June 17, 2024


Casino is a movie about the seedy underbelly of gambling. While other movies like Las Vegas or Goodfellas might show opulence and a few casino scenes, Casino really gets down to the meat and potatoes of Sin City’s seedy past. It also lays bare the inner workings of casinos, and how they are engineered to slowly bleed their patrons of cash. This movie also explains how some of the mob ties in Vegas were broken when real estate investors and hotel chains bought out the old mafia-run establishments.

Something about casinos seems to encourage people to cheat, steal or scam their way into a jackpot. That’s why casinos spend a lot of time, effort and money on security. Elaborate surveillance systems offer a high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” that lets security workers monitor every table, window and doorway. Some casinos even have cameras in the ceiling that can be adjusted to focus on suspicious patrons at a moment’s notice. But not all the security measures are foolproof, and some cheaters manage to slip by the vigilance of seasoned casino guards.

In addition to the glitz and glamour, casinos also feature top-notch hotels, spas, restaurants and live entertainment. They have a variety of gambling options and machines, including roulette, blackjack, poker and slots. But one thing is certain: the house always wins. So before you play, decide how much you’re willing to lose and stick to it. If you can’t, don’t gamble. It’s not a profitable way to make money, and it can lead to serious debt.