Casino, also known as a gaming hall or gambling den, is an establishment offering a wide range of casino games. The game offerings include a full range of slot machines, as well as table games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Aside from the gambling, casinos usually offer live entertainment and a variety of food and drink options.

The casino industry is a huge business that generates billions of dollars in profits every year. The vast majority of these profits come from the operation of casino games of chance, including slot machines, card games and table games such as baccarat, blackjack and craps. Other popular games include keno, bingo and pai gow. Many casinos also offer other games of chance such as sic bo, fan-tan and two-up.

Most states regulate the casino industry, with Nevada being most famous for its Las Vegas strip of enormous gambling resorts. However, Atlantic City and New Jersey are also home to casinos, as are Iowa and some Native American casinos.

Most casino owners rely on a mixture of promotions and incentives to attract customers and keep them coming back. These promotional offers, which are called comps, typically include discounted hotel rates, free show tickets and other perks. They are designed to encourage gamblers to spend more money and reward those who do. In addition, casinos employ security measures such as cameras and rules of conduct to prevent cheating. In the past, mobster money was a vital source of funds for some casinos, with organized crime figures taking sole or partial ownership of many venues and using their influence to manipulate the outcome of games.