What Is a Casino?

A casino (also known as a gaming establishment or a gambling house) is an establishment offering various types of gambling. The casino offers either slot machines, table games or both. The casino earns its income through the commission, or rake, from these games. It may also offer additional services such as luxury amenities, garden swimming pools and fine dining.

Some casinos specialize in a particular game, such as blackjack or poker. Others offer a range of games, including video poker and roulette. In addition, many casinos have a section devoted to sports betting, where patrons can flick a coin on American football, boxing and other sporting events.

The largest casinos in the world are located in Macau, China, which is often described as east Asia’s Monte Carlo. A defining landmark of the city’s skyline, the Grand Lisboa is crowned with the largest LED dome on the planet, comprised of more than a million lights. The interior lives up to its dazzling exterior, with 800 tables and 1,000 slot machines spread across several large and lavishly decorated floors.

The Bellagio in Las Vegas is another legendary casino known for its high-end offerings and breath-taking art installations. Its dancing fountains have made it a famous landmark on the Strip, and it was featured in the movie Ocean’s 11. Caesars Palace is an iconic destination on the Strip for its Roman-themed architecture and star-studded entertainment. The venue has played host to performers including Frank Sinatra, Liberace and Elton John.