There are many ways to gamble in a casino, from table games like poker and blackjack that pit players’ wits against each other to slot machines that offer a more laid-back approach. But no matter how they choose to play, people at casinos have one thing in common – they want to win! And with music blaring and coins clinking, it’s hard to not get caught up in the excitement of trying your hand at luck.
While there are certainly some who skulduggery and greed permeate the world of the casino, most patrons are just there to have fun. And with a little bit of luck, they will leave with more money than when they entered.
To keep gambling patrons happy, casinos often reward their “best” customers. This may take the form of free hotel rooms, meals or tickets to shows. These rewards are called comps and can be earned based on how much time a player spends at the casino as well as the amount they bet.
Martin Scorsese’s Casino is unflinching in its portrayal of the seedier side of Las Vegas life – betrayal, avarice and violence abound, with few good guys left. But it is a gripping and engrossing movie that never lags or runs out of steam. Even scenes involving torture by vice and a baseball bat beating that had to be trimmed for a NC-17 rating are convincingly rendered, thanks to Scorsese’s masterful direction and the brilliant performances of Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone.