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A casino is a building designed to accommodate gambling, usually maintained by a business that profits from the gamblers by offering games in which customers must make disadvantageous bets (e.g., craps, roulette - for more see casino games), or, in statistically even games, by charging a commission on bets customers make against each other (e.g., poker, pai gow,baccarat, sports betting[?]). Often combined with or near hotels, restaurants and other vacation attractions to encourage long stays.

Famous casinos are located in:

Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Casino is a chain of supermarkets in France, which also owns part of Laurus in the Netherlands, see List of supermarkets.

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