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Legend has it that the invention of the game saved an ancient city in time of war, and its widespread popularity helped raise funds to build the Great Wall of China. In modern China, the idea of using lotteries to fund a public institution was not accepted before the late 19th century.
Chinese lotteries are not documented before when the Portuguese government of Macau decided to grant a license to lottery operators. The Chinese played the game using sheets printed with Chinese characters , often the first 80 characters of the Thousand Character Classic , from which the winning characters were selected.
Keno payouts are based on how many numbers the player chooses and how many of those numbers are "hit", multiplied by the proportion of the player's original wager to the "base rate" of the paytable. Typically, the more numbers a player chooses and the more numbers hit, the greater the payout, although some paytables pay for hitting a lesser number of spots.
Payouts vary widely by casino. Most casinos allow paytable wagers of 1 through 20 numbers, but some limit the choice to only 1 through 10, 12 and 15 numbers, or "spots" the numbers selected are known.
The probability of a player hitting all 20 numbers on a 20 spot ticket is 1 in 3,,,,,, Some of the other paying "catches" on a 20 spot ticket or any other ticket with high "solid catch" odds are in reality very possible to hit:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Keno disambiguation. Wizard Of Odds Consulting, Inc.
Retrieved 21 July Retrieved 9 June Colour, confusion and concessions , pp. The New York Times. Retrieved 27 June Casino Blu-ray Review Universal's p production of the Scorsese classic is a treat for the eyes. The buzz about GoodFellas was still going strong when Scorsese finished a mafia classic based on yet another Nicholas Pileggi book and featuring many of the same actors as the earlier film.
Casino is the story of the rise and fall of the Tangiers, which was bankrolled by mob bosses and managed by sports handicapper and Vegas innovator Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. Joe Pesci plays a similar character to his trademark performance in GoodFellas. The similarities in genre and cast force unavoidable comparisons between the two Scorsese classics. Since GoodFellas came first and told a much simpler story about mob loyalty, it is often credited as the better film.
But Casino is superior in many ways that are rarely acknowledged. The scope of the story is more epic and powerful; the acting and narration are better than Ray Liotta's performance in the earlier film; lighting and camerawork are more innovative and artistic, the editing is executed more brilliantly by longtime Scorsese associate Thelma Schoonmaker; and the wardrobe, sets and landscapes are more impressive in Casino. The soundtrack is more varied, too. All of these advantages are paid off on Universal's new Blu-ray release.
Casino follows GoodFellas ' formula of showing a defining moment of the story before the opening credits roll. In this case, we see Ace walk to his car, get in and turn the ignition.
The car catches fire and explodes as De Niro's narration reveals that Ace once gave someone the key to everything he owned and he thought he had the kind of love that supported that trust. This dramatic opening segues into the credits that appear over kaleidoscopic Vegas lights with the form of Ace's body tumbling through the air.
The narration--a tag-team tour de force between De Niro and Pesci--explains how Ace and Nicky came to Vegas after establishing their reputations back home, and how the mob bosses bankrolled the Tangiers. Through the introductory segments of the film, the camera never stops moving.
De Niro and Pesci share narration duties and their voices lend clarity and authenticity to the plot. Pesci in particular adopts a flawless Chicago accent and never breaks character. His performance is gripping in its volatility, just as De Niro's is masterful in its restraint. Altogether, Scorsese delivers an epic story of the rise and fall of a Vegas casino with the parallel arcs of Ace's relationship with Nicky and Ginger Stone , and many brilliant subplots--especially the conflicts arising from Ace's perfectionism versus local Vegas etiquette.
Going back to the comparison to GoodFellas , the earlier film featured exceptional camerawork, not the least of which was one of the most impressive, unbroken shots in film history through the bowels of the Copacabana. But overall, the cinematography in Casino is on a higher level of sophistication and aesthetic conception. Together, Scorsese and Richardson implemented many innovations in Casino , including spot lighting to make areas glow on screen.
This approach is often used during indoor scenes when two characters are sitting at a table. A Scorsese trademark is his actors' stylized gesticulation, especially for characters with positions of power in the mafia. With the glow effect, these hand motions are highlighted dramatically, as the spotlighting causes the actors' hands to actually glow in the bottom part of the screen. Even smoke rising slowly in a bar becomes a living, glowing entity. Scorsese and Richardson also used sweeping shots inside the casino and out, even through the air high above the desert and city of Las Vegas, not totally unlike Richardson's brilliant work in the desert scene of The Doors.
The film even serves up a superb shot of Nicky's car reflected in De Niro's sunglasses as it drives across the Nevada desert, kicking up fine sand in its wake. Overall, Casino presents a pinnacle of visual stimulation and artistry, and the Blu-ray captures it gorgeously, with film-like resolution.
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