After a run of hits that included Raging Bull and Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese’s Casino seemed like the perfect follow-up. A crime drama with a mafia slant, it featured the star power of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci (reuniting for the first time since 1990’s The Godfather Part III), and a narrative that was more than just set in Sin City. In an era when violent, profane criminality was in fashion thanks to the breakout success of Quentin Tarantino and a generation of millennial auteurs indebted to Scorsese, Casino felt ready to blast through all barriers to box office glory.
The best casinos in the world are defined by a certain kind of atmosphere, which can be summed up as “fun and excitement.” You can feel the buzz as you walk through the hallways, with music blaring and champagne glasses clinking. While gambling can be fun, it’s also important to remember that there is no such thing as a sure thing in the game of chance. Unless you’re a millionaire, the odds of winning are against you.
From the high-tech “eye-in-the-sky” surveillance systems to the elaborate money counting rooms, casino management has put a lot of thought into making their operations as efficient as possible. But even with all this technology, it’s hard to keep up with a business that relies on luck and people cheating the system. That’s why it’s crucial for every casino to have a solid security plan in place.