29th Aug2017

Top 5: Casino Movies of All Time

by James Smith

Casino games have always been popular, and they are well-liked today too. Thanks to the Internet and the mobile platform, today people can play their favorite casino games online such as slots, blackjack, roulette wherever they go, on the fly. In fact, there are all kinds of comic book hero themed casino games and popular movies themed casino games that you can play. However, if you a movie buff too, then you must check out some of the most famous casino movies ever created:

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1. The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover is about a Las Vegas bachelor party gone crazy as three hung-over groomsmen wake up only to realize they don’t have any idea what happened after their drunken debauchery. Moreover, the groom goes missing and so begins the quest to find him. The three friends retrace their steps from whatever they gather from their foggy thoughts and discover all the crazy things they did after getting themselves wasted. The Hangover is a classic comedy money that shows the rich and vibrant life of Las Vegas which is also the home of some of the biggest casinos in the world.

2. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Danny Ocean (George Clooney) plans the biggest robbery in the history of mankind. To pull it off, however, he sets up a dependable crew who then together target three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas- MGM Grand, the Mirage, and the Bellagio. The story then follows how they go about their plan and whether they are able to succeed and get away with $150 million heist from the top casinos of the world.

3. Croupier (1999)

Jack (Clive Owen) is a struggling writer who decides to take up a job as a croupier to make a living. However, with time he finds himself drawn into the world of casinos and gambling. Soon he is so consumed by his job that it starts controlling his life- his girlfriend Marion starts inching away, his mental and physical health starts deteriorating, and things just start falling apart. Croupier is a classic and yet quite different from other casino movies because it focused on the bitter reality of the casino world that’s underneath all the glamour and glitz.

4. 21 (2008)

Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) wants to become a doctor, but since he can’t arrange $300,000 for the tuition fees, he realizes that he must earn a scholarship to get into the Harvard School of Medicine. Then, as luck would have it, his maths professor Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) invites him to join a special group of individuals who are extraordinarily talented when it comes to card counting. And so, they start going to Las Vegas and make hundreds of thousands of dollars at each trip…until things go wrong on one unfortunate day.

5. Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale is a movie that’s popular among James Bond fans as well as casino fans. In this, secret agent Bond gets his first mission under the code name 007 which’s to defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes poker game at Casino Royale, Montenegro. However, as is often the case – things get messed up and so begins an epic journey of adventure, thrill, and action.
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