Best Casino Movies

Throughout the casino history, lot of attention and devotion has been dedicated to the magnificence of the casino itself, nevertheless if the topic and main scene was from real or an online casino. One of the ways to represent the respect and the arousement for casinos that players share worldwide is making a movie about it.

Nevertheless if there are Hollywood or European movies about the casinos, they attract numerous fans and followers that gladly sit in front of their TV’s or in the cinema theaters, admiring to the advices, the rules, the etiquette, the glamour, that are found in real and online casinos as well.

Of course, the acting and the millionaire business men adds the thrill and creates better image about the movie in general. It’s completely fascinating how a simple scene in one casino, accompanied by the rich champagne, attractive girls, Cuban cigars, casino intrigues and criminal mind can be an influence to the audience.

The scenes where a single man sits in his dark and smoky room, placing his bet on an online casino site, are also amongst the favorite scenes between the players and the fans of the movies.

It’s important to point out that a bigger percentage of movies themed and inspired by a casino belong to the real casinos. Lot of those movies are actually inspired by a true casino stories.

Most Common Favorite Casino Movies of All Times

When it comes to taste, especially in movies, there is not a single criteria that should be followed, different players enjoy in different casino themed movies. But, many of the researches show that there are few movies that are picked as favorites by most of the gamblers worldwide.

Some of the movies are:

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Bugsy (1991)

Bugsy (1991)

A movie where a true story is being told, the story of the legendary mobster from New York – Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel who build the Flamingo Hotel and Flamingo Casino, by which he allowed the mob to take over the city of Las Vegas.


Owning Mahowny (2003)

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Another great movie that is also inspired by a true story tells the story of the biggest one man fraud in Canadian history.

The movie is named Owning Mahowny and it shows a bit darker side of the gambling addiction.


Vegas Vacation (1997)

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Another great old school movie originates from 1997, named Vegas Vacation, one of the rare casino themed comedies.

The main subject in the movie is the incredible BlackJack game.


Oceans Twelve (2004)

Oceans 12 (2004)

Many of the gamblers worldwide especially love Oceans Twelve (2004) which is a remake of Oceans 11 made in 1960.

A gang strives to rob an entire casino, well secured and guard, so it’s a classics amongst the casino movie lovers.

Lot of the movies are also inspired and happening in Las Vegas, some of the most popular ones are: Honeymoon in Vegas, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Leaving Las Vegas, The Cooler and many more.


Rounders (1998)

Rounders (1998)

The most favorite movie that more poker players love is the movie Rounders made in 1998, expressing a reformed gambler who must return in order to pay off loan sharks.

The Best Casino Movie of All Times

As mentioned previously, lot of movies can be amazing for some and average for another, but the movie that won most fans and votes is surely the movie named Casino filmed in 1995, directed by Martin Scorsese.

An epic movie, inspired by real life events, tells a tale of the casino and the Mafia.


Casino (1995)

Casino (1995)

On the one side – there is the mafia and an expression of their power in Las Vegas, and on the other – some unscrupulous side of casinos from that time are being represented.

Stars of this movie are: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, James Woods and Sharon Stone.

Robert De Niro plays one of the biggest mafia associates – Sam “Ace” Rothstein, and he becomes the boss of the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas.

The character Sam “Ace” Rothstein was actually inspired by real life gangster named Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal.

An image of an entire gambling empire, BlackJack table, combined by the greed, the power, the money and the brutal retribution of the Mafia itself are the key features in this movie.