The modern casino is much like an indoor amusement park for adults, with the vast majority of entertainment (and profits for its owner) coming from games of chance. Slot machines, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more all provide the billions of dollars in profits casinos rake in each year.
Gambling in casinos is a multibillion-dollar industry that attracts visitors from around the world. Some people visit for the excitement of trying their hand at a game while others come to gamble and enjoy top-notch hotels, restaurants, spas, and live entertainment. Whatever the reason, there are many benefits to gambling in a casino, from the social interaction and the thrill of winning to the ability to earn rewards while on the go.
Casino, directed by Martin Scorsese, is a film that focuses on the seedy underbelly of the Las Vegas casino business in the 1980s. While many other films only show the flashy lights and opulence that make Vegas famous, Casino dives into the history of mafia-linked corruption that has plagued Las Vegas for decades.
The film features a terrific cast, led by Robert De Niro as the sleazy crime boss, Sharon Stone as a high-stakes hustler, and Joe Pesci as the gruff mobster, Santoro. The violence in the movie can be a little over the top, but Scorsese is not using it purely for style or shock value. The scenes are based on real-life events that actually happened to these characters’ real-life counterparts.