Casino – The Sinister Side of Las Vegas


Unlike other movies that barely scratch the surface of what Vegas is all about, Casino digs deep to show a more sinister side of this party town. It exposes the city’s past ties to organized crime while still showing its opulence and neon signs, as well as gamblers having fun playing cards and slots.

While the movie focuses on three main characters, Casino tells the larger story of how the mafia lost control of this desert city and massive gambling corporations took over. It’s an epic history lesson on the origins of Las Vegas and how it continues to reinvent itself.

Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci deliver outstanding performances in this movie. Both are able to convey their characters’ dark and violent natures, while at the same time making them appealing. Their dynamic with each other adds an extra level of realism and tension to the film.

Casinos are designed to be exciting places where people can let loose and have fun. With music blaring and coins clinking, the atmosphere is buzzing as people mix and mingle, trying their hand at games like poker and roulette. Although there are some who walk in with confidence and expect to win big, most are just looking for a chance to have a good time.

Many casinos reward their “good” players with free hotel rooms, meals, tickets to shows and even limo service. These perks are known as comps. To get the most out of your casino experience, be sure to ask about comps and how they work.