- When someone mentions casino and movies in one sentence, the chances are that people will first and foremost think of James Bond.
- But there are movies that centre around gambling and casino and these are those we will write about here. You’ve likely seen one, two or maybe all of these movies. If not – enjoy!
Ben Campbell is soon ready for his medical studies at MIT in Boston, which is not free and costs him $ 300,000. At the same time, his teacher, Mickey Rosa, offers the opportunity to join his team consisting of a bunch of math geniuses who go to Las Vegas on weekends to earn money by counting cards.
Ben decides to accept the invitation, but with the objection that he intends to jump off as soon as he gets enough money to pay for his studies. But he soon loses contact with his nasty friends and falls to his teammate Jill, while being chased by the persistent security guard Cole.
21 is based on a true story, making the movie a bit more interesting. Do not expect any artistic greats. It’s a relatively simple movie that should be enjoyed heartbeat in your favourite couch with a beer in one hand and snacks in the other.
Mike (Matt Damon) is a young law student who also happens to be addicted to poker. After losing everything at the poker table, he decides to give up gambling and instead invest in love. In the same vein, Worm, Mike’s polar, smuggles from prison and Mike gets caught up in new problems in the quest to help his friend get rid of the shoulder.
This is a surprisingly good movie with excellent performers. Both Matt Damon and Edward Norton make a top job as their characters!
Ocean’s Eleven (2002)
Ocean’s Eleven is a new recording of an old 1960 classic with Frank Sinatra in the lead. The modern version, however, is much better and has an impressive roleplay of actors like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts.
The action is simple and straightforward and begins with Danny Ocean (Clooney) released after spending 4 years in the fin. But Danny has no plans to unwind, on the contrary, he’s craving to get started as soon as possible, and he decides to collect a bunch of freaks to rob, not just one, but three Las Vegas casinos to one worth of $ 160 million. The problem is, however, that these casinos happen to be owned by the mighty Benedict …
The editorial favourite and a true classic! The film is about two friends, including little jokes, Sam (Robert DeNiro) and Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci).
Sam can go to Las Vegas where he becomes the head of the giant Tangiers complex. He also lives on the right side of the law. But soon his old polar Nicky shows up with completely different plans, and things are not getting better when Sam is in love with a former stripper named Ginger.
The author of the book based the story of a real casino boss in Las Vegas!
The Gambler (2014)
Jim (Mark Wahlberg), a university lecturer in the literature of the day and an obsessed gambler at night, is a frequent guest at various shady gaming clubs owned by the Mafia.
The movie begins with Jim driving up to the mountains where he passes two guards who seem to know who he is, then enters the innermost room in an illegal game hole, settles down at the Black Jack table and begins to play.
The problem is that Jim does not play for his own money. He is lending big sums from different casino owners, and problems arise soon.