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Four Classic Casino Scenes From The Movies

We take a look at two serious, and two not so serious, casino scenes from the movies.

If you've ever enjoyed a night out at a casino, or spent time at home playing online, then you may have got a kick out of seeing the excitement, the fun and the tension recreated in the movies. Here are four of the very best depictions of casinos in film.

Casino Royale
Finally produced as an official Bond film in 2006, Daniel Craig's debut outing as 007 features one of the greatest gambling scenes on film.

Le Chiffre sets up a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at the Casino Royale in Montenegro. MI6 enters Bond in the tournament, believing a defeat will force Le Chiffre to seek asylum with the British government, which they will grant in exchange for information on his clients. At the start of the game, Bond gains the upper hand by deducing Le Chiffre's tell, but Bond soon loses his initial stake due to Le Chiffre being tipped off to the tell.

Felix Leiter, a fellow player and CIA agent, who agrees to stake Bond to continue playing in exchange for allowing Le Chiffre to be taken into American custody. Bond rapidly rebuilds his position until his martini (shaken not stirred) is poisoned! After a major break in the game, adding to the escalating tension, Bond returns to the game as Leiter is eliminated, continuing the tournament until it culminates in a $115 million hand in which the remaining players, including Bond and Le Chiffre, go all in. Le Chiffre trumps the other players with a full house (aces full of sixes) which are famously hard to beat, though Bond’s straight flush (4 to 8 of spades) is exactly what he needed to take the jackpot. Try the continental experience for yourself at Casino en Ligne Gratuit.

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
The ultimate Bond spoof includes, of course, a wonderful Casino scene. Posing as a married couple, Powers and Vanessa Kensington track Number 2 to Las Vegas where they meet at the Black Jack table. With a $10,000 minimum bet, Number 2's x-ray vision, built into his eye patch, comes in handy, allowing him to see the next card and take a hit on 17. Not quite understanding the rules, Austin sticks on 5, losing his stake. As he says, "cards are not my bag, baby!". Maybe he could do with some education in the art of the game? Here's someone who could teach him a thing or two...

Rain Man
Winning Dustin Hoffman an Oscar, Rain Man sees him star as autistic Raymond "Ray" Babbitt who, along with his brother Charlie (Tom Cruise), walks into a casino and proceeds to win some serious cash.

When Ray refuses to fly cross-country, he and Charlie end up driving. During the course of the journey, Charlie discovers that Ray is a mental calculator with the ability to instantly count hundreds of objects at once, far beyond the normal range of human subitizing abilities. So when Charlie finds himself $80,000 in the hole he hatches a plan to return to Las Vegas, which they passed the night before, and win money at blackjack by counting cards. Though the casino bosses are skeptical that anyone can count cards with a six deck shoe, after reviewing security footage they ask Charlie and Raymond to leave. Charlie has made over $86,000 to cover his debts.

The Hangover
The Hangover stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis as socially inept Alan Garner. Trying to get some money together to buy back their friend Doug, Alan pulls out a Guide to Blackjack book before it suddenly cuts to the group confidently entering a casino.

In a scene that is a direct homage to Rain Man, Alan dons a grey suit just like Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in Rain Man, and displays some incredible mathematical skills at the Blackjack table. The winnings start to add up but the gang notice they are getting some unwanted attention from the casino security so they make a swift exit, taking with them a cool $82,400!

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