When you think of casinos, you probably picture the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas or Atlantic City. But the truth is, there are many other places where people can try their luck at card games and slot machines. And these casinos generate significant tax revenues for their hometowns. These funds can help local governments keep taxes low and avoid budget cuts or higher taxes on other services.
While most casino patrons are happy to play for money, some will cheat or steal to increase their chances of winning. To combat these types of problems, casinos have a wide range of security measures in place. For example, sophisticated surveillance systems provide a high-tech eye-in-the-sky view of every table, slot machine and doorway, allowing casino employees to spot suspicious activity in real time. Other security measures include cameras on the ceiling that are triggered by motion sensors and can be adjusted to focus on specific tables or individuals. Casino security teams also watch patrons from a room filled with banks of security monitors.
Despite the violence and corruption, Scorsese manages to create an element of nostalgia in Casino. His film is a time capsule of a bygone era that will never return, but it also offers hope for the future. Thanks to the movie, we know that there are some men and women who can rise above the crooked world of organized crime. These “good guys” may not win as often as the bad guys, but they do get their comeuppance in the end.