Las Vegas is a popular city in the state of Nevada in the United States. This city is not only popular in America, but also across the globe. To many, it is regarded as the City of Sin as it is a hub for various entertainment as well as its gangster life.
Aside from its crime life, Vegas is also known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, due to the widespread legalized gambling, both online and offline. This Vice City is the center of gambling in the United States, and you can easily find luxurious gambling establishments spread across the city. There’s no shortage of hotels, pubs, and other forms of adult entertainment.
Vice City’s glamorous lifestyle has made it a popular subject in songs, movies, and television programs. Many movies and songs have been produced based on the glamorous lifestyle of Las Vegas, and in this article with the help of CasinoScout.ca, we will be exploring some of the best ones that were produced.
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Released to the world in 1964, two of the most famous stars in Hollywood teamed up to give us this amazing film. Elvis Presley and Ann Magaret’s acting was fantastic as it made the film a big hit across the globe, it is also considered to be one of Presley’s best films, with the audience falling for the chemistry that happened between Elvis and Ann.
Elvis played the role of Lucky Jackson who traveled to the City of Sin to race in the city’s first Grand Prix Race. However, before he can participate in the race, he has to get a new engine. Visiting a gambling establishment that manages a hotel, he met Rusty Martin (Ann Margaret), a swim instructor at the hotel, who pushes him into the pool. Lucky was forced to work as a waiter at the hotel to pay the Las Vegas hotel bill, and he ended up participating in the hotel’s talent contest hoping to win the cash prize to fix his engine.
The Cooler (2003)
Released in 2003, The Cooler is one of the most popular movies that was set in Las Vegas. It starred William H. Macy as Bennie, a professional cooler who was employed by the casino to put an end to the winning streaks of gamblers. According to this movie, a cooler is someone who causes people’s luck to fail and kills the winning streaks of gamblers at casinos. Maria Bello took the role of a cocktail waitress named Natalie, who developed romantic feelings for him, while Alec Baldwin played the casino manager Shelly.
Bennie was a former gambling addict who works for Shelly to pay off gambling debts. When Bennie and Natalie started dating, his luck changed, which angered manager Shelly. This movie was so good that Baldwin and Bello were nominated for Golden Globes.
Ocean’s 11 (1960, 2001)
Be it the 1960 version of Ocean’s 11 which starred the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, and Dean Martin), or the 2001 iteration which featured George Clooney, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, both films are still great. The show is set around the cast planning a heist in a Las Vegas casino. The chemistry in both films was both great.
This film is not only popular for being set in Las Vegas, but is also considered one of the best films of all time. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Casino is a film based on a popular book written by Nicholas Pileggi; Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas. Pileggi co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese to deliver one of the movies of all time.
The film is based on Sam “Ace” Rothstein (played by Robert De Niro), a gambling expert and handicapper who oversees Tangiers Casino, a Las Vegas hotel and casino’s operations. He got married to Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone. This story went from telling a beautiful love story to analyzing the lifestyle of a famous sin city. You’ll love it.