A casino is a facility for certain types of gambling. Casinos are often combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shops and/or other tourist attractions. In some jurisdictions, casinos are licensed and regulated by government agencies. Many of these casinos are located on or near land, but some are also found aboard cruise ships and in other international locations. The large amounts of money handled within a casino can make it a target for cheating and theft by both patrons and staff, either in collusion or independently; therefore, most casinos have significant security measures. These measures include cameras, personnel, and other electronic means.

In the United States, casinos are primarily operated in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. However, since the 1980s, casino gambling has also spread to other areas in the country, such as Native American reservations and on cruise ships. The growth of casinos has been fueled by legalization in some states and by the growing popularity of the internet.

The games offered by casinos are designed to give a predictable long-term advantage to the house, or “the house”, while offering the players the possibility of a short-term gain. Some casinos offer skill-based games, where the player’s decisions can affect the outcome of a game. Players who possess sufficient skills to eliminate the inherent long-term house edge of a casino game are known as advantage players.

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