A casino is an establishment for certain types of gambling. Most casinos are located in or combined with hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail shops, cruise ships, and other tourist attractions. Many also feature live entertainment such as concerts and stand-up comedy. Casino may also refer to:
Casino is the swanky flagship of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas, Nevada. Built over a century ago, it is one of the world’s most celebrated casinos, and it serves as the backdrop for several James Bond movies. Designed by Charles Garnier, who was also behind the Paris Opera House, it is known for its elegance and style.
In 2005, the average casino gambler was a forty-six-year-old woman from a household with above-average income, reports Harrah’s. Those who spend the most money are called high rollers, and they are offered free drinks, meals, transportation, luxurious living quarters, and other inducements. These high-rollers are the source of most of a casino’s gross profit.
Despite the film’s bravura set pieces—a popped eyeball, a baseball bat beating that was edited to avoid an NC-17 rating—Scorsese’s sensibility in Casino is less exuberant than rueful and carefully attuned to institutional systems of grift. The movie is both an elegy and a lament, as it reflects on the disappearance of the golden age of Vegas.