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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Instead of shilling for beer or airlines or offshore casinos, Lerner gave the real estate on the front of Villa’s shirt to a children’s hospice foundation. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The American Billionaire Who Got Chewed Up by English Soccer," 30 Nov. 2018 Facilities on the six decks include a pool, whirlpool, and casino, but the real highlight is the watersports marina that can be lowered down to the waves for easy ocean swimming, kayaking, and more. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Like the best of high-traffic carpets, Hadid’s designs look perfectly suited to hide stains and shoe scuffs—just don’t expect to see it at your local airport or casino. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Zaha Hadid’s famous designs reimagined as 22 brightly colored rugs," 2 Oct. 2018 The tribe, backed by Malaysian gambling company the Genting Group, broke ground on the project in 2016 but halted work after residents, backed by a rival casino company, Chicago’s Rush Street Gaming, successfully sued in federal court. Washington Post, "Land-trust case raises red flags across Indian Country," 4 July 2018 Basically, Sheldon Adelson, who owns a bunch of casinos, wanted to bail from NV Energy, the state’s big utility, and get cheaper power elsewhere. David Roberts, Vox, "Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country," 7 Nov. 2018 MGM National Harbor, one of six casinos in Maryland, opened on the banks of the Potomac River in December 2016. Michael Kunzelman, Fox News, "Dealer pleads guilty to helping cheat casino out of $1M," 12 Sep. 2018 The 2004 Grammy Award winner for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was reportedly scheduled to perform a concert at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, CT, on Wednesday. Country Living, "'Redneck Woman' Gretchen Wilson Was Just Arrested and Charged With Breach of Peace," 22 Aug. 2018 Revenues were basically flat in June for Northwest Indiana's five casinos, which collectively took in $76.04 million. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Casino revenues steady in Northwest Indiana," 13 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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