Casinos are exciting, buzzing places that offer a chance to socialize and try one’s luck at games of chance. The music is loud, drinks are flowing and the atmosphere is energetic. People ranging from regulars to tourists mingle while they try their hand at everything from poker to roulette. There’s no telling when luck will strike, but the fun never stops.
While a casino might be known for its extravagant décor, shopping centers, lighted fountains and hotels, the billions of dollars in profits that casinos bring in every year are primarily from gambling. Table games like blackjack and poker require a certain level of skill, while slot machines are more relaxed. But no matter what the game, most gamblers want to feel they’re winning. That’s why casinos provide comps to big spenders, offering them free hotel rooms, dinner, shows and transportation.
Martin Scorsese’s Casino is an epic story of the mob’s takeover of Las Vegas. With the help of a stellar cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, Casino is a taut thriller that keeps the action moving. While the movie does veer away from the story at times, it’s an essential look at the rise of organized crime in the casino industry.