a little nation home
- a general public building for gambling and activity
- a card game in which cards face through to the table tend to be taken with qualified cards inside hand
- A small country home.
- A building or room useful for group meetings, or general public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.
- a casino game at cards. See Cassino.
1744, "public room for songs or dance," from Italian casino, actually "some residence," diminutive of casa "house," from Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin," which will be of unsure beginning. The card online game (additionally cassino) is attested by that title from 1792. Particularly as "building for aristocratic betting" by 1820, first in an Italian framework. [T]he term Casino [is] indiscriminately placed on a set of farm offices, a country-seat, a gambling residence, and a-game of cards ... [Jane Waldie Watts, "Sketches Descriptive of Italy in many years 1816 and 1817," London 1820]
Adjoining the Casino terrace and overlooking the sea is the pigeon-shooting ground, the competitions on which are celebrated.