INFOGRAPHIC: 99 Insanely Interesting Gambling Movie Facts
Do you want to kill at parties or learn to talk like a pro gambler at CasinoSites? Hollywood might help there! This little infographic below gives you 99 insane facts about some of the most popular gambling movies of all time. Like, the box office take for Casino Royale looked like the GDP of a small, developing country at around $599 million. Or that over 250 movies have been filmed in Las Vegas over the last seven decades.
Who can blame them – it doesn't get much more blingy and flashy than in Vegas. And, what better way to unwind from a stressful day of shooting? The cast of Ocean's 11 sure thought it was a great way to while away their free time. Who's the better gambler – Matt Damon or George Clooney? No one's telling – the each gives that honor to the other one. We bet that it wasn't Matt. It is said that he lost $25 000 while gambling. George ended up building himself a casino. But it is Ben Affleck that has proven the best poker player – he even won the California State Poker Championship one year.
It makes sense, in a way, that poker is part skill and part acting. The best poker players learn to pick up on the subtle tells that their opponents let slip. They become adept at reading people and so, for them, gambling is actually less of a gamble. The acting comes in when they want to mislead their opponents so that they make a mistake. It’s not uncommon for good poker players to fake a tell in order to throw off the competition.
From that point on, it is just a question of playing the cards that you are dealt. Ready to learn some more unusual facts about gambling in the movies? Read through the infographic from CasinoSites for more facts to impress your friends with.