is a building designed to accommodate gambling
, usually maintained by a business that profits from the gamblers by offering games in which customers must make disadvantageous bets (e.g., craps
- for more see casino games
), or, in statistically even games, by charging a commission on bets customers make against each other (e.g., poker
, pai gow
, sports betting). Casinos are offten combined with or near hotels, restaurants and other vacation attractions to encourage long stays.
Famous casinos are located in:
Heavy concentrations of casinos in the United States are in Las Vegas, Nevada
, and Atlantic City, New Jersey
. There are also numerous casinos
throughout the country run by Native American
Partial list of casinos:
See also: Casino Nights, Indian gaming
Casino (film) is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese.
Cassino (spelled with two "ss") is an 18th century Italian card game from the Scopa family.
Casino is a chain of supermarkets in France, which also owns part of Laurus in the Netherlands, see List of supermarkets.