Casino – The Movie That Changed Hollywood

The sight of bright lights and the sound of coins clinking in slot machines is enough to excite even the most jaded soul. Add to that the glitzy decor, blaring music and intoxicating aroma of casino food, and you have yourself an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Something about gambling entices people to cheat or scam their way into winning jackpots rather than simply trusting that they will win by sheer luck. To combat this, casinos have to spend a lot of time, energy and money on security. Some of these measures include hiring security guards to watch the floor and deploying high-tech cameras with an “eye-in-the-sky” capability. These cameras can be adjusted to focus on specific patrons by security workers in a separate room filled with banks of monitors.

Casinos also make money off of their patrons by comping them for goods and services such as free hotel rooms, show tickets, dinner and even airline tickets. Often, these freebies are given to players who spend the most amount of money at the tables or slot machines. To find out more about how to get a comp, ask a casino employee or visit their information desk.

Unlike other crime dramas, Casino is a story about the mob’s influence over Vegas and how that eventually collapsed. The movie is a scathing indictment of greed and corruption, yet it leaves viewers feeling sympathetic for the key characters as they receive their just desserts in the end.