THE WORD ‘CASINO’
The word CASINO comes from “house”. The diminutive is of italian origin and originally meant “elegant little house”.
It seems that originally there were certain villas in the countryside that were used as places of recreation for the nobility and the upper middle class. One of these diversions was gambling. When these premises were transferred to the cities or their surroundings, they kept the original name of casinos, which is used in almost all western languages.