A casino is a gambling establishment that accepts bets from patrons on the outcome of a game. Because the amounts of money exchanged in casinos are enormous, patrons and employees may be tempted to cheat or steal, either in collusion or independently. As a result, casinos have elaborate security measures in place. These often include cameras in the ceiling, allowing security workers to view all areas of the casino at once. Some casinos also have cameras in each table, changing windows, and doorways, which can be adjusted to focus on suspicious patrons. Casinos are also built around noise and lighting, with the color red being a popular choice for floor and wall coverings because it is thought to stimulate gamblers. Most casinos also have a large number of slot machines and other gambling games, and offer free drinks and cigarettes to patrons while they play.
Casino was Martin Scorsese’s first film after the success of Goodfellas, and it featured the same cast of starring players (Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci). At a time when violent and profane crime was in fashion thanks to Quentin Tarantino, Casino was the perfect film for its time.
Casino portrays a world of avarice and greed with every major character mired in corruption, treachery, and violence. Although most of the characters do get their comeuppance, we never feel sorry for them because they are such despicable people. Nevertheless, the movie is compelling because of its depiction of human tragedy and the fact that it is based on true events.