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Casino (Movie Review)


Casinos are more than just places to gamble – they’re immersive experiences. With a wide variety of table games, slot machines and poker rooms, casinos offer top-notch hotels and spas, live entertainment, bars, restaurants and other amenities to create unforgettable gambling experiences. And with the latest technology, a casino’s surveillance systems give security personnel a high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” that can be adjusted to focus on certain suspicious patrons.

While the odds for most casino games are stacked in the house’s favor, the thrill of winning keeps people coming back for more. But it’s not just the chance of hitting it big – it’s also the adrenaline rush of being surrounded by other players and their exuberance, the sound of clinking slots and the opulent décor. It’s a sensory overload that draws in even the most jaded people and creates a feeling of pure excitement!

Scorsese masterfully captures this vibe with Casino. Like Paul Verhoeven’s Boogie Nights a few years later, Casino is not just about Sin City, but of its decaying underbelly. The movie’s apocalyptic vision is not quite so pessimistic as that of Boogie Nights, but the tone is similar. The film is both a relic of the ’70s and a warning about what will replace it, as seen through the eyes of Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro). Ginger’s (Sharon Stone) brash energy spikes the movie early on, as she exults in her ability to seduce men (“a smart hustler like her could keep a guy awake for two or three days”) and writhes with sexual tension.