subcasino

casino

[kuh-see-noh]
noun, plural casinos for 1.
1.
a building or large room used for meetings, entertainment, dancing, etc., especially such a place equipped with gambling devices, gambling tables, etc.
2.
(in Italy) a small country house or lodge.
3.
Also, cassino. Cards. a game in which cards that are face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand.

Origin:
1780–90; < Italian, equivalent to cas(a) house + -ino diminutive suffix

subcasino, noun, plural subcasinos.
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casino (kəˈsiːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
1.  a public building or room in which gaming takes place, esp roulette and card games such as baccarat and chemin de fer
2.  a variant spelling of cassino
 
[C18: from Italian, diminutive of casa house, from Latin]

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casino
1744, "public room for music or dancing," from It. casino, dim. of casa "house," from L. casa "hut, shed," of uncertain origin. The card game is attested by that name from 1792.
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