What is a Casino?
A casino is a place where gambling is the main activity. It is also a social and cultural center. It contains restaurants, bars, a nightclub and various other entertainment options. The average casino customer is a forty-six-year-old female from an upper-class household, according to two 2005 studies by Roper Reports GfK NOP and the U.S. Gaming Panel by TNS. These customers usually have above-average incomes and the luxury of time to gamble during a vacation or other trip.
The casino business is a very competitive industry, especially in Las Vegas. There are many competing casinos in the city, and each one strives to attract the most customers. This competition can lead to corruption and dishonesty. Casinos also can have a negative impact on the local economy, because they may lower housing prices and force businesses to relocate.
Casino is a movie that showcases the dark side of Las Vegas, but Scorsese makes sure to include opulence and neon signs as well. He also digs deep, laying bare the city’s past ties to organized crime and how huge gambling corporations have taken over Vegas.
There is something about casinos that encourages cheating and stealing, which is why they spend a lot of time and money on security. They use a high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” system that watches every table, window and doorway in the entire building. These cameras are connected to a room filled with banks of security monitors that can be adjusted to focus on specific patrons. Statistical deviations from the expected patterns are instantly picked up by the surveillance systems.