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The industry that deals in casinos is called the gaming industry. Casinos are most commonly built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships or other tourist attractions.
There is much debate over whether the social and economic consequences of casino gambling outweigh the initial revenue that may be generated.
The term "casino" is a confusing linguistic false friend for translators. Casino is of Italian origin ; the root casa means a house. The term casino may mean a small country villa , summerhouse , or social club.
Not all casinos were used for gaming. The Catalina Casino ,  a famous landmark overlooking Avalon Harbor on Santa Catalina Island, California , has never been used for traditional games of chance, which were already outlawed in California by the time it was built.
The Copenhagen Casino was a theatre, known for the mass public meetings often held in its hall during the Revolution , which made Denmark a constitutional monarchy.
Until , it was a well-known Danish theatre. Rather, it was a banquet hall for the Russian nobility which frequented this spa resort in the late 19th century and is now used as a restaurant.
The precise origin of gambling is unknown. It is generally believed that gambling in some form or another has been seen in almost every society in history.
The first known European gambling house, not called a casino although meeting the modern definition, was the Ridotto , established in Venice , Italy in by the Great Council of Venice to provide controlled gambling during the carnival season.
It was closed in as the city government felt it was impoverishing the local gentry. In American history, early gambling establishments were known as saloons.
The creation and importance of saloons was greatly influenced by four major cities: New Orleans , St. Louis , Chicago and San Francisco.
It was in the saloons that travelers could find people to talk to, drink with, and often gamble with. During the early 20th century in America, gambling became outlawed and banned by state legislation and social reformers of the time.
However, in , gambling was legalized throughout the state of Nevada. Most jurisdictions worldwide have a minimum gambling age 16 to 21 years of age in most countries which permit the operation of casinos.
Customers gamble by playing games of chance , in some cases with an element of skill, such as craps , roulette , baccarat , blackjack , and video poker.
Most games played have mathematically determined odds that ensure the house has at all times an overall advantage over the players.
This advantage is called the house edge. In games such as poker where players play against each other, the house takes a commission called the rake.
Casinos sometimes give out complimentary items or comps to gamblers. Video Lottery Machines slot machines have become one of the most popular forms of gambling in casinos.
As of [update] investigative reports have started calling into question whether the modern-day slot-machine is addictive.
Factors influencing gambling tendencies include sound, odour and lighting. He suggested that the scent acted as an aphrodisiac, causing a more aggressive form of gambling.
Casino designer Roger Thomas is credited with implementing a successful, disruptive design for the Las Vegas Wynn Resorts casinos in He broke casino design convention by introducing natural sunlight and flora to appeal to women.
Thomas put in skylights and antique clocks, defying the commonplace notion that a casino should be a timeless space. While there are casinos in many places, a few places have become well known specifically for gambling.
Perhaps the place almost defined by its casino is Monte Carlo, but other places are known as gambling centers. Monte Carlo Casino , located in Monte Carlo city, in Monaco , is a famous casino and a tourist attraction popular with well-off visitors.
This book is based on real people and events; however, many of those events are contested by main character Semyon Dukach. The casino was founded in as a site to gather information from foreign diplomats during the First World War.
Today it is owned by the Italian government, and operated by the municipality. With gambling laws being less strict than in Italy and Switzerland, it is among most popular gambling destination besides Monte Carlo.
The income from the casino is sufficient for the operation of Campione without the imposition of taxes, or obtaining of other revenue.
The former Portuguese colony of Macau , a special administrative region of China since , is a popular destination for visitors who wish to gamble.
This started in Portuguese times, when Macau was popular with visitors from nearby British Hong Kong , where gambling was more closely regulated.
The Venetian Macao is currently the largest casino in the world. The Casino Estoril , located in the municipality of Cascais , on the Portuguese Riviera , near Lisbon , is the largest casino in Europe by capacity.
Singapore is an up-and-coming destination for visitors wanting to gamble, although there are currently only two casinos both foreign owned , in Singapore.
With currently over 1, casinos, the United States has the largest number of casinos in the world. The number continues to grow steadily as more states seek to legalize casinos.
Relatively small places such as Las Vegas are best known for gambling; larger cities such as Chicago are not defined by their casinos in spite of the large turnover.
Top American casino markets by revenue annual revenues: The Nevada Gaming Control Board divides Clark County , which is coextensive with the Las Vegas metropolitan area, into seven market regions for reporting purposes.
Native American gaming has been responsible for a rise in the number of casinos outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Given the large amounts of currency handled within a casino, both patrons and staff may be tempted to cheat and steal, in collusion or independently; most casinos have security measures to prevent this.
Security cameras located throughout the casino are the most basic measure. With the Mob now out of power, the old casinos are purchased by big corporations and demolished.
The corporations build new and gaudier attractions, which Sam laments are not the same as when the Mafia was in control. Sam subsequently retires to San Diego and continues to live as a sports handicapper for the Mob, in his own words, ending up "right back where I started".
The research for Casino began when screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi read a report from the Las Vegas Sun about a domestic argument between Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal , a casino figure, and his wife Geri McGee , a former topless dancer.
Argent was owned by Allen Glick, but the casino was believed to be controlled by various organized crime families from the Midwest.
This skimming operation, when uncovered by the FBI, was the largest ever exposed. Pileggi contacted Scorsese about taking the lead of the project, which became known as Casino.
Scorsese and Pileggi collaborated on the script for five months, towards the end of Some characters were combined, and parts of the story were set in Kansas City instead of Chicago.
A problem emerged when they were forced to refer to Chicago as "back home" and use the words "adapted from a true story" instead of "based on a true story".
They also decided to simplify the script, so that the character of Sam "Ace" Rothstein only worked at the Tangiers Casino, in order to show a glimpse of the trials involved in operating a Mafia-run casino hotel without overwhelming the audience.
Filming took place at night in the Riviera casino in Las Vegas, with the nearby defunct Landmark Hotel as the entrance, to replicate the fictional Tangiers.
According to the producer Barbara De Fina , there was no point in building a set if the cost were the same to use a real-life one.
Several edits were made in order to reduce the rating to R. Upon its release, the film was heavily criticized for its intense violence.
It received mostly positive reviews from critics; however, their praise was more muted than it had been for the thematically similar Goodfellas , released only five years earlier, with some reviews criticizing Scorsese for retreading familiar territory.
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