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The Influence of Casino on Movies

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Watching movies has always been one of the ultimate forms of entertainment since the early 19nth century when still pictures were introduced. The movie industry started along with the development of photography wherein they enhanced still images and combined them to create locomotion of the said scene. The evolution of movies went along with technological development until it reached the computer age.


Casino on the other hand also was woven with time. The house of gambling had its name Ridotto in 1638 in Venice and along with its development, the casino was introduced from one country to another until it became prominent all over the world.


The computer age brought out the best in the betting industry since the majority of people’s life and lifestyle currently depends on the power of the internet and the latest gadgets. The online casino industry became one of the most lucrative businesses because of its variety of advantages. Allbonuscodes one of the famous gambling sites from Canada introduces new online casinos with real money. They offer the best virtual games and hard to resist bonuses. You can click here and get to know the best gambling experience.

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We have seen many movies with a casino theme. Why is it so? There have been so many dramas involved in a casino in selected genres such as action, drama, suspense, and sometimes comedy. Let’s find out some of the big movies with the house of gambling theme.

1.    California Split (1974)

It is a story of an ordinary gambler who gets acquainted with a professional punter and their adventures in poker and gambling itself.


2.    Tricheurs (1984)

A drama movie about a man who has a gambling addiction and to add up to his dismaying situation is when a female punter teamed with him and introduced him to how to cheat.


3.    The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

Eric Stoner is also known as the Cincinnati kid, is known for being the best in poker and he wants to beat Howard “The Man”. When the schedule of the game was scheduled, the Cincinnati kid realized that it had been fixed by Slade. Slade is another gambler who suffered a loss from Howard and now he wants revenge.


4.    The Croupier

This movie is about an aspiring novelist and a part-time croupier. Working at the casino opened his eyes to the world of casino gambling along with its lying and cheating and the drama of the people who have lost their money in wagering.


5.    Owning Mahowny (2003)

This is a classic story of a respectable man who works in a bank who turns out to be a compulsive gambler and eventually steals money from the bank to meet the demands of his gambling vice.


6.    Mississippi Grind (2005)

Gambling addict and a real estate agent Gerry was convinced that his newfound friend Curtis, a young punter brings good luck. Together they went on a trip to New Orleans to a high-stakes poker game.


7.    The Gambler 1974

An English professor who has a severe gambling addiction is learning it the hard way. He continues gambling recklessly until his debts can no longer handle the situation until such time that loan sharks are already after him.


8.    The Card Counter (2021)

It is the story of a professional card player and a serviceman named William Tell who wanted to help reform a young man who seeks vengeance from their common enemy. It is a Crime drama story which would surely make you on the edge of your seat.


There are a lot of gambling-related movies which are worth watching and each of them has its own moral and drama. The eight (8) movies listed above belonged to the top movies which made an impression on the viewers as well as the critics.



Gambling means taking a chance. It is fun, amusing and just like any other game, can also be addicting. It is up to the person if they can control the urge. Movies are simply an eye-opener to people who are into gambling or are fascinated with gambling especially now that anyone can wager virtually. Punters should be responsible for their actions so if you think you can’t handle it then don’t take the risk.


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