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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1556847099086933800˛%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/{{Cuphead}} https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/da606181_4aa4_43b2_b909_5d761c92cca7.jpeg]]]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:Gamblers beware--the house ALWAYS wins!]] ˛%%˛%% Caption selected per above IP thread. Please do not replace or remove without discussion in the Caption Repair thread:˛%% https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1404492079030138900˛%%˛˛Ah, the casino… a chance to triple your money, and have fun while doing it. Or go home completely broke, and have fun while doing it.˛˛If the characters visit UsefulNotes/LasVegas, there will definitely be at least ONE of these, and someone will probably go home broke, either due to strange HouseRules or legitimate bad luck. (If the story takes place in Europe, substitute [[UsefulNotes/{{Monaco}} Monte Carlo]] for Las Vegas.)˛˛In video games, this is ''sometimes'' a MinigameZone if you can play the games there, but not always. One could also have to bring down TheMafia there too.˛˛For where the gambling isn't actually legal and licenced, see IllegalGamblingDen.˛˛-----˛!!Examples:˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* In the episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' where Spike meets Faye, a casino chip with a microchip in it is to be exchanged in one of these. For added fun, it takes place in a casino/space station shaped like a roulette wheel.˛* In ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', Tsuzuki actually had to pretend to be a dealer on a cruise ship's casino in order to investigate murders.˛* [[Manga/ChronoCrusade Rosette and Chrono]] first meet Azmaria in a casino owned by her adoptive father in UsefulNotes/LasVegas (Atlantic City in the anime).˛* ''Manga/CityHunter'' has at least one storyline centered on underground casinos in Tokyo.˛* From the same author, ''Manga/CatsEye'' has a storyline where the owner of the targeted painting also owns at least three underground casinos.˛* ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'' is set to take place on a cruise liner which houses what is virtually the city of Las Vegas in it.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* In ''ComicBook/{{Chassis}}'', Elizabeth Tall Mountain is the owner of the Dream Catcher Casino on the Algonquin reservation. The casino is the sponsor of her 'nephew' Mark Little Crow: the first Native American Aero-Run racer.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Fan Works]]˛* In ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', Yukari has a casino of her very own, the Golden Grin.˛* The Peony Pavilion Resort and Casino is where the action of the Hell Casino/Maifya Arc of Fanfic/OnePieceParallelWorks takes place. However, at this casino, the biggest winners [[spoiler: are forced to prostitute themselves under orders by the {{Dragon Lady}}. If they don't comply, they will be killed]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]˛* The film ''Film/{{Casino}}''.˛* This is a mainstay of spy movies. In particular:˛** ''Franchise/JamesBond'' [[Literature/JamesBond books]] and [[Film/JamesBond films]] form the basis for the association of casinos with espionage. TruthInTelevision as author Creator/IanFleming's usage of casinos was inspired by Casino Estoril in Portugal, which was a den of spies during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.˛*** ''Film/DrNo''˛*** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''˛*** ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''˛*** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''˛*** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''˛*** ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''˛*** ''Film/GoldenEye''˛*** ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}''˛*** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''˛** Several spy movie parodies also feature casino scenes. This is no surprise, as many of them draw from the James Bond series.˛*** The first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.˛*** ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''. ˛*** ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill''.˛*** ''Film/{{Spy}}''.˛* In the movie ''Film/ThreeThousandMilesToGraceland,'' there's a shootout in one of these, featuring robbers wearing Elvis outfits.˛* Both the original ''Film/Oceans11'' and its remake ''Film/OceansEleven'' are about schemes to rob casinos in Vegas.˛** ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]]'' feature the titular team rigging all the games in one of these for {{revenge}}.˛* When [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] is given an award at a ceremony held in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, he misses accepting the award because he's busy working. And by "busy working", we mean "having some fun gambling".˛* Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' includes a casino.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', the Lemons actually use an old casino in Italy as their evil lair.˛* ''Film/TheThieves'' centres around a CaperCrew put together to heist a $20 million dollar from a casino in Macau.˛* The plot of ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}'' centers around Countess Helene Mara's attempt to escape from a MarriageOfConvenience by gambling her way into a fortune.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* As mentioned above, the [[Literature/JamesBond James Bond series of books]] is heavily associated with the depiction of casinos in spy novels.˛* ''Literature/VampireAcademy'':˛** Rose, Lissa, Eddie Castile, Victor Dashkov, Adrian Ivashkov, and Robert Doru spend time in various UsefulNotes/LasVegas' casinos in ''Spirit Bound''. They do not have much time to enjoy the sights are they are hunted down by Dimitri the Strigoi and his subordinates. ˛** The same book establishes that there is a Moroi-owned casino in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, called the Witching Hour. It figures out again in the plot of ''Last Sacrifice''. [[spoiler:Eric Dragomir met his mistress Emily (Mastrano) there, fifteen years before the events of the book]].˛* In "The Theft of the Cuckoo Clock", Literature/NickVelvet is hired to steal a broken plastic cuckoo clock. What makes the theft challenging is the clock's location: inside the manager's office at the centre of a well-guarded casino.˛* ''Literature/{{Dortmunder}}'': In ''What's the Worst That Could happen?'', the final crime in the escalating [[CrimeAfterCrime series of crimes]] committed by Dortmunder in his attempts to regain his ring is an ''Film/OceansEleven'' style [[TheHeist heist]] on Max Fairbanks' casino in Las Vegas.˛* Lerch's casino from ''[[Literature/{{Grinlandia}} The Grey Automobile]]'', designed in ArtNouveau style.˛* In ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'', CorruptHick Travers runs an entire chain of casino boats on the Harriet, including pleasure barges where his guests can rest from losing all their money.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', there's Linderman's casino, and it's a plot point for much of the first series.˛* These pop up pretty frequently in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.˛* As well as the series ''Series/LasVegas'', which is set in one.˛* The episode "Double Down" in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' revolves around card counting in a casino. Larry is revealed to be a former card counter, and he, Charlie, and Amita gamble at a casino. ˛* The ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' take down a Vegas casino for $5 million in "Big Daddy Calling" after the owner has Albert roughed up.˛* The first half-season of ''[[Series/MrLucky Mr. Lucky]]'' takes place largely in (and/or aboard) these.˛* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'' Reid goes undercover, and fails to blend in, at a casino looking for an Unsub after proving his experience by being [[ProfessionalGambler banned from casinos]] in three cities.˛* ''Series/DempseyAndMakepeace'': In "Lucky Streak", Dempsey happens to be present at a casino when it is robbed and a security guard murdered.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Music]]˛* ''Viva Las Vegas'', of course.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Pinballs]]˛* Not surprisingly, Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/HighRollerCasino'' takes place entirely in one.˛* ''Pinball/JackBot'' is The Casino [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Tabletop Games]]˛* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Rocket Cat nightclub in Emancipation, Mars, has a secret casino hidden in the back, available by invitation only.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'''s Game Corner, while a MinigameZone, is also the front for Team Rocket's base of operations.˛* [[ThemeNaming Baccarat]] in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier''. At least three characters go there during their quests, but none of the games can be played˛* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor,'' there's the Pianta Parlor, ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar owned by the mob.]]'' E Rating, indeed.˛* Glittertown/Neon City in ''VideoGame/WarioLand Shake It'' is this kind of area, with multiple casino type areas in two levels set in an extremely obvious fictional pastiche of Las Vegas especially given that you go through a couple desert levels first.˛* The third mission in ''[[VideoGame/BonanzaBros Bonanza Bros.]]'' takes place in a casino. Depending on whether or not you're playing a {{Bowdlerized}} version, either the Casino Executives are corrupt and you're stealing evidence, you're testing an elaborate security system, or it's just a straight-up heist.˛* In ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'', as you're riding an elevator upwards through the corporation building and punching out everyone you meet along the way, one of the floors you come upon is a casino, complete with snazzy casino music and mini-games to play.˛* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'''s third stage is casino themed, but the focus is on pinball, with Sonic as the ball. The main wagering you do is hoping to collect 100 rings in a game to avoid being dumped into the sewer, and one pinball game has a slot bonus, where one set of symbols (Dr. Eggman's face) will steal all of your rings. ˛* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series has several of these starting with Gizmo's casino in Junktown and The Hub's Maltese Falcon in [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}} the first game]]˛** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has several casinos in New Reno run by rival crime families.˛** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' naturally has a few casinos in that city. Plus one in Primm.˛* Fat Cat's Casino from ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', which is based on the [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers TV series]] episode, "Adventures in Squirrel-Sitting". The boss is one of Fat Cat's henchmen, who tosses coins from a slot machine.˛* The Golden Grin Casino in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2''. Your mission is to rob the place blind, but you can also play the slots while you're there.˛* The climatic sixth Palace in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' takes the form of a casino. In order to reach the palace's treasure, you need to accumulate coins at the casino's various games. The problem is, that most of the games are rigged, forcing you to cheat back in order to progress. Palaces are MentalWorld versions of real places. The real building that the casino represents is [[spoiler: the courthouse, making it both an InUniverse and out of universe TakeThat to the Japanese legal system.]]˛* One of the mid-tier locations in ''VideoGame/TheSwindle'' is the Casino district. It introduces a fascinating new variety of murderbots to make your life harder.˛* [[spoiler:The first disc of]] ''VideoGame/CountdownVampires'' is set in a horror-themed casino hotel known as "The Desert Moon".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Comics]]˛* In ''Webcomic/HolidayWars'', there's the Jack O'Lantern casino in Vegas which is run by Halloween. You can [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2011/03/04/episode-134/ check it out here]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' has The Hydra, owned by a man known only as The Serpent. Since the characters are in High School, they're a little more concerned with [[spoiler:the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret submarine base]] hidden beneath it]] than gambling.˛[[/folder]]˛----

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