An overview of gambling movies that have been made over the years is what you should watch!
Robert DeNiro played the role of Chicago bookmaker Sam “Ace” Rothstein, who was sent to Las Vegas to run the mafia casino in the 1970s.
Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro are mafias who have moved to Las Vegas to live and work in this crazy world. Through the eyes of Ace an Nicky, each looks like a foil to each other, revealing the details of the mob’s participation in casinos in the 1970s and 80s.
Head of Gaming (1998)
Jack Manfred is an ambitious writer. Against better judgment to make money, he works as a thief in a casino. He himself falls into the world of casinos, his career gradually takes over his life, and his relationship with his girlfriend Marion begins to deteriorate.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Lock, Stock, an internationally acclaimed film directed by Guy Ritchie, follows four friends looking for a way to repay the 500,000 British pounds lost to the criminal boss in a rigged game of the poker version of Three Card Brag. When eavesdropping on neighbors in the next apartment plot to capture in-depth drug growers, our heroes decided to suture the robbers one after another. However, when it turns out that there are other people with eyes on the same treasure, the plan shatters and leads to a thrilling conclusion about the movie.
Matt Damon appears as law student Mike McDermott. The word “rounder” means someone who makes a living with playing cards, which is what McDermott does to pay for expensive education. McDermott decides to quit after losing all of his $30 million in funds against Teddy “KGB” (John Malkovich), a Russian mafia who runs an illegal underground poker room in Texas Hold’em.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Featuring top star casts like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and George Clooney, this 2001 film is a remake of a 1960 robbery film featuring all five members of the Rat Pack.
Clooney plays Danny Ocean, with a group of thieves, attempting to break into a $150 million vault at 150 casinos in MGM Grand, Mirage and Bellagio, bypassing massive casino security. The sideplot revolves around the fact that Danny’s transition group is dating the owners of the five casinos it targets.
High Roller: Stu Ungar Story (2003)
The film is based on the rise and fall of poker legend Stu “The Kid” Ungar.
Stu Ungar (Michael Imperioli). Imperioli portrays the incredible need for Ungar to be successful in every card game and the crazy lifestyle and addiction that eventually leads to a tragic ending in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Casino Royale (2006)
The 21st James Bond movie, and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6’s most famous fictional spy 007. After blocking a terrorist attack at Miami International Airport, James Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd, a finance employee who provides the necessary funds to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre. Beat him in a high stakes poker game in Montenegro. .
Inspired by the true story of MIT students who have mastered their card counting skills and won millions of prizes at Vegas casinos. Looking for a way to pay for tuition, Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) quietly recruits MIT’s most talented students from their daring plan to bring Las Vegas down. Armed with fake IDs, intelligence and a complex card counting system, with the help of an outstanding professor of statistics (Kevin Spacey), Ben and his friends succeeded in breaking the impenetrable casino.