Casino is a gambling establishment where people play games of chance and win money. Most casino games involve a element of skill, such as blackjack or video poker. In addition to games of chance, casinos also offer a variety of dining and entertainment options, such as live music or shows. Casinos are often designed to be exciting and fun places for people to gamble, and they usually have flashy decor with glamorous statues and details. They also have loud music and clinking slot machines, which create an intoxicating atmosphere that can make even the most jaded person feel like they’re part of something bigger than themselves.
In the movie, Ace is a principled old-school operator who refuses to help the FBI with their investigation of Nicky, even though he knows he’s being watched by federal agents in his own casino. He’s a small, but convincingly menacing figure, and the scene in which he watches a high-tech eye-in-the-sky surveillance system monitor the entire casino (and adjust to focus on suspicious patrons) is one of the most compelling in the whole film.
While it doesn’t have the epic scope of Goodfellas, Casino is still a riveting thriller that never lags or runs out of steam by the end. It’s all thanks to a fantastic cast, particularly Robert De Niro in the lead role, and Joe Pesci’s menacing turn as Santoro. In fact, it’s one of the most believable depictions of mob life that I’ve ever seen on screen.