What Is a Casino?
A Casino is a facility for certain types of gambling. Slot machines, black jack, roulette, craps and keno are the games that provide billions in profits for casinos every year. A Casino is a business, and like any other business it has to make money or go out of business. Its built-in advantage on each bet (called the house edge) is a major part of that.
There are a number of security measures to protect patrons from cheating and theft. Casino surveillance staff watch the casino floor through one way mirrors, and security cameras in the ceiling allow them to monitor each table and slot machine individually. Table managers and pit bosses have a broader view of the action and can spot blatant cheating by looking for patterns in the behavior of players.
The casino also offers inducements to big bettors, called comps. These can include free hotel rooms, meals, show tickets and transportation. The value of these inducements is based on how much money the player bets and how long he or she plays. The more the player spends and the longer he or she gambles, the more the casino will consider him or her a good customer and the higher his or her comp level.
In addition to providing a place for gamblers, the Casino provides an ambience that is fun and exciting. It has many different games and many people come to the Casino just to enjoy themselves.