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The history of the word casino reveals a

transformation from a cottage to a gambling palace. The source of our word, Italian casino, is a diminutive of casa, "house." Central to the transformation is the development of the senses of casino in Italian. The word was first applied to a country house and then came to be used for a social gathering place, a room or building where one could dance, listen to music, and gamble. This last pastime seems to have gained precedence over the others, at least as far as the development of the word is concerned, and casino took on the meaning "gambling establishment." These senses of the Italian word have all been borrowed into English, the sense "social gathering place" being recorded first in the 18th century, the sense "gambling establishment" first in

In North America there are three countries in which

you can find casino gambling, the United States being the easiest and most lucrative for the traveling gambler. There are more casinos in the United States of America than in any other country in the world. The casinos in the United States offer all the most popular casino games like poker , blackjack and craps. In states like Nevada, casino gamblers can find casinos to gamble in all over the place. The state of Nevada has more casinos than any other state in the United States. Las Vegas, Nevada is literally packed with casinos and many gamblers in the United States play here. Las Vegas, Nevada is home to many popular casinos, among them Aladdin

Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major

resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World , and is famous for its casino resorts and associated entertainment. The primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy are tourism , gaming , and conventions , which in turn feed the retail and restaurant industries


Las Vegas currently has 16 non restricted gaming

locations that earn more than $1 million per year in gaming revenue. The total revenue for the calendar year 2009 was $229 million , $240 million for the year 2008 and $255 million for 2007.

Average salary paid is $14,700 a year, according

to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that figure does not include company benefits and tips. The total salary earned annually averages $32,000 to $58,000 a year, which may include benefits such as disability, health insurance, and pension, along with tips that account for roughly 50 to 80 percent of that salary. Most casinos offer minimum wage as starting base pay, while other casinos start base pay around $7.00 to $8.00 an hour. Some companies may also offer small periodic raises.

Salary may depend on timing. Nightshifts are

busy hours in the casino, so dealers can earn more, but morning shifts are slow hours in the casino, where new dealers practice technique and skill, and eventually work up to the more popular tables and shifts. High-end clientele can patronize the casino at any hour, and high rollers tip well. During busy seasons, dealers can expect more work hours and higher tip income. During slow shifts or off seasons, dealers may request to leave the shift or stay and earn the base salary

POKER Exhilarate with hand after hand of classic poker action. This Vegas hot spot also includes 24-hour tableside dining, complimentary beverage service, safe deposit boxes, a full-service cashier cage, overhead state-of-the-art music system. To further inspire your game, the walls are adorned with artwork depicting past Bellagio tournaments and World Poker Tour events, as well as a LeRoy Neiman-commissioned painting of high-stakes poker greats.

BLACKJACK Blackjack is one of the most popular casino table games.
Everyone plays against the dealer (the house)

who begins the game by dealing each player two cards and the house one card face-up and one card face-down.
If the first two cards we are dealt total 21, we

have a blackjack.

Roulette is enticingly easy to play.

The roulette wheel is marked with numbers 1 - 36

and the symbols "0" and "00. Color and number combinations offer a variety of betting options for an exciting gaming experience. Wagers can be placed on individual numbers or groups of numbers on the betting layout. When the ball comes to rest on the roulette wheel, the dealer places a marker on the winning number on the table layout and pays the winning bets.

Craps is a fast-paced, action-packed game

utilizing a pair of dice. Once players place their bets, one player known as the "shooter" throws the dice. All wagers must be placed before the shooter throws the dice. The dice are passed to another "shooter" when the shooter 7 outs.


This alluring variation of poker offers three

different ways to play. Players first make an ante bet then each player and the dealer receive three cards. Players can then make additional wagers or fold and forfeit the hand.

Bellagio adheres to the American Gaming

Association (AGA) Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming, which became effective on September 15, 2004. Our company has always taken steps to promote responsible gaming, and has long established many of the AGA prescribed measures. The AGA Code of Conduct represents a broad commitment by the entire gaming industry to make the public aware of responsible gaming resources, and incorporate responsible gaming into business operations

Enforce Nevada Law which requires that Guests

must be at least 21 years of age to gamble in the resort. Educate our employees through a variety of programs and methods on responsible gaming policies and procedures. Provide information to our employees about resources for assistance with problem gaming. Monitor vigilantly to prevent underage gambling and unattended minors in our casinos. Fund responsible gaming research.