Online Casino Games : The Golden Screen Essay

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Blog 25 – Casino games that have gatecrashed the silver screen

Online casino games have worked wonders to inspire punters to part with cash in hopes of winning big. Before online casino portals and online casinos made the act of gambling commonplace, there was a certain allure and fascination attached to sitting down at a land-based casino and risking it all. This fascinations would inspire more than just those who loved a flutter, it would inspire creative in the film world to adopt elements of casino gaming into various big-screen blockbusters. Hollywood has seemingly always had a fascination with the act of casino gaming. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s films like The Cincinnati Kid and The Sting would grace the big screen, making gambling a key plot point. However, it wasn’t until the 1990s when the fascination really picked up steam. The following are a selection of casino inspired movies that have gatecrashed the silver screen.

Casino

The first film on this list was adapted from a book of the same name. Starring Robert DeNiro and directed by Martin Scorsese, Casino is a 1995 film that tells the story of Sam "Ace" Rothstein, a Mafia member who ran the Las Vegas casino scene back in the early 1970s. The Chicago bookmaker was a truly notorious figure of the time, who became involved in a love triangle with a prostitute name Ginger and her pimp Lester. Noted for its excessive use of profanity, Casino was a box office success story, showing that the public was clearly…

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