A casino is a gambling house where people can play various games of chance for cash. These facilities are often built near hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships and other tourist attractions.
A variety of games
There are a wide range of casino games and some casinos seem to specialize in inventing new ones to draw more players. Some of the most popular are poker, video poker, and slot machines.
Poker is a category of its own but many casinos offer a variety of other table games as well. These include Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Fan-tan, Faro, Let it ride, Roulette and a number of others.
Slots are the most popular form of casino entertainment and they earn a huge proportion of their profits from them [Source: PBS]. They are also the easiest to understand, as all you need to do is put in money, pull a handle or push a button and wait to see what happens.
Other casino games
Asian casinos often offer traditional Far Eastern games, such as sic bo, fan-tan and pai-gow. They may also feature American and European versions of these games, depending on the casino’s location.
Live music and entertainment
Almost every casino today has some sort of live entertainment and this can include concerts, circus troops and stand-up comedians. It can also involve exclusive performances by prominent artists and celebrities.