Every now and then a music video comes along that goes beyond simply showcasing the song within the clip. These videos may do this as a means of fleshing out a story, which can more effectively communicate the underlying themes of the music. The “Casino Winninz“ short film released by Yardcore Films in August of last year is a perfect example of this sort of music video. And in this case, it showcases a medley of popular songs rather than a single hit song by a single artist.
Specifically, “Casino Winninz” features “Casino” by Reese Badda (which comes across as the main song of the video), “Blackjack” by Sirus Badda, and “The Bluff” by Popsy Badda, along with performances by actors such as Demi Lovinit. So what do we think of the “Casino Winninz” medley and short film? Ultimately, it’s fun, intriguing, and in the end somewhat surprising.
The first segment of the film, primarily featuring Reese Badda‘s “Casino” (which is full of casino references about stacking chips, playing slots, kings, queens and jokers) is probably the most enjoyable. It also showcases all of the aspects of casino gaming that many believe are falling by the wayside. Today’s gambling society is so heavily involved with online gaming that some even think of casinos primarily in a digital context. The Betfair Casino, for example, offers any gaming option you’d find in a live casino. Not only that, but there’s actually a social component. With various gaming options and the ability to communicate with opponents online, it’s no wonder so many players opt for the convenience of online casinos like this one. But “Casino Winninz,” in its first segment, is highlighting all the reasons that actual casinos still hold appeal. There’s the feeling of stacking chips with your fingers, and the excitement of laying down cash on the table. There’s the raw sex appeal of Demi Lovinit and his girl watching the gambling intently. And there’s the allure of dressing sharp and getting classy at the tables, looking like a million bucks.
The next segment, featuring “Blackjack,” begins to touch on the thrill of winning, as the video shows shots of cards flipping over and casino chips being raked in. But it’s in the final act, during “The Bluff,” that things get a little weird. The video moves quickly from the casino table to crime. As an intruder interrupts the game, there’s a hastily filmed gunshot, and suddenly the main cast is looking in on a prisoner in the trunk of a car. unexpectedly, he had been staged by his girlfriend. The trap setter ends up trapped himself. Here, they wanted to show the dangerous side to high-stakes gambling, which also appear in movies like “Casino” which is mentioned by Reese Badda at the very beginning of the video.
That being said, from a musical perspective, the effect is solid. It’s a well-constructed medley of three highly enjoyable songs.
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