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The best movies for gambling fans

July 31st, 2022 by The Nerd Comments

Gambling and movies go hand in hand and it is a popular theme for many films throughout history. There is something about the thrill of betting, and the atmosphere of a casino, that really makes for a great theme and setting. If you too are interested in both movies and gambling, here are some films that you might like.

Uncut Gems

If you are a fan of sports betting, then this is the film for you. The chaotic cinematic piece showcases a lot more than the occasional checking of the NFL week 8 odds and some small wagering. The main character, played by Adam Sandler, is an ambitious jewelry store owner, who is sure he will soon make the best of his life. Therefore He sets both his income, store, family, and himself in danger, trying to hit the jackpot. He has also gotten his hands on a special jewel that he now wants to sell and use the money for more betting. What can go wrong?

Casino Royale

When we are talking about gambling movies, we have to mention Casino Royale. This legendary James Bond film is all about the creation of agent 007, here played by Daniel Craig, who also starred in Spectre. The up-and-coming agent has just gotten his license to kill, and now he has to defeat a villain in a serious game of poker. I guess a lot of people have entered a casino thinking they are as cool as James Bond, and of course, ordering a Dry Martini, shaken, not stirred obviously.

Oceans 11

Following the casino setting, we have another movie for the books, Oceans 11. This star-packed movie is well known, and here we have the delight of seeing George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damond to mention a few. The guys in the film team up to rob two of the world’s biggest casinos in Las Vegas, a mission that is believed to be impossible. However, their plan is clear, and they all have their own tasks to make it all work. Clooney’s character even has an extra reason to succeed in this heist, since the casino’s owner is his ex-girlfriend’s new lover. Vengeance is on the menu in this movie.

These are three famous movie titles you should add to your must-see list, especially if you are interested in gambling such as betting and casinos.

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