What does it take to be a great gambler? Is it consistency, a surefire strategy or tips from wherever possible? You may get pointers from anywhere since most casino games are truly just games of chance. However, there is one place that you can draw inspiration from wherever you decide to play a casino game either in a real-life casino or online. This solitude of gambling inspiration is in watching gambling movies. There are some well-known movies involving some level of gambling and this article highlights some of note.
Paul Newman’s The Hustler
In 1961, The Hustler was released and so was also the career of Paul Newman launched. This movie told a tale of a pool table hustler trying to survive in the world and also to become a success eventually. Paul Newman’s portrayal “Fast Eddie”, a proud, street smart, but hot-tempered hustler was arguably his best work as an actor. What makes this movie a great watch for gamblers is that it takes you through the harsh realities of irresponsible gambling. By the time you are done watching, you will become a smarter and more responsible gambler.
My Name’s Bond, James Bond
One Bond movie that really focuses on gambling and one that you can draw inspiration from is Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie known as Casino Royale. The movie sees Bond travel and gambles at a number of exotic locations like the Bahamas where he wins an Aston Martin (a car that Bond is famous for driving). James Bond then plays the popular casino card game known as Texas Hold’em which he first lost and then bounces back with a winning hand. A lesson to every would-be gambler is that persistence, consistency, and patience pay handsomely.
Martin Scorsese’s Casino
If there is one movie that never goes old like the game of Roulette, it is the 1995 Martin Scorsese movie known simply as Casino. This movie features a top cast including popular actors like Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. Set in Las Vegas in the ‘60s, this movie gives you a sneak insight into what goes on at a land-based casino. However, you should be warned that there is some violence in this movie if you have not watched it already. It is certainly one that you can watch over and over again.
Time For Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels
If you want to know the dangers involved in unwise and irresponsible gambling, then, Guy Ritchie’s 1998 movie titled “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is a must re-watch. IMDb rated this movie at 8.2 and they were absolutely spot on. The movie involves four pals that end up gambling away £500,000 in “three-card brag” casino game and now their creditor a notorious gangster wants his money paid in full or else (you get the picture). This is a fast-paced, hilarious and yet pretty violent movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Above all, it will teach you a valuable life lesson of not to gamble beyond your means and worse on credit.