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The Rise In Popularity Of Gambling Themed Films


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The Rise In Popularity Of Gambling Themed Films

Watching movies, whether at the cinema or at home, is one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment. Everyone has their preferred genres but most audiences love a thriller, with plenty of action and suspense. Over the years we have seen quite a few gambling based films hit the big screen and the smaller screen too. It comes as no surprise that these have always been popular with viewers, as gambling is another form of entertainment that is loved around the world too.

Another reason why these types of films appeal to viewers is because they’re often packed full of suspense and excitement. In many cases, they see the protagonist put it all on the line, in scenarios where they could literally win it all or lose everything; and in some cases that means their lives. Viewers are always left itching to see the final outcome and whether the big gamble was worth it. The characters are always interesting too, as viewers always tend to support the person risking it all.

We’ve seen some great gambling themed movies over the last few decades that’s for sure and quite a few have gone down as all-time classics. Casino, starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, is on many people’s all-time greatest films lists. The storyline is based on the Tangiers Casino and what goes off inside it. There’s also been the likes of Rain Man, The Cincinnati Kid and Casino Royale. They’ve all been great movies in their own right, not just in the gambling genre.

There has certainly been a rapid rise in the popularity of these sorts of films, and that is by and large down to how popular gambling itself has become over recent times. It’s an industry that just seems to continuously grow at breakneck speed, especially as it always moves to incorporate the latest and freshest technology. Nowadays renowned online gaming brands not only offer their players a great online service; but a mobile one too, thanks to smartphone apps. This has resulted in more and more people taking an interest in gambling itself, in its many different forms.

With the gambling industry booming it’s no real surprise that there’s demand for films that incorporate into their storylines in some way, shape or form. We’ve also seen it work the other way round too as well. Gambling itself has taken inspiration from films in the form of slot games. With both industries providing great forms of entertainment, it’s no real shock that they seem to work so well together.

As the gambling industry continues to grow, so will the demand for gambling themed films. It would be great to see another classic in the mould of Casino or Casino Royale hitting the screens, especially as people still refer to these movies as being a couple of the best they’ve ever watched. When people are putting everything on the line in order to win big, it certainly makes for gripping viewing.

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