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Published on April 29th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


5 of the Best Casino Movies of all Time

If you like to gamble, you are going to want to watch movies that feature your interests. Thankfully, there are a lot of movies that center around gambling and are set in casinos around the world. What’s more, there are different genres, with everything from comedy to action movies. If you are wanting to watch a casino movie but do not know where to start, we have some classics that you are going to love. Let’s take a look at five of the best casino movies of all time.

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story

If you like to learn about famous poker players then you have got to watch the movie called High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story. This is all about Stu Ungar, which is a name you may already be familiar with. He was famous for being a high roller and someone that won three World Series of Poker main event tournaments. You can learn about his life and how he got into poker. This includes all of his highs, as well as the low points in his life. Indeed, this was a man that once had everything but ended up losing all of his money.


Next, we have a movie called 21. It is based on a true story and it is one that stars Kevin Spacey. He plays a maths professor who ends up teaching students how to count cards in Las Vegas. His is a movie that is inspired by a real story. Namely, you may have heard of the MIT blackjack team. This movie was popular when it was first released and it still remains a favourite with casino players that like these types of movies.

The Hangover

Are you looking for a movie that is going to make you laugh? Then you want to watch The Hangover. This is a comedy film that has been a huge hit and it still will make you laugh today. It was first released in 2009 and it is all about having a bachelor party in Las Vegas. Of course, Sin City is the perfect place to party, as well as gamble. But, when they all wake up the next day, the groom is gone and it is all about retracing their steps.

The Gambler

Up next on the list, we have The Gambler. This was a film released in 2014 and it stars Mark Wahlberg. This shows a darker side of gambling and he becomes an addict. He likes to play high stake games and this means that he loses a lot of money. This is a movie that can open your eyes and it will also appeal to those that like blackjack.

Mississippi Grind

If you are a fan of poker, this movie is going to be one for you. It is called Mississippi Grind. The main characters go on a fun road trip and eventually, they want to play a high stakes game in New Orleans. A lot of people liked this movie because it explores the psychology of being a gambler and when risky behaviour can sometimes pay off.

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