As you study video keno strategies, know you’re taking part in an ancient game. According to legend, it was created by Cheung Leung, a famous war strategist of China’s Han Dynasty, more than 3000 years ago. Looking for a way to pay for a long and costly war, he had taxed his citizens to the absolute maximum, and knew he would face dangerous political resistance if he insisted on taking more. Desperate, he came up with the idea of keno, which provided an opportunity for his populace to score a big win…and earn him big returns at the same time. Originally played with 1000 Chinese characters, carrier pigeons brought the winning numbers to surrounding cities and townships. Thus, telling someone that video keno is “for the birds” may not be entirely wrong-historically speaking!