casino

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n casino a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
    • n casino a public building for gambling and entertainment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks
    • Casino A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, etc., sometimes having gambling tables or devices.
    • Casino a business establishment for which the primary business is gambling, having various types of gambling tables, such as blackjack or roulette, and usually also slot machines, and sometimes other forms of gambling, such as poker; also, the main room of such an establishment where the gambling is conducted; as, the Trump casinos in Atlantic City.
    • Casino A game at cards. See Cassino.
    • Casino A small country house. "A shooting box .""Tight boxes neatly sashed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are no clocks or windows in any casino.
    • n casino A small country-house; a lodge; a summer-house or retreat.
    • n casino A club-house or public room used for social meetings, gaming, dancing, music, etc.; a public dancing-saloon.
    • n casino A game of cards, in which the players, two or more in number, strive to obtain as many cards as possible, especially certain cards of a counting value, as the ten of diamonds and two of spades. Tricks are taken by pairing, that is, by matching a card on the table with one in the hand; combining, or grouping together from the board, cards the number of pips on which equals the number on that played from the hand; and building, or combining cards on the board with one in the hand, the trick to be taken at the player's next turn. In this sense also spelled cassino.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
    • n Casino kas-ē′nō a room for public dancing: a card-game.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. casino, dim. of casa, house, fr. L. casa, cottage. Cf. Cassing
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.; from L. casa, a cottage.

Usage

In literature:

It would be a kind of Christmas present for your mother from the Casino, which really owes her a lot more.
"Rosemary in Search of a Father" by C. N. Williamson
It was the evening after his return home that the Parson strolled up to the Casino.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
Luxury casinos and the castles of the cartels.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Lady Middleton proposed a rubber of Casino to the others.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
I find, on reference to the Will Office, that you were quite right, the Casino property is entailed on Frank.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
But I suppose I shall see you at the Casino to-night?
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
The citizens and master-workmen then got in the habit of reading the papers, and a little later they wanted a Casino.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
Beyond the casino proper, however, was a pleasant lounge that included a snack bar and tables for dining.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They were all going to Nice the next day; and that evening the de Vignolles had gone down to the Casino and Vera hadn't gone.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
At the Casino we call her 'Little Goldie'.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
Probably the most successful of this year's dramatic ventures is "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Casino.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
He was going to take stock in some of the hotels, casinos, and various other enterprises, which would be organized.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Mr. Mitchel said that he had been to the Casino with this woman.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
I was experiencing the sense of disillusionment which invariably comes to me afresh when I enter the Casino of Monaco.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Have they a club, a casino, or anything of the sort here, where they play?
"A Rent In A Cloud" by Charles James Lever
Here, too, are the plans for the new Casino and Baths.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
A well-equipped casino stands at the west end of the sea-front.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
At the Casino, as well as at the Garrick, "Trilby" and "Mme.
"Trilbyana" by Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
I reckon I invented big casino, little casino and the four aces in the pawn brokerage business.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
You are superseded by trashy reading, casino, and play!
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
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In poetry:

At the gingerbread casino,
how innocent the nights we made it
on our Vesuvio martinis
with no vermouth but vodka
to sweeten the dry gin—
"Homecoming" by Robert Lowell

In news:

At River City Casino and Lumiere Place Casino View Gallery.
As he left the Go-Go's concert Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Shawn Slaton, interim CEO of Cherokee Nation Entertainment, reflected on the just-finished addition to the casino floor.
A conceptual rendering of a $15 million boutique casino, which would open in advance of the $245 million permanent casino in Lansing.
Harrah's Cherokee casino bought nearly half a million dollars of liquor over the past year, netting almost $50,000 in profits each for the ABC stores in Sylva and Bryson City — which had the privileges of being the casino's suppliers.
Casino gambling in the state initially was restricted to floating riverboats, but the state's constitution was amended to allow riverboat casinos to float within manmade moats .
Yes, he feels that casinos anywhere else in New Jersey would put a crimp on the casino revenue that AC now enjoys, even though they're slowly bleeding money.
Butte County casino operator Mooretown Rancheria has vowed to open a second casino in West Sacramento if Gov Jerry Brown approves the competing Enterprise Rancheria casino project in Yuba County.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority was created in 1984 as a fiscal Tinkerbell of sorts, sprinkling casino cash around the state like pixie dust.
If Philadelphia has a second casino built, SugarHouse Casino could see its revenue drop by 24 percent, a gaming consultant testified in Chancery Court on Thursday.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will be the last of four voter –approved casinos to open in Ohio.
Although Gov Deval Patrick has signed a casino agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, an actual casino in Taunton way be a long way off.
Neither the Foxwoods Resort Casino nor the Mohegan Sun Casino, which are located in hard-hit southeastern Connecticut, lost power during Sandy, and both report their hotels have been filled to capacity all week.
Gamblers wagered $331.9 million at Hollywood Casino Toledo and Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cleveland in September.
BOSTON — Gov Deval Patrick's administration announced a tentative casino compact Wednesday with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, a key requirement in the tribe's bid to develop a $500 million resort casino in Taunton.
In February, the Canadian artist Roch Voisine gave an acoustic concert series at Casino Montreal and Casino de Hull in Canada before hitting the road in Europe in the fall.
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In science:

Named after the city (in the province of Monoco, south of France) famous for its (gambling) casinos, the Monte Carlo method makes extensive use of random numbers.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
In “practice” however, one cannot go into a casino and bet arbitrarily small sums of money: there is always a unit value, and any bet made has to be a multiple of this value.
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?
If you have to sit out 21000 rounds of roulette before placing a sure bet, as might occur when gambling on a non-bi-immune set, then with probability 1 the casino has already closed while you were waiting for this opportunity.
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?
To compare the performance of efficient, standard, optimum and SD sampling total energy estimates were calculated for an isolated all-electron Carbon atom in the 3P non-relativistic ground state. A version of the CASINO package was used, with modifications introduced to enable generalised sampling.
Optimum and efficient sampling for variational quantum Monte Carlo
In turn, the casino repeats the same trick against every player, ruining him while Players 1 does not lose more that the fractional part of her capital, and placing Heads until she accumulates a dollar.
Effective betting with restricted wagers
The casino setting described above facilitates the separation between these refinements.
Effective betting with restricted wagers
It took us a moment to figure out why that notebook line also says Miller-Urey, Death of Stalin, and Casino Royale.
Astrophysics in 2006
The issue was the tribe’s operation of a shoe-box casino on its reservation.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Monte Carlo calculations and is the reason why this technique was named after the world’s most famous gambling casino.
Introduction to QCD
This risk, that convergence is only given with a certain probability, is the reason why Monte Carlo techniques were named after the famous casino in Monaco, illustrated in figure 15.
Introduction to QCD
The right perspective we have here in mind is the one usually adopted in a typical gambling with dice at the casino, for instance in the game known as craps.
Quantum dice
The reason for this is precisely that the casino wants to prevent the player from taking a full control over the rolling experiment, as a full control would mean of course full predictability of the final outcome, and therefore a sure win.
Quantum dice
On the other hand, the casino doesn’t forbid the player to know the initial states of the dice before the throw.
Quantum dice
So, what are we actually measuring here? Here again, we must adopt the viewpoint of the casino, for instance in a typical craps dice game.
Quantum dice
The name stems from a casino strategy in which a gambler doubles his stake each time a bet is lost. A stochastic variable is called a martingale, if its expectation value is time-independent.
Option Pricing from Path Integral for Non-Gaussian Fluctuations. Natural Martingale and Application to Truncated L\'evy Distributions
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