Casino (also known as the Gambling House) is an establishment for certain types of gambling. Typically, casinos are combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships, and other tourist attractions. In the United States, they are primarily located in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, though there are some scattered throughout the country and on American Indian reservations.
While the casino industry is often associated with organized crime and gangsters, it can also be a source of employment for many people. The casino business is heavily regulated and overseen by state and local governments, and some are subject to stricter control than others. The large amounts of money handled within casinos make them a potential target for criminals and terrorists. Therefore, security is a major concern for both patrons and staff.
Some countries and cities take their casino offerings to a whole new level, turning them into immersive experiences that sit you in the lap of luxury for the duration of your stay. Macau, China, for example, is famous for its opulent casino facilities. Its Venetian is the largest casino on Earth with a staggering 550,000 square feet of gaming space. This casino is so impressive that it was even featured in the 2001 movie Ocean’s Eleven.