A casino is a glamorous place with an exciting atmosphere. The lighting is bright and the music is upbeat, making it a great place to hang out with friends or colleagues. It is also a fun place to try your luck at a game of poker or roulette. In addition to the games, casinos also offer free drinks and comps for good players. These are things that the casino gives to people who spend a lot of money, such as free rooms, dinners and tickets to shows.
With greed and corruption as the central themes, there are no good guys in this movie. In fact, most of the key characters in the film are mired in deceit and violence. But while the movie depicts a world of corruption, it is still fascinating to watch. This is especially true for Sharon Stone’s performance as Ginger, a sultry hustler who could keep any man glued to the screen.
Casino reveals the deep ties that Las Vegas has with organized crime. But it also lays bare how huge gambling corporations took over the city. Scorsese lingers on the opulence of the strip, but he also shows how it has changed over time. And like Boogie Nights a few years later, it reminds us of the ’70s as a hellscape before it was reimagined as family-friendly Disneyland.