5 Dumb Mistakes in Casino Gambling Movies
Hollywood movies aim to entertain us. Casino gambling has been the basis of many successful movies. Some scenes have been distorted with inaccuracies and silly details. The mistakes are usually harmless. The movies usually depict the casino ambience just as it is in the most frequented American casinos.
Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romance drama revolving around Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter and Sera, the prostitute. In one scene Ben andSera are supposed to be playing blackjack, but they are actually sitting at a Caribbean Stud Poker table.
The 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale is a showcase of ridiculousness. The climactic poker scene when Bond faces off against Le Chiffre contains a scene with Bond being overly generous, according to the film's director Martin Campbell.
Bond wins $115 million and tips the dealer half a million. The practice of tipping the dealers after a win is seen as a kind act and a sign of good etiquette.
The 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever has a scene where 007 plays craps for the first time and wins $65,000. He picks up a Bond girl played by Lana Wood, Natalie Wood's sister. The character incorrectly says she "craps out" when she throws a 9 to establish the point and then immediately throws 7 and loses.
The 1965 movie The Cincinnati Kid is about a poker player trying to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master. Steve McQueen and Eric Stoner make a mistake when they place a bet.
What Happens in Vegas is a 2008 romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. It's a comedy but contains a movie error hidden in one of the climactic scenes.
Kutcher's character Jack inserts a single coin into a progressive jackpot slot machine and wins the top prize. In real life, the maximum bet required to win the jackpots is 1,000 coins.