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If you want to gamble without risking too much, keno is the right game for you.
If your number is selected, you win -- simple as that!
With elements of bingo, poker, and roulette, this game can be quite contagious. If you have two to four numbers, you would need two matching numbers; if you have five to seven numbers, you would need three matching numbers; and if you had eight to nine numbers, you would need four matching numbers.
Keno's roots are in China, and the game was brought to the United States by Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s.
It was originally played with 80 Chinese characters, which in the United States were replaced by 80 Arabic numerals.
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 on off-track betting on horses was passed.
Operators didn't want their game mistaken as betting on the horses. Many casinos still call each game a "race" -- if you bet on more than one game at once, you buy a multirace 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.