Casinos generate a lot of revenue and is a great place for people to spend their time and money. Casinos are also often associated with high-roller lifestyles.
The average U.S household spends about $300 per year on gambling, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. This equates to about $1,000 per year for a family of four. Most gamblers are not addicted, but some do develop dependency issues with gambling addiction being linked to social isolation, mental health issues and financial ruin.
The first ever casino was built in Venice by the Casa di Giulietta in 1638 which was originally used as a gambling hall for aristocrats only! That means that there have been casinos around for over 400 years!