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casino is a facility for certain types of gambling.
Casinos are often built near or combined with hotels,
resorts, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships,
and other tourist attractions. Some casinos are also
known for hosting live entertainment, such as stand-up
comedy, concerts, and sports.
is of Italian origin; the root casa means a house.
The term casino may mean a small country villa, summerhouse,
or social club. During the 19th century, casino came
to include other public buildings where pleasurable
activities took place; such edifices were usually
built on the grounds of a larger Italian villa or
palazzo, and were used to host civic town functions,
including dancing, gambling, music listening, and
sports. Examples in Italy include Villa Farnese and
Villa Giulia, and in the US the Newport Casino in
Newport, Rhode Island. In modern-day Italian, a casino
is a brothel (also called casa chiusa, literally "closed
house"), a mess (confusing situation), or a noisy
environment; a gaming house is spelt casinò,
with an accent.
all casinos are used for gaming. The Catalina Casino,
on Santa Catalina Island, California, has never been
used for traditional games of chance, which were already
outlawed in California by the time it was built. The
Copenhagen Casino was a Danish theatre which also
held public meetings during the 1848 Revolution, which
made Denmark a constitutional monarchy.
military and non-military usage, a casino (Spanish)
or Kasino (German) is an officers' mess.
of gambling houses
precise origin of gambling is unknown. It is generally
believed that gambling in some form or another has
been seen in almost every society in history. From
Ancient Mesopotamia, Greeks and Romans to Napoleon's
France and Elizabethan England, much of history is
filled with stories of entertainment based on games
first known European gambling house, not called a
casino although meeting the modern definition, was
the Ridotto, established in Venice, Italy, in 1638
by the Great Council of Venice to provide controlled
gambling during the carnival season. It was closed
in 1774 as the city government felt it was impoverishing
the local gentry.
American history, early gambling establishments were
known as saloons. The creation and importance of saloons
was greatly influenced by four major cities: New Orleans,
St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. It was in the
saloons that travelers could find people to talk to,
drink with, and often gamble with. During the early
20th century in the US, gambling was outlawed by state
legislation. However, in 1931, gambling was legalized
throughout the state of Nevada, where the US's first
legalized casinos were set up. In 1976 New Jersey
allowed gambling in Atlantic City, now the US's second
largest gambling city. (Wikipedia)