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ca·si·no [kuh-see-noh] –noun, plural -nos for 1. 1. a building or large room used for meetings, entertainment, dancing, etc. , esp. such a place equipped with gambling devices, gambling tables, etc. It conjures up a solid mental picture, or opulence and luxury and a lack of responsibilities. Vegas has rooted itself firmly in the collective subconscious, and has warped the very words we communicate with. Funny that the word was once literally Casa and -ino, meaning a little house. The is what the word once meant; a small house for gatherings. Since Megan is now living in Bodega rather than at the Bay, this place has become her regular haunt. Good food, alcohol, and pool tables. Simple and excellent. The superlative touch on this, the one thing that will drag me on a half-hour drive to visit over and over, is the pinball. They have a pristine copy of the Rocky & Bullwinkle pinball machine.  Joy!