Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a public building for gambling and entertainment
  2. (noun, act) a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Casino

cassino, gambling casino

Origin of the word Casino

  1. 1744, "public room for music or dancing," from It. casino, dim. of casa "house," from L. casa "hut, shed," of uncertain origin. The card game is attested by that name from 1792. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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