Casino is a dark and depressing movie that portrays greed and corruption on a massive scale. But it is also a convincing and touching depiction of human tragedy. The film is so well made that you find yourself rooting for the bad guys to get their just desserts. This is especially true of Sharon Stone’s Ginger character.
Casino is an epic crime drama that reveals the intricate web of corruption centered in Las Vegas. Its tendrils extend to politicians, the Teamsters unions, and mob families from Chicago to Kansas City. But the real story in Casino is how casinos lure otherwise rational people into throwing hundreds or thousands of dollars away on a roll of the dice, a spin of the wheel, or a deal of the cards.
In order to lure people in and keep them there, casinos often create a manufactured blissful experience. They use a variety of techniques to do this. For example, they usually have no clocks inside the building so that patrons lose track of time. They also keep the lights at a certain level so that it is hard to tell whether it’s day or night.
Casinos also use a lot of booze to help people lose control of their judgment. This is because booze lowers inhibitions and helps people make poor betting decisions. They also use a lot of flashing lights, booming music and the sound of slot machines to keep people from getting bored. They may even offer free food or rooms in their hotel to entice people to gamble more.