ca·​si·​no | \ kə-ˈsē-(ˌ)nō \
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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Recall that Trump was $4 billion in debt after his Atlantic City casinos went bankrupt. Sean Illing, Vox, "Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades," 8 Dec. 2018 The former Mouseketeer deigns to come east with four dates on her casino friendly Piece Of Me tour this week. Dan Deluca,, "Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Nuevofest in West Philly, Queen Of Jeans' video homage and Britney Spears in Atlantic City," 12 July 2018 At the June 28 opening of its Atlantic City casino, Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen said the company is pursuing sports betting, but had no announcement to make at the time. Washington Post, "Hard Rock, Bet365 plan sports betting in New Jersey," 10 July 2018 The Western Massachusetts license went to MGM Resorts, which plans to open its Springfield casino this summer. Mark Arsenault,, "Company renews bid for Brockton casino," 7 June 2018 If there is a strike, visitors could see workers picketing outside casino-hotels still in negotiations. NBC News, "After MGM and Caesars deals, Las Vegas union negotiates with smaller casinos," 5 June 2018 Already, the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to open a resort near Glendale's sports and entertainment district, based on the market, after opening its larger casino in late 2019. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Time for the West Valley to get into resort market?," 25 May 2018 Last week, the United States Supreme Court agreed to allow New Jersey's bid for sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, allowing other states to do the same. Scooby Axson,, "Roger Goodell Asks Congress To Enact Sports Betting Legalization," 21 May 2018 Slot machines and table games at its six casinos are also allowed. Jonas Shaffer,, "With Supreme Court ruling, sports betting could become a friend and foe to horse racing," 18 May 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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