Online Keno at River Belle Online Casino is a modern version of a Lotto/Bingo style game that dates back to 200 years before the birth of Christ. It was created by a Chinese General, Cheung Leung, to raise funds to buy supplies for his besieged army. However, the game not only raised funds for the army, but also created a distraction for the war weary populace of the country. It became an instant hit and its popularity has since never waned.
The original game of Keno
The original keno game was different to its modern online counterpart in that it contained 120 characters instead of 80. This made it a much more difficult game to play with the chance of winning being rather slim indeed. It did however work to the advantage of the army’s coffers some 2000 years ago.
The modern game of Online Keno
During the 90’s the growth of the internet resulted in the expansion of all major Online Casino brands. This in turn benefitted Keno, as it was perfectly suited for the online environment, and this ancient numbers game is bound to be around for many years to come.
Keno – Did you know?
It has been rumoured that hundreds of years ago parts of the construction of the Great Wall of China were funded by games of Keno.
It was only during the 19th century that the old Chinese Keno symbols were replaced by numbers and reduced to 80.