Thread: An amusement or gambling hall equipped with various entertainment facilities such as gambling, music, shows, and dancing.

The Italian word "casa," meaning "small house," originated and meant an annex of social and entertainment (dance, billiards, gambling, etc.) owned by aristocrats during the Renaissance. At first, it was a popular social place, but today it refers to a general indoor gambling place located on a beach, hot spring, or resort. Depending on the country, the opening has been approved for the purpose of taxation, tourism facilities, and foreign currency acquisition. Historically, it was opened in many parts of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries to finance the kingdom, and was active in Germany (Austria), and was banned one after another for revolution (the downfall of the aristocracy) and the hotbed of vice.

Although gambling has been active in the U.S. since the western pioneering period, it was about 200 luxury gambling boats on the Mississippi River from the mid-19th century to the Civil War that introduced facilities. At the end of the 19th century, official opening was allowed in New Orleans for tax purposes. The states that allow opening in the United States are Nevada, New Jersey, and North Dakota, and there are about 20 casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. In Europe, the casino in Cannes, South France, which faces the Mediterranean Sea, and Monte Carlo (Kingdom of Monaco), which opened in 1861, is famous. In addition, licensed casinos are also opened in Italy (Sanremo), Germany (Trafemunt), and the United Kingdom. There have long been tourist casinos in Latin American countries, and casinos in Montevideo (Uruguia) and Sanhwan (Puerto Rico) are known. There was also a casino in Havana, but it was closed after the revolution. Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau are known in Asia. In Korea, for the development of the tourism industry, it was opened in tourist hotels such as Seoul, Busan, and Jeju for domestic foreigners and tourists. In general, gambling in casinos includes roulette, slot machines, and blackjack.
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