Casinos are a fun, upbeat place to try your luck at gambling. While there may be some tutting when things don’t go people’s way, the overwhelming majority of people in a casino are having a great time. With champagne glasses clinking, music blaring and coins clinking in the slot machines it’s hard not to be swept up in the excitement and fun.
Stepping into a casino is like stepping into an alternate reality. The bright lights, the smell of scented oils and the sound of coins hitting the slots create a manufactured blissful experience that is hard to beat. Even the most jaded of individuals cannot resist the lure of this magical atmosphere.
Although there have been less extravagant places that house gambling activities, casinos are the modern day equivalent of the grand old Victorian theaters that used to host lavish stage shows, entertainment and dramatic scenery. Today, a casino can be as large as a city block or as small as your grandmother’s garage, yet it is still designed to make people feel at home and have an incredible amount of fun.
Movies about casino are often set in Las Vegas and showcase the glamour, riches and glitz of this gambling paradise. One of the most famous is Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino,’ which features Robert De Niro as gangster Sam Rothstein who manages casinos in Las Vegas. The film focuses on the two sides of the coin of Vegas, contrasting the glamorous life with its cruel and damaging underside.