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 The federal criminal complaint alleges all of the money raised in the campaign was spent by March 2018, with large chunks spent by McClure and D’Amico on an RV, a BMW and trips to casinos in Las Vegas and New Jersey. Washington Post, "Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges," 16 Jan. 2020 But on the day of the shooting, his simmering anger erupted, and violence ensued when Berger showed up at the house to pick Jacqueline up for a weekend trip to a Louisiana casino to celebrate his birthday. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Penalty trial opens for Katy love-triangle killer," 9 Jan. 2020 King and his partner, Clarence Meredith, drove to casinos in Atlantic City and spent $20,000 and $30,000 on chips. Tim Prudente,, "Peanut King: After 37 years in prison, a giant of Baltimore’s drug trade returns to face his city’s ruins," 5 Dec. 2019 Two longtime restaurants have closed at Gulfstream Village, the latest in a string of high-profile vacancies at the entertainment and shopping complex next to Gulfstream Park casino in Hallandale Beach. Michael Mayo,, "More restaurant closings at Gulfstream Village in Hallandale: Cantina Laredo Mexican and III Forks steakhouse," 19 Aug. 2019 When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor. . . David Remnick, The New Yorker, "A Racist in the White House," 16 July 2019 Records indicate Kasbar violated his curfew at least 12 times, including five overnight trips to casinos in Riverside and San Diego counties and a trip to the music festival in April, according to court documents. Julia Sclafani,, "Newport Beach man accused in string of burglaries is back in custody, suspected of violating terms of release with trips to casinos and Coachella," 14 June 2019 Loser: Casinos, racetracks Sports books won’t be coming to Louisiana casinos anytime soon. Julia O'donoghue,, "2019 Louisiana Legislature: Winners and losers," 10 June 2019 Mobile sports betting began in Rhode Island this fall, but the cumbersome system requires bettors to drive to a casino in order to authorize their online accounts., "On Dec. 30, New Hampshire will join Rhode Island as the second state in the region to offer legal sports wagering when it launches its mobile betting product.," 24 Dec. 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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19 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Casino.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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