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Best Casino Movies Ever

Cinema has always suffered the charm of gambling. The combination of money has in fact had a long time in films. We propose you the list of the best movies on the international cinemas casino.

La Stangata (“The Sting”, 1973)

Stangata is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful film betting movies in movie history. Paul Newman and Robert Redford dress Henry Gondroff and Johnny Hooker. The two meet and go to society to cheat Doyle Lonnegan guilty of Luther’s betrayal, betrayal and murder, Hooker’s betting partner. In 1973 Stangata won the Oscar for best photography.

California Poker (“California Split”, 1974)

In this movie about Robert Altman’s casino, we see debilitated players Charlie Waters (Elliott Gould) and Bill Denny (George Segal) who find themselves casually in various casinos in California. The film is mainly played in casinos and gaming halls and among the actors includes former WSOP champion Amarillo ‘Slim’ Preston, who plays himself.

Casino (1995)

Casino boasts a stellar cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pisces, and Sharon Stone. The film talks about the affair of some gangsters in Las Vegas. A fascinating story directed by the great Martin Scorsese, which is based on events actually happening in casinos in the years when the underworld ran most Las Vegas casinos. The film exalts the luxury of casinos and the beautiful life tied to play and power.

Sydney (1996)

Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson are actors in the film debut of director Paul Thomas Anderson. An introspective director who focuses on characters and not stories: the title of the movie refers to the name of the protagonist and not the Australian city. A refined film though slow: a star-studded playhouse drags a young bitch to Las Vegas and teaches the tricks of the casino. The Player (“Rounders”, 1998) Rounders was the most beloved movie of Texas Hold’em enthusiasts in the late 1990s. Law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses $ 25,000 in what he would like to be the last poker hand of his life. Meanwhile, Worm (Edward Norton), Mike’s childhood friend, comes out of jail, together come up with a strategy to win the game and secure Mike’s debts.

Croupier (1998)

A movie that poses with a particular point of view on the casino world, and tells a story as a dealer. The feature of the film, which makes it different from all the movies on the casino, the location where the story is set: London and not Vegas. The world of gambling looks like cold and hard, and luxury (at “Casino” 1995) reserved for high rollers of casinos seems to be a distant chimera.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Eleven professional malvivers (played by a big Hollywood cast) are organizing a $ 150 million blow to the Las Vegas casinos: the Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. The casinos are owned by a single person, Terry Benedict, played by Andy Garcia, who is engaged to Julia Roberts, the ex-girlfriend of the eleven-mourners: Dan (George Clooney). Robbery thus becomes a matter not only economic but also of honor. Be sure this movie will show how to play video slots online and much more with real money.

The Cooler (2003)

Bernie (William Macy) is a “loser” professional, working for a casino manager (Alec Baldwin) who takes advantage of Bernie’s ability to turn the fortunes of casinos to his advantage. When Bernie stumbles in the beautiful Natalie (Maria Bello), waitress in the game house, her life will change. The casino manager is willing to do everything to not miss Bernie and her “talents”.

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale is one of the James Bond-007 saga films. The new 007 (Daniel Craig) seems much more focused on his mission (and poker) than on beautiful women. The film is full of action and scenes shot inside the casino where luck is not always on the part of Bond that will have to clash with his opponent at the poker table as well.

How do movies affect our behaviour?

When was the last time you watched a movie because you felt sad? Do you often catch yourself babbling that you are up for a comedy? No-brainer to see that movies can affect our mood and emotions. They can make you laugh out loud, probably did multiple times, didn’t they? And just the same they can make you cry like a baby. Notebook, anybody? But did you ever imagine how much they can affect our behaviour?

Making choices

Recently friend of mine bought a dress and told me she cannot wear it in public as it is too inappropriate. When I asked why she bought it then, she said, it looks like the dress the main character wore in Basic Instinct. You can laugh about it or not but movies do affect how we make some choices. It can be random and casual ones like shopping for clothes and it can be a lot more serious ones, such as changing jobs or moving to another country. Movies are one of the sources how we get information about the world we live in, so, naturally, they unconsciously give suggestions how to live in it or sometimes how to not. And since those are passive suggestions, up to you to make a choice and take them or not.

Copying the characters

One of the most debated topics about TV and movies is how they affect the children. No doubt, young kids have a habit of imitating what they see in everyday life and if it is some violent movies, you might be not knowingly raising a troublemaker. So better just stick with the cartoons or Dora’s adventures to make your kid an explorer.

But sometimes even us grown-ups want to feel like our cherished characters in the movies and we copy their behaviour. Don’t throw stones or anything, but I wanted to go to casino because of James Bond’s movies. Unfortunately, only casinos available for my blogger-on-a-budget-watching-too-many-movies lifestyle were online ones. Some online guides helped me to find out more about phone casinos, I tried poker for the very first time, so almost felt like in Casino Royale.

Approaching others

Finally, knowingly or not, what we watch affects our behaviour towards other people. We learn how to flirt, how to win arguments, how to lie, how to deal with friends going through a break-up, how to make a chit-chat at barber’s or bluff in poker – yep, that helped me a lot, BTW – all because we saw so many examples of the ways people conduct themselves in such settings in, yes, movies. Feel free to drop me a message ‘You were right, dude’ next time you catch yourself quoting High Fidelity to your heart-broken friend.

That’s it for my blabbering today. Don’t worry though. I’ll be back.