The MGM Grand Las Vegas Casino


Located in the heart of the MGM Grand Las Vegas, this storied gambling den entices hardened dollar spinners and curious newbies with its poker room and state-of-the-art sports betting. In addition to the traditional range of game tables and slot machines, this casino offers 60 plasma TVs for watching American football, boxing, and martial arts.

There’s a common belief that casinos are seedy backroom gambling parlors where people you would never want to cross paths come to test their luck. While crime does happen at casinos, the truth is that these large, professional gambling pavilions provide a safe environment in which to gamble, watch live shows and enjoy food and drink.

Casinos around the world feature a wide variety of games. Traditionally, many of these games were based on chance but some have an element of skill, such as roulette, craps, and blackjack. Most of these games have mathematically determined odds which give the house a uniformly negative expected value, referred to as the “house edge.” In games like blackjack and video poker, where players play against each other, casinos take a commission from the losers called the rake.

Casinos help the local economy by bringing people together to exchange goods and services, such as paying employees at a casino and buying meals and drinks at restaurants and other tourist attractions. In addition, casino visitors spend money on lodging and other local businesses that benefit from their spending. These examples are automatically selected from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word casino. They may not reflect the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.