A few television shows also show Genting casino attractions, from dramas like Las Vegas to televised live shows and events. And of course, who would forget that episode of Friends in which they go to Las Vegas to visit Joey, or in The Simpsons when Homer teaches Ned Flanders the right way to live, taking him to the city of sin in the They get married with two waitresses without knowing it.
There are fewer literary works that we can recognize immediately linked to the casino than to television or movies, but still there are a lot of examples.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short novel, The Gambler, is about a young man in the nineteenth century who bets large sums of money at the casino playing roulette. Graham Greene’s Loser Takes All takes place in Monte Carlo, while Casino Royale, Ian Fleming’s first novel about James Bond, presents an unforgettable game of baccarat.
Al Alvarez is recognized for his contribution to the spread of poker, thanks to his book The Biggest Game in Town. This one stands out because instead of focusing on the analysis of the game, it does so in the characters of the professional poker world.
But perhaps the most famous book of recent times related to the casino, is: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. The author Ben Mezrich, tells the true story of some American college students who used card counting techniques to earn millions of dollars in the casinos of Las Vegas, playing blackjack. Hollywood captured the book in the movie called 21, starring Kevin Spacey.
In music culture the casino has not gone unnoticed either. Pop music through the years has penetrated the world of slots and blackjack, roulette and poker. In fact, the casinos themselves often provide great venues for live bands and singers. Las Vegas casinos in particular are known for hosting shows by great artists such as Britney Spears and Celine Dion.