A casino is a facility that houses and provides gambling activities. Gaming industry contains casino.Gambling exact cause remains unknown. It is found that in almost every society in history, gambling in some form has been seen. Near or common with restaurants, retail stores, hotels, ships and many tourist attraction destinations casinos are widely built. Hosting live events such as; concerts, sporting events among others most casinos are known for that. Up to 52 billion pounds per year can be generated by casino gaming, a study reveals. Whether or not the social, economic importance of casino gambling outweigh the initial revenue that may be generated is a heated debate. Other findings from casino study include; roughly three hundred and fifty thousand small business is supported by the casino, thirteen billion pounds support small business employee wages among others.
The minimum jurisdiction gambling age is sixteen to twenty-one years in most countries which allows the operation of casinos. Games of chance are played during gambling by customers in some cases with an element skill such as roulette, baccarat, crap and blackjack among the many games.
Most games have mathematically-determined odds; this ensures the house at all times has an overall advantage over the participant. Advantage house edge. The house takes its commission commonly known as a rake, where players play against each other, in games like poker. The payout is the percentage returned to winning players. Most popular form of gambling in casinos include video Lottery Machines or slot machines. As at 2013 investigative reports, begun calling whether the modern day lottery machine is addictive.
Since massive amounts of money are handled within a casino, gaming dealers and patrons may be tempted to cheat and steal. Security cameras are located almost anywhere in the casino for security measures. Modern casino security is divided between physical security and specialized surveillance. A patron responds to calls for help and reporting any suspicious criminal activity in physical security. On the other hand specialized surveillance facilities on operates the house’s closed-circuit television. The physical safety and dedicated monitoring work closely together ensuring the security of guests and casino assets and that they are successful in preventing crime, popularly known as the eye in the sky. In other casinos catwalks are available at the ceiling above casino floor, through one-way glass, this allows surveillance personnel to look directly down on the activities at the tables and slot machines.
Houses have developed marketing techniques that attract and retain loyal customers, in the past years.
To keep record of players spending practices and target their patrons more efficiently a loyalty program is used, by sending mailings with free slot play and other promotions.