This November will mark 11 years since Daniel Craig made his first appearance as James Bond in “Casino Royale” which I consider to be the best Bond film there has ever been and likely to be.
“Casino Royale” was the 21st film in the franchise and the opinions of Bond fans vary greatly in terms of which film is the best. My suggestion that the film is la crème de la crème will enrage some, but I think many will agree.
Roulette, and other casino games, have, in the past, been considered as something for the elite. Something for the rich. Something that was not for the ‘ordinary man’ (or woman). However, thanks to a mighty revolution – and an evolution too – regarding casinos and the games within them, roulette, poker, craps, and even slots are now more accessible, less pricey, and much more fun than ever before.
Casinos and Hollywood have a lot in common — bright lights, glamorous people, and the allure of fame and fortune. It makes sense, then, that some of Hollywood’s most memorable and well-received releases center on the world of casinos. Take a look at 5 of the best casino movies ever made and the characters that brought them to life:
By which criteria does one select the best gambling movie? Is it the one in which the most bets are placed or one that is a true depiction of real money gambling. This then creates another dilemma, can we fairly rank movies based on true events together with fictional movies. There can never be fair and ultimate list of the best gambling movies of all time.
It is the dream of anyone needing to make a quick buck to be able to gamble in the world of Hollywood movies. All you would need to do is find some hopeless small town sports team made up of big hearted, good humoured but unfit losers. Throw in a beloved training ground under threat from some evil international corporation and an eccentric, down-on-his-luck former sports coach looking for that one last piece of glory and you have yourself a winner! Once you had discovered this perfect Hollywood set-up, you could sit back, place your 10 dollar bet and watch them cruise their way to victory and the money roll into your back account. Sadly, in reality, if the odds are low then so is the chance of you getting back in the green. However, just in case you wake up tomorrow in the world of against the odds comebacks and heartwarming underdogs succeeding, here are three surefire gambles from the land of the silver screen.