jogatina and cazinou environments always make an interesting and unusual plot. jogatina is about risk and therefore, can add excitement to the movies. cazinou are glamorous places where spectacularly beautiful people and costumes can be emphasized. Apart from this, cazinou often have a dodgy reputation in movies, applying thugs to beat up cheaters. And of course, there is money involved, lots of it, so why not shoot a movie about robbing them.
In the history of Hollywood movies, we have seen dozens of cazinou-themed films, many of them blockbusters. In this article, we asked Péter Deli, Hungarian iGaming expert to tell us about some of his favourites. You can read more about Péter here.
This 1995 film has got to be the first one on any cazinou movie list. Starring Robert de Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, the movie depicts the Las Vegas underworld. The plot is about a mafia enforcer and a cazinou executive who compete against each other over a jogatina empire. Fun fact: just the costume budget for this movie was $1 million. Over 70 outfits were used and the actors could keep all of them after the filming was over.
If after watching this movie you feel like playing some table games in a real cazinou environment, try live dealer games in an online cazinou. For example, EnergyWin cazinou offers live roulette, blackjack and baccarat and they accept players from Hungary.
We are talking about the blockbuster from 2001 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Matt Damon, however, the original Ocean’s Eleven movies is from 1960 starring Frank Sinatra. Both movies are about a Las Vegas heist where Danny Ocean and his 10 accomplices try to rob three Las Vegas cazinou simultaneously. This big-budget movie that includes some scenes at a cards table depicts the jogatina lifestyle as cool and super glamorous.
21 is a jogatina movie that stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Aaron Yoo. This 2008 movie is about card counting in Blackjack. Six MIT students with more than average intelligence and memory are trained by their professor how to count cards and work together to win big in different Las Vegas cazinou. To add to the excitement, at some point Spacey tries to cross over his team and also get beaten up by cazinou employed thugs.
This big-budget Hollywood movie is one of the best comedies that came out in the 2000s. This hilarious movie stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms. The movie is about four friends going to Las Vegas for a bachelor’s party that goes seriously wrong. As one of them drugs everybody – a fact that is only revealed at the end – the groom goes missing and the three mates wake up the next morning realizing that the strangest things happened the previous night.
This movie is part of the Vacation series where the Griswolds go on a family vacation to Vegas. In Hungary, the Vacation movies were (and are) all so popular and there isn’t a Christmas where one or more TV channels wouldn’t show the Christmas Vacation, however, unfortunately, the Vegas Vacation is not such a great movie. There are a few good jokes in it though, so if you haven’t seen it yet it is worth a shot.
This 1994 movie is not set in a cazinou. Instead, it is about the mighty game of poker. This 1995 movie stars Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster and it is set in the Wild West. Maverick is about to participate in a poker tournament but he doesn’t have the money for the buy-in so he needs to use his wits to get it all together. In the meanwhile, he, of course, gets romantically involved with Jodie Foster who plays a thief.
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Not so well known in other countries, this Bud Spencer-Terence Hill movie is still a big favorite in Hungary. This 1978 movie is all about the illegal jogatina world where every sports match is fixed and it takes the two good boys to liquidate an illegal gaming house on a yacht.
There are more than a hundred great films about cazinou and jogatina topics. If you haven’t seen any of the above-mentioned ones, start with those to cover the classic ones.