up to the other options.