When most people think of casinos, they picture a place where gambling takes place. Whether that gambling involves card games, table games, video poker, roulette, or even craps, there is always the potential for big money wins and losses. Casinos are also a place where a lot of noise and excitement happens. The lights, sounds, and action are all designed to entice gamblers to part with their hard earned cash.
Gambling is a form of entertainment, and most people enjoy it. However, there are negative effects associated with it. It is important to know your limits and not let the urge get the best of you. If you are not careful, you could end up losing more than you can afford to lose.
Casino reveals the many layers of corruption and treachery that plagued Las Vegas during the 1990s. From the beginning to the end, the movie is an exciting, fast-paced thriller. Although it is a bit long at three hours, the movie never lags or runs out of steam. Martin Scorsese’s use of violence is over the top at times, but it is done for dramatic effect and to portray how real life is in the casino business.
Unlike other movies that only show the “good” side of Vegas, Casino is an eye-opening look at the dark underbelly of organized crime and opulence in Vegas. The movie is based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, co-authored by Nicholas Pileggi, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.