A casino is a place where music plays, champagne glasses clink and people try their luck at games of chance. While there are a few grumpy faces when things don’t go their way, most people in casinos are there to have fun and enjoy themselves. There are also those who come to the casino hoping to make some money, which is why security is essential in these places.
Security begins on the casino floor, where casino employees keep an eye out for any blatant cheating or stealing. Dealers focus on their game and can spot any crooked behavior, while table managers and pit bosses watch over the tables with a broader view, looking for betting patterns that could indicate cheating. Security staff also monitors the actions of the crowd, checking to see if anyone is hiding any cards or dice.
Although Casino isn’t as famous or revered as Scorsese’s other Mafia movies, it still has its place as a classic. The performances by De Niro and Sharon Stone are nothing short of stellar, and the movie is a riveting thriller from start to finish. This isn’t a casino film for those with weak stomachs, as there are some pretty violent scenes in it. From the torture of a man with a vice to the car bomb that nearly kills De Niro, this is some of Scorsese’s most disturbing and realistic work. Yet even though the violence in the film is intense, it never feels gratuitous or over-the-top.