If you’ve ever been to a casino, you’ll know that the place is bursting with energy. You’ll see people laughing, chatting with friends, and playing games of chance like roulette, blackjack or poker. Although there may be some tutting when things don’t go their way, most people have a good time and are happy to be there.
In fact, the casino’s goal is to make you feel energized and excited. That’s why they use bright and sometimes gaudy colors on their floors and walls to stimulate the senses. They also play loud music, which is proven to enliven the emotions and increase people’s energy levels. It’s no wonder that people can spend hours at a time in casinos, even when they’re not winning!
One thing that most casino players don’t realize is that the house always wins. The reason is that they’re not a charity that’s giving away free money, but a business that’s in it for the profits. There are built-in advantages to each game that will ensure that the casino, not the player, will win. These advantages are known as the “house edge” and they’re incorporated into the rules of each game.
Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone are the highlights of Casino, but there’s no doubt that the movie is driven by its story and the characters. Whether it’s the torture scene with a vice or the death of Joe Pesci’s character, Scorsese uses violence to drive home the message that love and trust are dicey propositions when dealing with organized crime.