Legend dictates that China’s second imperial dynasty, the Han Dynasty, was involved in a protracted and expensive war that had drained the country’s reserve funds completely. As a result, high taxes were instituted, but even this did not seem to make a difference to the country’s ill fortune.
And thus entered the story of Keno into the pages of history. Keno was apparently invented to become a State-owned Lottery expected to serve the means of raising much-needed funds to finish the war. Furthermore, if legend is to be believed, this casino game was also put to use in order to raise money for the construction of China’s Great Wall.
Some historical writings do suggest that the Chinese State Lottery had not been invented until the early 1800’s, however, there are records that indicate otherwise. The weight of the information seems to suggest that people just loved to choose a string of lucky numbers and hope for the big win, long before then.
Whatever the nature of its origins, online Keno is the name of the game today and a first choice for many players, especially players from Canada. And at JackpotCity we bring you the best entertainment an online casino can offer!