A casino is a place where people can gamble and play games of chance. It has been around for thousands of years. In fact, it’s been found in almost every culture throughout history. From Ancient Mesopotamia and Greece to Napoleon’s France, and Elizabethan England to modern Las Vegas, there have been casinos everywhere. These days the modern casino is like an indoor amusement park for adults. The vast majority of the entertainment, and profits for the owners, come from gambling. But a casino also offers restaurants, free drinks, stage shows and dramatic scenery to attract players.
Many people think that casinos are rigged. While there are some gangster casinos that do take advantage of unsuspecting patrons, most land-based casinos have super high security to protect the integrity of their games and prevent cheating. Casinos are heavily regulated and audited to ensure that they are operating legally.
Something about gambling (or maybe the presence of large amounts of money) encourages people to cheat and steal in order to win. That’s why casinos spend so much time, effort and money on security.
There are two casinos that are close to Nashville, Tropicana Evansville and Harrah’s Metropolis. Both are less than a two-and-a-half hour drive from Nashville. Harrah’s Metropolis is a former riverboat casino and was converted into an on-land casino when Indiana changed its gaming laws. Tropicana Evansville is a newcomer to the casino scene and opened in 2017. Both casinos have great restaurants, but be careful, drinking alcohol can affect your gambling ability.