Casino is a American epic crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring . Guys Choice , Guy Movie Hall of Fame, Casino, Won Based on: Casino; by Nicholas Pileggi. Spending some time away from the casino gaming floors and sitting down to watch a great gambling movie is one thing many gamblers enjoy doing. With this in. If the Mafia didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent it. The same is true of Las Vegas. There is a universal need to believe in an outfit that. Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson. Not true, but people believe it, and soon Nicky's name is being linked with his old pal Ace in all the newspapers. However, along with money comes greed and power and the students end up in a situation where everything they have learned and earned could come undone! Owning Mahowny The ninth best gambling related movie is Owning Mahowny. Rothstein, based on the real-life figure of Frank Lefty Rosenthal, starts life as a sports oddsmaker in Chicago, attracts the attention of the mob because of his genius with numbers and is assigned to run casinos because he looks like an efficient businessman who will encourage the Vegas goose to continue laying its golden eggs. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. The moment when Rothstein survives a car bombing is actually based on real-life events that occurred in the life of Rosenthal. There are a number of murders shown in Casino and a few of these did happen in real-life. Nicholas Pileggi , Martin Scorsese. Nicky Santoro James Woods: Genauso hat der Katholik Scorsese die Stadt mit inbrünstiger Wahrheit dargestellt.