Casinos are flashy, opulent places that play music and ring with the sound of coins clinking together. They are filled with people, many of whom are trying their luck at various gambling games. Whether they are regulars, expecting to win big or simply trying to make back what they lost last time, there is one thing all these gamblers have in common – they are having fun.
There’s nothing quite like the buzz of a casino to get your blood pumping. Even if you don’t gamble, there’s still plenty to see and do. You can sit around the poker table, enjoy a show or grab a bite to eat.
It is no secret that casinos are built on the foundation of chance. However, what some may not know is that casinos also employ a variety of other tactics to keep their patrons gambling. This includes wafting scented oils through their ventilation systems to give the rooms a manufactured feeling of bliss that makes players feel more apt to gamble. They also make use of video screens to provide a more streamlined experience for their guests.
Martin Scorsese’s Casino is no exception to this rule. While some of the movie’s violence, such as the torture of De Niro and Stone’s characters or Joe Pesci’s character being buried alive in a cornfield, is over the top, Scorsese’s film remains a taut thriller until the very end. Moreover, his masterful editing and taut narration ensure that the movie doesn’t lag at any point.