Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:57 pm

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Casino Movies that You Can Add to Your Netflix List if You Miss the Gambling Scene

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It has been over two months since the lockdown and many casinos were forced to temporarily shut their doors to their customers to help contain the virus. Because of this, many people are probably missing the casino scene in gambling cities like Las Vegas, the Atlantic City, and even Macau.

While you can always play casino games like Mega Moolah India and other traditional games online, it’s still different to step inside a land casino and experience the atmosphere it has to offer. Right now, it’s still best to stay at home even if land casinos open their doors once again. 

This is why we need to get creative when it comes to this. What’s great is that you can stay at home and watch casino movies online. This would make you feel and see the casino scene that you miss. Luckily, Netflix has a great selection for this kind of movies and here they are.

  • Win It All

Win it All is from Director Joe Swanberg starring Jake Johnson as Eddie Garrett. It’s a film about a gambler who is set to lose. Garrett is a heavy gambler who has a history of bad luck in gambling. There came a time when a friend entrusted him with a duffel bag. He eventually found out that the bag is full of cash. Since he is fond of gambling and he thinks that he may win more money with his friend’s money who is still in prison, he goes to a casino and starts playing with his friend’s money. Before he realizes it, he’s already spent most of his friend’s money on gambling and his friend is now about to come out of prison. Win It All is a comedy tackling the life of a hopeless gambling addict.

  • Rounders

John Dahl directs this film starring Matt Damon as Mike McDermott who is a law student that’s a skilled poker player. Damon’s character was convinced by Edward Norton’s character, Worm, to get back into playing to help him pay his debts after getting out of prison. This is after getting into the hot water with the KGB and losing his bankroll. The two started gambling again, but Worm started cheating in his games. The KGB found out and then comes after the two of them. 

  • 21

This is a film that is based on the true story of six MIT students who are known for card counting. The box office success film stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, and Laurence Fishburne. It is inspired by the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich. This is about a student who’s a mathematics major at MIT. He gets accepted into Harvard but can’t afford the tuition of 300,000 US dollars and so he had to find ways for him to get more money. His professor eventually invited him to join a blackjack team with other students and they started card counting to keep winning.

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This is one of the casino movie classics that gambling fans should see. This is a 1998 film starring Johnny Depp and Benecio Del Toro. It was co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam. The film is about the characters of these two stars, Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo who went into Las Vegas with their journalistic intentions. However, they end up exploring the city under the influence of psychoactive substances called the Sunshine Acid. 

  • Girls, Guns, and Gambling

This is another action-comedy casino film that is directed by Michael Winnick. It stars Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, Megan Park, Helena Mattsson, and Tony Cox. The film revolves around the character of Christian Slater, John Smith, who is an Elvis impersonator. John Smith gets involved in the drama of a stolen artifact that is owned by a casino owner played by Gordon Tootoosis. It’s mainly about the chase of getting the artifact and the whole Las Vegas strip. It’s one of those casino movies that you should definitely watch if you want to have a good time.

  • Ocean’s 11

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Ocean’s 11 is one of the must-sees if you are a fan of the casino industry. It is known for its casting as it includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, and Julia Roberts. It’s a remake of a 1960 film called Rat Pack. This is about the group of people who are to rob the three main casinos in Las Vegas, the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, and The Mirage.

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