Keno: History, How to Play & more


Keno

Keno is a very simple yet greatly popular lottery-type game which has kept players entertained since the ancient Chinese period. The legend goes that keno originated during the period of Cheung Leung around 200 BCE and was developed by this famous general as a method to raise money for his ongoing battles.

Based on an ancient Chinese rhyme, people chose a selection from 120 characters and if their choice came up in a draw, they would win money. This form of ‘gambling’ raised plenty of money for the general’s warfare and it is also rumored that the money helped pay for the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Keno Ticket Layout

Keno Ticket Layout