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A casino (also known as a gaming house or a gambling house) is an establishment for certain types of gambling. It is also a place where people socialize. Casinos are most often built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shops, and other tourist attractions. In the United States, casinos are regulated by state and local governments. Some are operated by Native American tribes. In addition to gambling, casinos often host concerts and other events.

Something about the presence of large amounts of money seems to encourage gamblers to cheat and steal, either in collusion with each other or independently. This is why casinos spend a great deal of time and effort on security. In addition to hiring trained personnel, they employ many security cameras. In the 1990s, casinos dramatically increased their use of technology to monitor and supervise games. For instance, betting chips have built-in microcircuitry to allow casinos to oversee bets minute by minute and to immediately discover any deviation from their expected results; roulette wheels are electronically monitored regularly to detect any statistical anomalies.

A casino can be an exciting place to visit, but it can also be a very dangerous one. In addition to the potential for robbery and theft, there are many ways in which a casino can go bankrupt. To protect themselves, gamblers should always be aware of the risks involved and follow all casino rules. They should also make sure to bet within their bankroll and limit their losses.