Whether it’s the sound of clinking coins, the upbeat music or the sexy people mingling around the tables, casinos always exude an exciting energy. Gamblers are on a journey to see whether their luck has turned for the better, and even though they may tut-tut when things don’t go their way, everyone shares the same desire to have a good time.
Casino is a movie that doesn’t shy away from the brutality and corruption that surrounds the gambling industry, but it also manages to capture the fun of casino life. The film doesn’t paint the mafia as inherently evil and focuses on the human element of its characters, allowing us to empathize with their greed, treachery, and avarice.
The film is a must-see for anyone who enjoys watching an epic crime drama that’s as much about the psychology of its main characters as it is about how organized crime shaped the city of Las Vegas in the ’70s. It lays out an intricate web of corruption that extended beyond the Vegas strip, with tendrils touching local politicians, Teamsters unions, the Chicago mob, and Midwest mafia. It’s no wonder that Casino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and is a classic in its own right. It’s an unforgettable story that will have you glued to the screen.