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frosty rime
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 5:06:38 PM

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Hello all,

I wonder why "das Kurhaus" is entered to mean "a kasino" in the TDF and it is written to mean "a health resort".

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IMcRout
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 6:44:10 PM

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For the 'casino', take a look here.


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frosty rime
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:23:03 AM

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IMcRout wrote:
For the 'casino', take a look here.


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Joy Frohlich
Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:13:38 PM
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In www.dict.cc "Kasino" is defined as "casino" or "Mess" so there are really two distinct meanings. In the cafeteria in the Karstadt store in Bonn the separate room for the staff to eat in is labelled "Mitarbeiter Casino" meaning what the english would call a mess or canteen.

A casino (english) in the sense of a gambling hall is usually called a "Spielbank" in the Rhineland but www.dict.cc gives "Spielhalle" "Spielsaal" or "Spielothek". These are often found by a "Kursaal". I wonder if probably, about a hundred years ago, the people who went to "take the waters" in Bad Ems and similar resorts spent their evenings in gambling. They paid for their own "Kur". It was not paid for them by the "Gesundheitskasse".
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