A casino is more than just a place to try your luck with dice, cards or slots. It’s a full-blown entertainment center, filled with flashy colors, music and an atmosphere that creates a unique buzz. It’s a place where champagne glasses clink and people of all backgrounds mingle, creating a true sense of excitement that can’t be replicated online.
It’s easy to understand why people would feel tempted to cheat, steal or scam their way into a jackpot when they’re in a casino, which is why casinos devote a huge amount of money and time to security. This starts with casino employees, who keep a close eye on every table, window and doorway to make sure nothing is amiss. They are also trained to spot blatant cheating, like palming or marking cards, and look for betting patterns that suggest cheating is taking place.
Other security measures include a system of cameras that monitor the entire casino, with one room filled with banks of security monitors that can be adjusted to focus on suspicious patrons. These are supplemented by a team of workers who track the action at each table, observing the movements of players and looking for any unusual behavior that could signal trouble.
The cast of characters in Casino is strong, but the film really belongs to Sharon Stone and her powerhouse performance as the blonde hustler Ginger McKenna. Building on her earlier star turn in Basic Instinct, she oozes sexual magnetism and relentless energy. The combination of her and De Niro makes for a truly riveting three-hour thriller.