A tale about a gambler who wins a jackpot, but the next moment loses everything and gets into a big trouble is never a bad or boring story. That’s probably why filmmakers love choosing gambling and casinos as a base for their movies.
Casinos appeal to everybody: gamblers and onlookers alike; you should could try the casino en ligne Canada. But even if you don’t have the capital for either of those things, you can still get to feel what gamblers get to feel, through a TV or laptop screen. Here’s a list of the four best movies about gambling that you have to see no matter what. Enjoy!
The Gambler (2014)
The plot of this movie tells the story of literature professor Jim Bennet, who to his misfortune is also a gambling addict. After a few unlucky rounds of Blackjack, Jim finds himself owing a lot of money to the owner of the gambling ring. In his efforts to pay back what he owes, he tries to get money from the bank, but fails miserably.
Thereon, the plot takes a classic twist: Jim has to find a way to pay back the money, otherwise he’s going to get killed.
Contrary to popular beliefs, people go to casinos not only for the sake of winning money. They go for adrenalin, entertainment, and competition. But who said that you can’t gamble just for the sake of winning money? That’s what this next movie is about.
A group of six talented MIT college students are trained by their professor to become experts in counting cards in the game of Blackjack. Next stop, as you might have guessed, is Las Vegas, where they successfully cash out hundreds of thousands of dollars. But all their plans go wrong when the casino uncovers their little scam.
Giving up habits is hard. Giving up an addiction is even harder.
A guy named Mike McDermott finally quits gambling after losing $30,000. He makes a promise to his girlfriend and law school buddy to focus on studying and get a job to make a living. He’s true to his promise until one day when his old childhood friend Lester is released from prison. Lester is a card player, and under his influence, Mike starts gambling again.
When Lester is given a five-day deadline to pay back the money he owes, Mike joins him in a furious chase for money.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
When you go to Las Vegas, you have to cut loose. Otherwise, what’s the point of the trip? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a story of two friends traveling to Las Vegas and experimenting with loads of different kinds of drugs. It might sound like the stupidest plot for the movie, but there many wacky performances and you should watch it just for the sake of watching young Johnny Depp play in it.
Did any of the suggested movies sound interesting? If yes, then grab some popcorn, order pizza and get comfy. If not, what good movies about gambling do you know?