A casino is, in the moern sense of the word, a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities. Casinos are most commonly built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships and other tourist attractions. Some casinos are known for hosting live entertainment events, such as stand-up comedy, concerts, and sporting events. Today, there are more than 4000 casinos worldwide.

Trivia about casino

  • From "casa", it once meant "little house", but now refers mostly to a gambling house
  • Italian for "small house", it usually contains one-armed bandits & blackjacks
  • Originally referring to a country house, it was first used in 1851to mean a gambling establishment
  • The versatile building seen here is the Monte Carlo this and Opera House
  • 1995:"Meeting in the middle of a desert always made me nervous, it's a scary place"
  • Type of establishment between "chumash" & "resort" in the name of a California destination