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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Verna enjoyed spending time with her family, summer trips to the Rhode Island Shore, casino trips to Mohegan Sun, crossword and jigsaw puzzles., "Verna M. Paradis," 5 June 2019 Another big draw would involve a casino employee leaning against a table and repeatedly making eye contact with each player. Rex Huppke,, "Illinois should mix marijuana and gambling to maximize profits: "High, from Chicago's casino!"," 5 June 2019 Some suggest generous property tax breaks and the TIF system may not matter much in a city that relies more on a local income tax, utility tax, parking revenue and casino gaming taxes. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "How downtown Detroit's taxes work and who really pays them," 4 June 2019 And Democrats cried foul last month when Trump went on Twitter to rail against an obscure bipartisan casino bill that Schlapp had been lobbying against on behalf of a client. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "Phone poll pits lobbyist with Trump ties against Kansas congressman for Senate race," 4 June 2019 Aurora officials appeared to think all would outweigh potential competition from casinos in other cities, including Chicago. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora officials OK with Illinois gambling changes," 4 June 2019 George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen Comedian George Lopez says his grandmother's recipes are the foundation of the menu at this fast-casual Mexican restaurant, located inside Vee Quiva casino. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Pizza, tacos, beer and churros: 17 new restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in May," 4 June 2019 As detailed in House Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 690, Chicago will get one of six new casino licenses. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: State delivers airport funding, casino, racetrack and more to south suburbs," 4 June 2019 Now the tables have turned and the city’s casinos are looking for opportunities overseas. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Melco’s Gamble Down Under Could Pay Off," 31 May 2019

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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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