The first meaning of the concept of casino, which derives from the Italian language, refers to a club, according to the dictionary of the DigoPaul. The notion, in this case, refers to an association made up of people with common interests, conditions or characteristics.
Continuing with this meaning, the building where those who form this kind of associations meet is called a casino. In the field of the armed forces, a casino is the place where officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers have lunch or dinner and have certain entertainment.
The most common use of the casino, however, is linked to the commercial establishment where you can place bets on games of chance and enjoy various shows. These casinos are often part of complex of hotels.
Only those of legal age can enter a casino. Among its most popular attractions are slot machines, roulette and card games such as poker and blackjack. The participants, in each play, bet a certain amount of money: if they are winners, they get more than they bet; otherwise, they lose money.
Casinos are often questioned as they can cause gambling, which is an addiction to gambling. People who suffer from this addiction can sell all their belongings and incur debt to continue gambling.
The Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco is one of the most famous casinos in the world. Its building was designed by Charles Garnier, the architect who devised the Paris Opera. This casino stands out for the luxury of its facilities.
In addition to this Monte Carlo Casino, we cannot ignore the existence of other casinos that are considered among the best in the world:
-Casino in Baden-Baden. In Germany, specifically in the city that gives it its name, is where this enclave is located, which is considered one of the oldest in Europe. It also stands out because it has an interior that comes to represent that of some of the most important palaces in the world. Such is its beauty that there are even organized routes to visit it.
-Casino Caesars Palace. To speak of casinos is to make an obligatory reference to the city of Las Vegas and, specifically, to it. It was launched in the 60’s and in it there is not only the possibility of playing different games of chance but you can also enjoy musical performances and it is even possible to get married.
-Casino Bellagio. Las Vegas is also where this other establishment is located, which was built in the 90’s and has become one of the most important in the world. Without a doubt, it is the favorite of poker lovers as the prestigious World Poker Tour even takes place there.
Within the world of cinema, casinos have inspired numerous films. Among them is, for example, “Casino”, released in 1995 and directed by Martin Scorsese. Robert de Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci are the leading actors in the cast.