A casino, also called a gaming house or casiono, is a place where people can play gambling games. These include poker, dice, roulette and other table games, as well as slot machines. Casinos can be found in cities around the world. Some are very large and have multiple floors, while others are much smaller. Some casinos are also renowned for their entertainment offerings, including high-profile shows.

Located in Monte Carlo, this is one of the most famous casinos in the world. It is a glamorous temple of temptation, decked out with opulent furnishings and overflowing bars. The casino has a long list of celebrity guests who have entertained here, from Frank Sinatra to Elton John.

There are many casinos in the United States, including the Las Vegas Strip and Atlantic City. In addition to their gaming tables, most casinos have restaurants, spas, and other amenities for their patrons. They also use video cameras and other technological devices to monitor their games.

The most popular card games in casinos are baccarat (called chemin de fer in the UK and European continental casinos) and blackjack. In the US, most casinos offer pai gow and fan-tan as well. They may also have poker rooms, where patrons play against each other and the casino makes a profit by taking a cut of the pot or charging an hourly fee. In the 1990s, casinos dramatically increased their use of technology to monitor their games. Video cameras monitor the exact amounts wagered minute by minute and warn managers if a pattern develops; electronic roulette wheels are monitored regularly to discover statistical deviations.