The movie Casino produced by Martin Scorsese, is a movie based on the glories days of Frank Rosenthal (also known as “lefty”) who ran the Stardust, Fremont and the Hacienda casinos in Las Vegas in 1970’s. In this movie, Robert De Niro plays the role of Sam Rothstein, a top gambler who is called by the mob to oversee the day-by-day operations of the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas, and then we got Joe Pesci playing Nicky Santoro, based on the real-life, Anthony (Tony the Ant) Spilotro (Encyclopedia casino (film)). Joe Pesci, is a good friend of Sam that has been called by the Mob to protect him, and at last but not less, Sharon Stone playing Ginger Mckenna, Sam Rothstein’s wife. The movie mainly talks about how the Mafia has ruled the fictional Tangier Casino and having their own man in the count room skimming the money and sending it back to where the big bosses where. With Sam running the Casino, everything went smooth until the whole business turned out to its worst (Encyclopedia casino (film)). The first aspect that was chosen to talk about is the process and the way that the Mafia arranged to take part in Las Vegas and the second aspect will be based on one of the most popular gambling types called the Bookmaking which was illegal in United States with Las Vegas as an exception.
First, we need to understand how the mafia got behind the casino of Las Vegas. What really happen at that time was that the Teamster leader, one of the larges labor union in the United States has developed a close relationship with mob that organized crimes at an international level and in many local area (Encyclopedia Teamster Union). The types of crimes committed involves often with mafia, which are who they are suppo…
…ok advantage of it. He was the first one to introduce sport gambling to a casino (the Stardust) before every casino started to do the same thing. Personally I think that they explained the book making rules and process really well. They mentioned where it was illegal and where it wasn’t and that we the essential for the view to have a good understanding of the movie.
To conclude, the movie Casino was a master piece of Martin Scorsese. He presents to his viewer the truth about how the mob took control of the casinos in Las Vegas and how did the skimming operation failed. The movie was based on Frank Rosenthal’s successful career in Las Vegas and most importantly the way that a making business at its higher pick came to the bottom of the line. After viewing this movie, it made me reflect how money and greed can have a huge impact on people’s life.