Worldwide there are
about 4800 casinos, with about 1790 in North
America, 1670 in the United States and 26 in
The word "Casino"
originally meant a small villa, summerhouse
or pavilion built for pleasure, usually on
the grounds of a larger Italian villa or
palazzo. During the 19th century, the word
"Casino" came to include other public
buildings where pleasurable activities,
including gambling and sports, took place.
"Playing with House
Money" refers to the situation where a
winning player is placing bets with money
that has been won from the casino.
When it opened in 1989,
The Mirage, in Las Vegas, was the first
casino to use security cameras full time on
all table games to catch cheaters.
A "Casino Night" (also
called Vegas Nights, Las Vegas Night or
Monte Carlo Night) is an entertainment event
with a casino theme.