A casino is a place where gambling games are played. Some casinos add a lot of extras like restaurants, stage shows and dramatic scenery but even places that are less lavish would still be considered a casino if they hosted gambling activities. There are some famous casinos around the world including the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, the Casino Lisboa in Lisbon and the Casino Baden-Baden in Germany.
Some people think that gambling is a good way to socialize with other people. It can also help you to stay active and healthy. However, some people find it hard to control their gambling habits and may become addicted to it. This can lead to problems such as family discord, bankruptcy and debt.
Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese. It stars Robert De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a mobster who runs the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. The movie is about his personal and professional struggles, including betrayals by people he rightly or wrongly loved and trusted.
The film is notable for its depiction of the corruption of a casino business by organized crime, as well as its use of extremely graphic and shocking violence. This includes a torture-by-vice sequence featuring a popped eyeball and a baseball bat beating that had to be trimmed to avoid an NC-17 rating. It is also noteworthy for the role of Sharon Stone, who is both a seductress and a powerbroker in the film.