Casino is an epic crime drama that focuses on the mob’s involvement in Las Vegas. It lays bare the intricate web of corruption that surrounded casinos, politicians, Teamsters unions, and the Midwest mafia based out of Kansas City. While it may seem shocking in parts, director Martin Scorsese was only faithfully portraying the reality of this era of Vegas history.
A casino is a gambling establishment that allows patrons to place wagers on various games of chance. The most popular games include slots, blackjack, poker and roulette. Casinos are able to attract gamblers with elaborate hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and fountains but would not exist without the billions of dollars in profits that are made from the game of chance.
Gambling is an ancient activity that has existed in almost every culture throughout the world. It is believed that the ancient Mesopotamian’s, Greeks and Romans enjoyed some form of gambling as well as the Aztecs and Incas.
While some people win big at a casino, the average person loses. Casinos make their money by giving the house a mathematical advantage over each player. The casino edge can be as small as two percent, but it can add up to huge amounts of money.
The games of chance in a casino can lead to fraud and theft by both patrons and employees. Security measures are a must to prevent these activities from taking place. Cameras are placed throughout the casino and can be adjusted to focus on suspicious patrons by workers in a separate room full of security monitors.