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The gambling industry is an ever-sophisticating industry. The truth is the gambling industry continues to proliferate and penetrate other industries including the movie, redefining how one should approach entertainment and recreation. Today, there is a list of what people called the most popular casino movies, some of which are discussed below.

One of the popular casino movies is ‘Casino’ based on the written authored by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling. Released in 1995, ‘Casino’ has Martin Scorsese as its director. In ‘Casino’, the main protagonist Sam “Ace” Rothstein was played by Robert De Niro. Such a character was actually based on Frank Rosethal. Rosenthal ran the Stardust Casino, which was known to be running to finance mafia activities, in the 1970s. In the movie, Rothstein was forced to follow the mafia due to gambling charges elsewhere. Nicky Santoro, which was played by actor Joe Pesci, was sent to offer protection to Rothstein. Instead, he ran his own casino, and then conflict started. ‘Casino’ offers a love angle through Ginger McKenna, which was played by Sharon Stone. McKenna was Rothstein’s love interest.
 
Yet another popular casino movie is ‘Croupier’ which was released in 1998. ‘Croupier’ revolves around the story of an aspiring writer Jack Manfred, which was played by actor Clive Owen. Owen is working as a croupier when he discovered that there are more to his life that is connected with casino gaming. Owen’s girlfriend Marion, which was played by actress Gina McKee, disagreed with his decision and tension began to escalate. Manfred realized that he can become his own novel’s hero, which he noted as immoral Jake, when he subject himself into playing casino games thereby making an unforgettable work of fiction.
 
Another popular casino movie is the ‘High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story’. Released in 2003, Michael Imperioli played the key character Stu Ungar. Ungar is considered as one of the most prominent players in the world of poker. Ungar won three World of Series Poker and one Super Bowl Poker tournament titles. His total winnings escalate to millions of dollars only to be lost to horse racing and drug addiction, leading to his untimely death in year 1998. ‘High Roller’ revolves around Ungar’s marital relationship. His life was traced back when he was living in lower Manhattan and in legendary winning in WSOP.

‘The Cooler’, which was released in 2003, is another popular casino movie. ‘The Cooler’ is considered as the most unique casino movie. Bernie Lootz, the key actor, was not even a gambler but he is such a jinx that when he stands next to gamblers, winning becomes impossible. This represented the primary reason why he was employed by a Las Vegas casino, so as to minimize the winning of the gamblers. However, he gradually became lucky when he developed feelings, and fell for Natalie, who was a waitress. The casino could only intervene to make his life miserable. William H. Macy played Lootz while Maria Bello played Natalie.
 
The last popular casino movie in the list is ‘Casino Royale’ which was released in 2006. ‘Casino Royale’ is a James Bond movie. Bond was played by Daniel Craig, who will do everything to stop Le Chiffre, a bank man, to use his winnings in a poker tournament to pay his debts to the terrorists.






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