So, You Want to Know Why “The House” Always Wins

They say “the house always wins.” It doesn’t always win, of course, but there’s nothing better than a good generalization.

So, why do we refer to a casino as “the house”? Well, “casino” is Italian in origin, coming from the root word “casa,” meaning (wait for it) “house.”

You can't say "casino" without "sin."
You can’t spell “casino” without “sin.”

Originally, it meant a villa or summerhouse, but over time it came to mean a building built for pleasure. In modern Italy, “casino” refers to brothels!

Now you know!