Movie Review: Scorsese’s Casino

Casinos are gambling establishments that make profit by encouraging gamblers to spend money and play longer. They reward players who spend the most with free rooms, shows, meals, and even limo service or airline tickets. These rewards are known as comps. The more a player plays, the higher their comp rating.

The word casino comes from the Latin word for “house,” and it refers to a place where people can gather to play games of chance, such as blackjack or roulette. These games are designed to be fast-paced and exciting, and the thrill of not knowing when your luck will change can keep players coming back for more. Casinos also offer a variety of other entertainment options, such as live music or shows.

Unlike other Vegas movies that gloss over the city’s seedy underbelly or focus on glitz and glamor, Scorsese’s Casino is an epic history lesson about how organized crime and huge gambling corporations wrested control of Sin City. And it features some of the best acting performances of any movie, especially Robert De Niro as the mobster Ace Rothstein and Joe Pesci as his partner-in-crime Nicky Santoro.

There are no good guys in this film, which is fitting given the subject matter of corruption and greed. But it’s hard to not feel sympathy for the characters in this cynical drama. They’re all mired in treachery and violence, but they get their comeuppance in the end. That’s a testament to the power of the story and the skill of the actors.