Keno's roots are Chinese; the game was brought to the United States by Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s.
It was originally played with 80 Chinese characters, which were replaced by 80 Arabic numerals in the US.
For a time in Nevada, each number was accompanied by the name of a racehorse, and the game was known as racehorse keno. The horses' names disappeared in 1951, when a tax was passed permitting off-track betting. Keno operators didn't want their game mistaken for off-track betting of some kind, so the "racehorse" was dropped. Still, remnants of racehorse keno games remain. Many casinos still call each game a "race" and if you bet on more than one game at a time, you buy a multi-race ticket.
Almost all Nevada casinos have keno lounges, where numbered balls are forced out through an air blower to determine the winners. Some tribal casinos in the upper Midwest also have live keno lounges, and Atlantic City began offering live keno in 1994. On riverboat casinos - and now in casinos around the country, keno enthusiasts play video versions - like keno slots or keno slot machines, 20 card keno, 4 card keno or caveman keno, which have grown in flexibility and even offer bonus rounds in the video slot age.
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