What is a Casino?


A Casino is a building where people can gamble and play games of chance. It is a popular form of entertainment around the world, and there are hundreds of casinos around the world, from massive megacasinos in Las Vegas to smaller neighborhood casinos.

Casinos Make Money

The casino makes money through the casino advantage, also known as the vig or rake. This is the mathematically determined edge that allows the casino to accept every bet within an established limit and still make a profit. This edge is usually quite small (less than two percent), but over time and with millions of bets, it can earn enough to build hotels, fountains, towers, and even replicas of famous landmarks.

Security in a Casino

In order to protect their patrons and their investments, casinos have developed systems for monitoring all of the activities that take place in their casinos. This includes cameras, surveillance personnel, and a number of different types of sensors.

Security starts on the floor of the casino, where surveillance staff keep an eye on everything that happens. They also have a higher-up person who monitors table games, watching them as they work and noting patterns of betting that may indicate cheating.

Casinos are now often transformed into resorts, offering hotels, restaurants, bars, and non-gambling game rooms. These resorts attract tourists from all over the world, and are a popular destination for families.