You aspire to be a punter or are generally interested in gambling and have seen all the popular movies like The Hustler and The Color of Money and Bookies. You’ve tried reading online casino reviews such as the Harrah’s Casino review but now you’re ready to watch actual documentaries on the subject.
Look no further, this list will give you something to sate your hunger for gambling documentaries, in no particular order.
Gambling Addiction & Me – The Real Hustler
There is nothing like a personal story to help people connect with a subject. Alexis Conran ruminates on why his father was a gambling addict and what makes people turn on everything in their lives just to gamble. The documentary also reflects on other gambling addicts who managed to lose a lot of money in a short amount of time and who admitted to being addicted.
Conran also takes a look at various institutions who offer help to gambling addicts as well as online casinos which are practically an endless pit for problem gamblers.
Breaking Vegas: The True Story of the MIT Blackjack Team
A story about a real team of MIT students that decided to earn a lot of money by counting cards in Vegas. They developed a very special method of counting cards that was unknown at the time to any casino or surveillance team or people who are on the lookout for card counters. It took them many tries and some of them were even banned from various casinos.
The movie centres around the group’s leader Mr M. and all of the other students who were participating in the breaking of Vegas.
Casino Wars – Betting Vegas
If you want to know the other side of the story, this movie looks into how casinos deal with various cheaters. The technology and effort that goes into detecting a cheater is huge and it takes a lot of time before one can be sure whether someone’s cheating or not.
This movie also features a Mr. D. who was notorious for cheating on slot machines, some say, winning up to a million dollars. This is perfect if you want to take a look at how the house sees things.
Gambling – Against the Odds
If you want to see the repercussions of the gambling world on this society, this movie is definitely for you. If you want the grimy details of what gambling addiction can do to people then this is the right movie for you.
You get to see people whose lives have been ruined by addiction and even some who are still addicted to gambling. It is a great wake up call for any punter.
These movies and other like Getting Rich in Las Vegas and High Rollers High Risk are all great choices for an evening in.