While online casinos tend to be less represented in the cinema, there are numerous films in which the protagonists have fun in land-based casinos. Sometimes it’s not exactly a pleasure and things can get dark and / or tragic, but that can still make an exciting and good film.
Today we want to introduce you to some of our favorite casino films, but don’t worry, we will try to stay free of spoilers.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – 1998
The film, starring Johnny Depp and Beniciodel Toro, is based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson.
In the film, Depp plays a drug addict journalist who, accompanied by his psychopathic lawyer, played by Del Toro, travels to Las Vegas and experiences a lot of psychedelic adventures there.
And even if the two main characters pay a visit to one or the other casino, one of the most unforgettable scenes is probably Johnny Depp, who is sitting in the convertible and waving wildly through the area, announcing that you cannot stop here, because this is Batland.
The film is great, wild, confusing fun that also goes as a teaching tool on why you should stay away from drugs.
Casino – 1996
In this film, Martin Scorsese tells the story of two best friends who are riddled with greed, betrayal, money, power and murder.
All of this takes place against the backdrop of Las Vegas and impressively shows the contrast between glitter and glamor on the one hand and brutal and cruel deeds on the other.
Robert De Niro plays a mafia casino operator here who has to grapple with his sandbox friend, who is now a high animal in the mafia and is played by Joe Pesci.
These are the oldest classics in film history that’s all about casinos and the lives of casino players. Are the portrayals accurate? Let us know down in the comments!