Casino is one of Martin Scorsese’s longest films but it never lags or loses its grip until the end. This is because the director uses masterful editing to keep it a lean, mean thriller that never lets up.
The movie is an epic tale of Vegas’s transformation from a seedy gambling town into the world’s premiere entertainment destination. It lays out the mafia’s gradual downfall in the desert city and explains how huge gambling corporations took over the gaming scene. It is a story of power, greed and corruption.
While a movie about the mafia may sound a bit dry and academic, Casino makes it entertaining and captivating from start to finish. It is a film that will be remembered and enjoyed for many years to come.
Despite the glitz and glamour of casinos, they are still businesses that have to make money. This is why casinos spend a lot of time and effort on security. Elaborate surveillance systems give a high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” view of every table, window and doorway. The system can also be adjusted to focus on specific patrons by security workers in a separate room filled with banks of monitors.
Many of the appeals of casinos are based on emotional decisions. Casinos offer food and drinks, entertainment, and gaming, all designed to make people feel good. However, just like any other business, the casino industry needs to be aware of what is working and what is not.