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Popular casino scenes in films

When the movies depict the world of casino gambling they often do not get the gambling details down very accurately, but the most popular casino film scenes are all about cinema. Sites like JackpotCity.co.uk/online-roulette have brought gaming back to the masses, so to gets some inspiration for your poker skills, check out these great fims:

Casablanca

This movie shows that famous casino scenes go right back to the golden era of Hollywood filmmaking, and the roulette scene in this 1942 classic is a key dramatic one. Marking a sea-change in the attitude of protagonist Rick (Humphrey Bogart), the rigging of the roulette game to get the young couple the money they need to get away from Casablanca shows his latent humanity beginning to emerge.

Rain Man

This is another unforgettable casino movie scene, as Charlie (Tom Cruise) and Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) hit the blackjack tables at Vegas. The purpose is for Raymond to use his autistic maths skills to count the cards, but the fact that Charlie is prepared to expose his brother to the lights and noise of the casino – despite his discomfort with them – again tells us a great deal about his character as well.

Casino Royale

To be honest, virtually all of the James Bond movies have a classic casino scene in them, but the one from this 2006 re-energising of the franchise is probably the most popular. It captured all the high roller glamour traditionally associated with Bond, but also reminded everyone that he is also supposed to be a dangerous risk taker – here facing off against arch villain Le Chiffre at high stakes poker.

Ocean’s Eleven

A movie centred on a Vegas casino heist obviously has lots of memorable casino scenes, but the one with the late Bernie Mac as an irritated blackjack dealer accused of cheating is perhaps the most memorable. His embittered “you might as well call it ‘whitejack’” is one of the sharpest lines of dialogue in a movie where almost everything on screen is razor sharp.

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