Casino Review


The people who visit casinos are a diverse bunch. Whether they’re seasoned pros strutting their stuff or regulars trying to win back what they lost last round, they all have one thing in common – they’re having a great time. With music blaring and coins clinking, it’s hard not to get caught up in the vibe. But beneath the glitter of flashing lights and free drinks, casino games are all about math, engineered to slowly bleed gamblers dry. This is why mathematically inclined minds have been trying to turn the tables by using probability and game theory.

Casino tells the story of how the mob’s grip on Vegas was loosened and the city started minting billions. It’s a fascinating look at the history of a once-taboo destination that now has everything from top-notch hotels to high-octane entertainment and, of course, poker rooms and blackjack tables.

The movie is an absolute thriller that doesn’t lag for a second. Despite being nearly three hours long, it doesn’t feel like a chore to watch. The movie benefits from the excellent performances of Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone, both of whom give it their all as hustlers whose avarice and violence get them their just rewards. While the characters are unlikable, it’s impossible not to be drawn in by their plight.

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