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A casino is a gambling establishment offering a variety of games of chance and some skill. The facility may be combined with a hotel, restaurant, retail shops or other entertainment venues. It is sometimes referred to as a gaming house, a kasino (casino in Dutch) or a gambling hall. In the United States, the term is used mainly to refer to casinos in Las Vegas, although there are some in other cities such as Atlantic City and Chicago.

Casinos are usually highly secure, with cameras throughout the property and a specialized surveillance department. Patrons are often required to wear a special wristband that allows the casino to identify them. Staff members are also trained to spot signs of cheating or stealing, and to take immediate action. Despite the high level of security, casinos are susceptible to fraud, and cheating by players and employees. Many casinos use technology to prevent these activities, with chips that contain built-in microcircuitry being able to be monitored minute by minute, and roulette wheels electronically monitored to discover any statistical deviation from the expected results.

The Bellagio in Las Vegas is one of the most famous casinos in the world, and has been featured in numerous movies and television shows. The casino offers a wide range of entertainment, from musical performances to stand up comedy. It is also known for its luxurious accommodations and spectacular fountain show. There are also several other top-notch casinos around the globe, including the Casino de Montreal and the Casino Lisboa in Lisbon.