Monday, April 2, 2012

The 6 Must Watch Casino Films

Isn’t it good to watch a full-length film featuring your favorite casino game? Whether you play in land-based or online casinos, these movies would surely inspire you and appreciate the game even more.

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Cincinnati Kid
Starring Steve McQueen, this film revolves around Eric, also known as the “KID” whose ultimate dream is to be the best poker player in town. Yet his journey to fame and fortune was not an easy one. His skills were put into the test when he finally met Howard, the “MAN,” a renowned poker player recognized for his master techniques and strategies. Torn between the dream of becoming the best poker player and a whirlwind romance, the Cincinnati Kid is a must-watch film of every poker aficionados.

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Casino Royale
Espionage is not the only thing that will remind you of James Bond. Well what do you expect? The beloved spy is also known for its thrilling casino adventures, most especially in this film. This action-packed movie brings you a different level of poker fun and excitement.

California Split
California Split tells the friendship between Bill Denny and Charlie Waters. A friendship quickly developed because of their interest in gambling. As the two made their way to Reno, Bill and Charles had their lucky streak in blackjack, roulette and craps giving them $82,000.

Forced by their large debts, Mike McDermott and Lester Murphy badly need fast cash. The two ended up joining underground yet high stake poker games. The film ended with Mike joining the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Oceans 11
Really, this star-studded cast has nothing to do with any casino game. Instead, this is all about a plan to rob three (3) big casinos: Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand. While popular casino games such as baccarat and slots are not featured in the film, seeing George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia together in one movie is enough to attract a legion of moviegoers and casino enthusiasts.

If you need a blackjack tutorial that works, watch 21. 21 is based on a true story by the MIT Blackjack team. The team was comprised by former students of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School and Harvard University. The film shows how the team beat the casinos via using exceptional card counting techniques and other known blackjack techniques.

These films clearly present a real-life articulation of the excitement of the casino world. If you want to take some time off of your gaming activity, why don’t you sit back, relax and enjoy these movies instead?

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