Robert De Niro (Sam "Ace" Rothstein) and Sharon Stone (Ginger) portrayed their parts well, however, Joe Pesci (Nicky Santoro) shines in his supporting role. It was like watching a documentary than a film, nifty camera work and smart script. Still, some elements seem to be missing to make this truly a classic like Taxi Driver or Goodfellas. The only thing memorable was the excessive violence and the depressing demise of Nicky. If your in a mood to watch gangsters in Vegas, then this flick is good to view. In the words of Ace - "In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing, and keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose. In the end, we get it all." Sometimes, not everybody is into gambling.