After the gangster saga Goodfellas broke through to the mainstream, Scorsese and De Niro teamed up again for Casino. While not as dazzling as Goodfellas, this film does a great job of conveying the violent and profane nature of mob life in the ’80s. It also manages to evoke nostalgia for the days before casinos turned Las Vegas into a family-friendly theme park.
While the film focuses on the shady dealings of mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein and his racketeering empire, it also showcases the glamorous side of Sin City. From the stunning fountain show at the Bellagio to its luxurious rooms and suites, these casinos are world-renowned for their elegance and style.
Despite their popularity, not all casinos are profitable. Some operate at a loss and some even generate negative economic effects in their host communities, including reduced spending on other entertainment options; higher costs of treating problem gambling addiction; and decreased employment opportunities for lower skilled workers.
To maximize the return on investment for a casino, it is essential to understand what motivates its guests to visit and what drives them to make purchases. It is common for marketers to rely heavily on demographic information, such as age, income, and education, to inform marketing strategies, but this isn’t always enough. Knowing what type of experience a person is looking for can help marketers tailor their messages and create campaigns that are more likely to drive conversions and increase revenue. For example, millennial and Gen Z audiences are more likely to spend money on food, entertainment, and non-gaming services than their Baby Boomer or Gen X counterparts.