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Casino (Movie Review)

Casino (Movie Review)

The lights glisten, the music blares, and the coins clinking can be heard from across the room. Stepping into a casino is like entering another world. This is no accident – every aspect of the casino is designed to lead you into spending more money than you planned.

In most casinos, you will find people with a variety of motives: from the regulars who strut around confidently expecting to win big, to those who come in to lose their money and walk out richer. But no matter their personal agenda, everyone who walks into a casino shares one common attribute – they have a good time! The brash, swaggering confidence of the regulars combined with the sounds of cheering patrons and the scent of money makes for an intoxicating atmosphere. With the music blaring and the coins clinking, it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of it all.

While casinos earn some money from food, entertainment, and other venues, they are primarily funded by their games. This is because each game has a built-in advantage that helps ensure that the casino will not lose money over time. This advantage is called the house edge.

Few would call Casino a bad movie, and it certainly ranks among Martin Scorsese’s finest works. Yet the film is not without its problems. The most notable flaw is its reliance on Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as the movie’s primary narrator. While he is one of the best narrators in the history of cinema, he rarely allows his wife, Karen (Lorraine Bracco), to challenge or alter his version of reality.