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A Casino Movie to Suit Your Mood

Posted by Fanboys Anonymous Tuesday, February 24, 2015

There are so many movies that have featured casino scenes and stories over the years. Perhaps part of the reason that movie producers and directors featured the casino so much is that it’s one of those places that not everyone got to experience for themselves on a regular basis – it was a way of bringing a slice of life to an audience who might never have gone to a casino themselves.

Today, though, no matter where you are, it’s possible for anyone to play casino games online, through one of the many online casinos such as bgo, Genting casino and Gala casino. You can play casino classics like roulette, blackjack and poker in the comfort of your own living room as well as a huge selection of different slots. One of the biggest appeals of playing online casino is that you can play for as little as a few minutes at a time if that’s what you want to do.

And when you want a bit more of the ambience of a land-based casino, you can always watch one of the best casino movies. Five great casino movie scenes were recently featured in a great blog post by bgo and it’s always possible to find the right kind of casino movie for the mood you happen to be in.

For example, if you feel like watching a comedy, then the Hangover is a great place to start. One of the scenes is featured in the bgo list – where Alan, the nerdy one of the four friends in Vegas on a bachelor party weekend, wins more than $80,000 counting cards while playing blackjack. The film is a riot of strange happenings and crazy situations, where the groom’s three mates have to locate him and get him to his wedding on time. Though the odds seem impossibly stacked against them achieving this, they eventually pull it off.

However, if you’re interested in seeing inside the head of a gambling addict, then few films do this better than Owning Mahowny, which stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The story is based on the true-life tale of a Canadian bank employee who defrauded the bank’s customers of millions in order to fund his gambling weekends in Atlantic City. Treated by a VIP by the casino manager in Atlantic City, Hoffman’s character is totally wrapped up in his world of gambling and betting, to the detriment of him and of those close to him. This film is not about the glitz and glamour of casino; it’s a character study on a man totally consumed by gambling.

And for an action-packed heist movie, any of the Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen movies make for great viewing. Ocean’s Eleven was released in 2001 and was a remake of the classic Ratpack movie of the same name. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and a host of other A-lister celebs star in this slick and sophisticated story which involves a casino heist, a love story and plenty of comedic moments. Filmed in three actual casinos in Las Vegas, the cinematography is excellent.

These are just three examples of casino movies that spring to mind – each of which has a different flavor and take on casino life. Stream a couple to watch and see which casino movie is your favorite!


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