Popular Casino Movies

Of the numerous movie genres out there, it is always been a fun and entertaining past-time to watch casino themed movies. These films often comprise of a dramatic, or sometimes funny storyline around a roulette or poker theme.  They frequently popular, and can even be helpful for a casino player to get a look into the mindset of others attempting to make it big, within a theatrical big screen setting.

Examples of noteworthy Casino movies:

The Gambler (2014)

This is a remake of the original 1974 movie, the Gambler, however, with a modern take. The movie features Mark Wahlberg (Jim Bennett) as a literature professor who is also a gambling addict. This crime drama film displays how Jim leads a secret life of a gambler by night.

The gambler crosses all understood lines and norms when he borrows $200,000 from Lee. When he cannot repay Lee, he borrows $50,000 from Neville Baraka to pay him off. You can soon see how the problems begin to stack up.  The lead must find a way to repay all the loans and fast to save his life from the underground gambling ring.

The Hangover (2009)

To many, this is a comedy movie that provides a good laugh from beginning to end. However, the movie is of course also casino-based and that reality brings action to the characters in the movie. Directed by Todd Phillips and co-produced by Daniel Goldberg, the film is focused on the gambling capital Las Vegas. Far away from the equally comeppling online world of  online casinos australia. The lives of all the lead characters take a swift turn when they reach Vegas while celebrating Doug’s bachelor’s party.

21 (2008)

This movie can be a compelling and engrossing experience to watch if you are a casino player. It’s about  MIT students and a teacher who are in dire need of money. This American heist drama adapts to the actual events of the MIT Blackjack Team. Along with other students, the team uses their card-counting skills to earn thousands of dollars at the tables of Vegas. However, soon greed takes centre stage, and the whole situation goes off the rails.

Rounders (1998)

The movie depicts the underground world of high-staking pokers. The star cast is Matt Damon as Mike McDermott and Edward Norton as Lester. The story revolves around these two friends and a Russian mobster.

Mike becomes overconfident in gambling and losses it all. He then promises his girlfriend to leave gambling and focus on his career. However, before long Mike’s friend Lester comes out of prison, and they both again enter the world of gambling.

By way on honorable mention Casino Royale (1967) is yet another casino themed movie that you should consider watching if you have the time. It’s stylish and an action packed watch.

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