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
Recent Examples on the Web If the plot complications aren’t always satisfying, the film’s vivid recreation of dingy casino life is utterly intoxicating. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "The 25 Best Movies About Gambling," 5 Feb. 2021 Williamson did go back to her job in July as a bartender at a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Washington Post, "Congress left town and let jobless benefits lapse. Unemployed Americans say they won’t forget it.," 27 Aug. 2020 The employees’ final day was Sunday at the casino, news outlets reported. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Pregnant Panda, Rim of the Pacific, virtual colleges: News from around our 50 states," 20 Aug. 2020 The casino’s revenue was $19 million in December 2019. Andy Rosen,, "Mass. casinos continue to struggle amid pandemic restrictions," 15 Jan. 2021 The story went into some detail about how much in taxes the casino pays. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | EDITORIAL: Money in, money out with casino revenue," 3 Jan. 2021 In addition to canceling the event, Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris said the entire casino will shut down at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and reopen at 6 a.m. the next day. Jill Tucker,, "Sonoma casino cancels controversial, indoor New Year’s Eve party expected to draw 4,000," 24 Dec. 2020 The Trump Plaza casino has been empty and deteriorating for the last six years. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Atlantic City is offering bidders a chance to blow up Trump's former casino," 18 Dec. 2020 The casino is the first in the country to offer this sort of wide-ranging shot at life-altering winnings. Ron Donoho Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Openings, renovations move forward at area’s casinos," 13 Dec. 2020

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Casino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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