Did You Know?...
- Worldwide there are about 4800 casinos, with about 1790 in North America, 1670 in the United States and 26 in Michigan.
- The word "Casino" originally meant a small villa, summerhouse or pavilion built for pleasure, usually on the grounds of a larger Italian villa or palazzo. During the 19th century, the word "Casino" came to include other public buildings where pleasurable activities, including gambling and sports, took place.
- "Playing with House Money" refers to the situation where a winning player is placing bets with money that has been won from the casino.
- When it opened in 1989, The Mirage, in Las Vegas, was the first casino to use security cameras full time on all table games to catch cheaters.
- A "Casino Night" (also called Vegas Nights, Las Vegas Night or Monte Carlo Night) is an entertainment event with a casino theme.
- The Venetian Macao Casino Resort in Macao, China includes a replica of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge where visitors can take gondola rides to the accompaniment of Italian opera singing.