Casino is one of the most popular movies to feature casinos and it has brought the glitz and glamour of the gambling industry to the big screen. The movie features a cast full of incredibly talented actors, including Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone. De Niro is superb as he brings his usual flair to the role of mobster Ginger McKenna and stone is also great in her portrayal of a blonde hustler. Joe Pesci adds to the tension as his character Santoro is a force to be reckoned with.
Casinos would not exist without the games of chance that provide the billions of dollars in profits they rake in every year. Blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker and slot machines are some of the most popular casino games that allow patrons to try their hand at winning big money.
Because of the large amounts of cash handled by casinos, cheating and theft is a constant threat, both by employees and patrons. In order to combat these threats, casinos have a variety of security measures in place, including specialized cameras and high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” surveillance systems that can be adjusted by security workers to focus on specific areas of the casino or even on particular patrons.
Casinos often offer a variety of perks to their loyal patrons in the form of free show tickets, hotel rooms, meals and reduced-fare transportation. Players who spend a lot of time at the casino can even get comped airline tickets and limousine service. Despite these perks, most casinos are still built on a foundation of tilted odds in favor of the house.