In the past, casinos focused on the high rollers, who spend more money than the average gambler and often play in rooms separate from the main casino floor. These high rollers were rewarded with comps and freebies. They also enjoyed free show tickets and free buffets, and their casino revenue was fueled by the large number of people who visited. Nowadays, casinos are more interested in keeping these high rollers happy by giving them lavish personal attention and freebies.
Since their inception, casinos have captured the public imagination. They inspired movies like “Oceans Eleven” in the early 1960s, and were later remade with George Clooney as the title character. They are home to thousands of slot machines, one-armed bandits, and five-star dining. Casinos are also a place where the rich go to get a taste of luxury, and where the poor can become rich. Millions of dollars pass through casino doors each day.
Casinos have evolved into luxury hotels, casinos, and entertainment complexes. While their primary purpose is gambling, some have other activities like live entertainment, shopping malls, and entertainment venues. While the casinos of today can be a great place for gambling, the first casino was a small pleasure house or villa. But it has grown into an entertainment complex, and now, gambling at casinos has become a fashionable way of life for the rich. It has become a major source of income for the principality of Monaco.