5 Best Casino Related Movies of All Time

Movie producers have created lots of films on gambling. Most of them are considered classics and some are probably on your favorite list. This genre covers everything from counting cards to gambling in casinos. If you come from Texas, chances are you were raised by cowboys and you spent your night at the dinner table learning how to play poker. Some of the films that we are going to discuss here might be great or poor depending on your tastes and preferences. Here are the top five casino related movies of all time.

  1. 1. Casino Royale (2006)

Most people are conversant with James Bond thanks to Nintendo 64 and spending a couple of hours every day playing GoldenEye. My parents had to take mine because I wouldn’t do anything with the controller around. I loved James Bond who was Pierce Brosnan at the time. The plot is amazing. James Bond receives a license to kill and heads to Madagascar to find the financier of terrorist organizations. 

After finding out that this terrorist plans to invest more money in a high stakes poker game, James Bond goes ahead to play against him. They play this game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro. This film is worth your time especially if you are an avid gambler.

  1. 2. Rounders (1998)

This film is widely known thanks to the popular names in Hollywood which include John Malkovich, Matt Damon, and Edward Norton. The plot is simple and interesting. Similar to online gambling NJ, there’s a high stakes poker game that draws the main characters with the potential for loads of money. By watching this film, you’ll be surprised by the lengths people are willing to go to win back what they’ve lost. 

Rounders does a great job of capturing the entire scene. The director of this movie is no one else but John Dahl. The movie features Mike McDermott who ends up losing all his savings to a KGB agent after playing Texas Hold’em. Mike turns away from gambling and promises his girlfriend that he’ll focus on his studies and the relationship. 

His girlfriend becomes concerned after his former gambling partner is released from prison. It isn’t long before Mike goes back to the poker rooms. And starts losing his interest in studies. His friend has a lot of debts and Mike falls into the trap of getting involved in his debts. Thus, we watch Mike and his friend spending sleepless nights gambling.

  1. 3. The Gambler (2014)

One of the things that makes this movie interesting is that it’s really in many ways. The movie is about a university professor who becomes a gambling addict. He sabotages himself as he tries to control his desires. This movie shows the negative consequences of gambling.

  1. 4. Ocean 11 (2001)

This movie is enticing not only because of the talented actors but also the energy that it radiates. The movie is about several criminals who attempt to rob several casinos in Las Vegas.

  1. 5. Casino (1995)

This is one of the best gambling movies on the market today. The producer does a great job of portraying the corrupt workings in Las Vegas casinos. The profits made by the casinos are shared among the top mafia bosses.


There are a lot of gambling movies out there for you to watch. At the moment, these are the top five according to the majority of avid players. 

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