What is a Casino?


A Casino is a place where a variety of games of chance are offered to patrons and where gambling is the primary activity. Typically, a casino adds luxuries to attract guests, such as restaurants, free drinks, stage shows and dramatic scenery.

Game Types

The three major categories of casino games are gaming machines, table games and random number games. There are also a variety of other games, such as poker and tournaments.

Beatable games

There are a lot of games that are beatable at casinos. These include blackjack, Pai Gow poker and tiles, pari-mutuel betting, poker, video poker, slot machines and sports betting.

Unbeatable games

There are many other casino games that are unbeatable, including baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino Wars, craps, fan-tan, faro, keno and roulette.


A casino has to ensure that its players and employees are safe. The main means of ensuring this is by providing an effective physical security force that patrols the building and responds to any calls for assistance or reports of criminal activity.

Casinos also have to ensure that their employees and customers are protected by a specialized surveillance department that operates a closed circuit television system known as the eye in the sky. This allows the casino to detect and prevent crime before it becomes too serious.

A good player is one who spends a large amount of money at the casino, and they receive comps, which are free goods or services given to “good” players by the casino. These can be things like free hotel rooms, dinners, tickets to shows or even limo service and airline tickets.