What Is a Casino?

A casino is a facility that allows customers to gamble by playing games of chance or skill. Most games have mathematically determined odds that guarantee the house a long-term advantage over the players. These odds are called the house edge. Some games have an element of skill, and players with sufficient skill can eliminate the house edge by making smart bets. These players are known as advantage players. Casinos earn income from the house edge and a percentage of bets placed on certain games, such as blackjack. The house also earns a revenue from its food and beverage operations, as well as from other sources such as show tickets and merchandise sales.

Many casinos have surveillance systems, such as closed circuit television (CCTV) and infrared cameras, that monitor the gambling area. Some have catwalks that allow security personnel to look directly down, through one way glass, on the activities at table games and slot machines. Security personnel are trained to detect cheating and other suspicious behavior.

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