ca·​si·​no | \ kə-ˈsē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce casino (audio) \
plural casinos

Definition of casino

1 : a building or room used for social amusements specifically : one used for gambling
2 or less commonly cassino : a card game in which cards are won by matching or combining cards in a hand with those exposed on the table

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Examples of casino in a Sentence

on summer evenings dance bands would perform in the seaside casino

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Icahn Enterprises’ only remaining casino property is Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which has been closed since 2014. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Carl Icahn to Push Casino Operator Caesars to Consider Selling Itself," 14 Feb. 2019 The casinos surely could have used a few more upsets to keep the sportsbook a winner. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16," 25 Mar. 2019 On Friday, the casino will introduce a security robot. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "This robot is joining the security team at a northern Arizona casino," 28 June 2018 Garrow replied that the casinos pay for traffic control in the area and CHP tries to expedite traffic flow in a chronically congested area. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Officers host Coffee with a Cop," 19 June 2018 Instead, the two casinos are betting public humiliation. Katherine Fominykh,, "Vegas' Caesars Palace and Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino are betting on Stanley Cup finals," 1 June 2018 Gallo, who was born in nearby Henderson and went to high school at the famed Bishop Gorman, said that people discount Las Vegas because of its main attraction, the casinos. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers' Gallo rooting from afar as Golden Knights take NHL, Vegas by storm," 29 May 2018 Paddock’s gambling habits made him a sought-after casino patron. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58," 30 Jan. 2019 The case, after all, has the potential to make a big dent in the windfall that state lawmakers anticipated by legalizing casinos in the first place. Jon Chesto,, "Gaming Commission drags Wynn Resorts into legal dispute with former Everett property owners," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of casino

1744, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casino

Italian, from casa house, from Latin, cottage

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The first known use of casino was in 1744

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English Language Learners Definition of casino

: a building or room that has games (such as roulette or blackjack) for gambling

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