Business Insider’s Casino Review

You stride into a casino brimming with confidence and a wallet full of cash, planning for a few hours of fun, sensible gaming and two rounds of drinks. But hours later you aren’t sure what time it is or how much money has slipped away. Casinos are designed to keep you there by using a combination of sounds, lights and physical design to make it hard to step away from the tables, slot machines or craps. Business Insider reports on nine tricks casinos use to get you to gamble more and more.

The most important part of a gambling experience is how well you can concentrate. You need to be able to focus your mind on one task at a time and solve the problem you’re working on, whether that’s calculating odds or deciding how to play a game of chance. And if you’re not doing well at these tasks, your chances of winning are slim to none.

Unlike most other movies about Vegas, which portray it as a place of opulence and weekend partying, Casino shows the darker side of Sin City. But the movie also captures some of what makes the place special – its history, its ties to organized crime and its ambiance of glitzy neon and gambling. The film also showcases the talents of actors Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, who deliver powerful performances in their respective roles. Aside from a couple of slow spots, the film remains riveting until the end thanks to its tight editing and taut narration.