Author Archive

Online Poker: What Are the Numbers?

Posted on March 28, 2013 by Leave a comment

Below is infographics about all the numbers in online poker. Online poker is the game of poker played via the Internet. If you’re one of the millions of players who frequent online poker venues, check out the following poker stats that have been extracted from the Money4Poker infographic (viewable at http://www.money4poker.com/). Online Venues Online poker venues are dramatically cheaper due to: smaller overhead costs lower stakes permitted for players (ie.1¢ stakes) poker freeroll Read more [...] Tags: 

The Sting

Posted on March 23, 2013 by Leave a comment

(1973) 129 min. - comedy Directed by: George Roy Hill Written by: Davis S. Ward Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redforf Johnny Hooker a young and aspiring con-man looks to Luther to help him refine his trade. They managed to pull a con job where they net $11,000 from the courier of a mobster numbers runner. They didn’t know this at the time and the boss, Lonnegan, considering this a personal attack orders their death. A crooked cop, Snyder, catches up with Hooker and demands a payoff to not Read more [...] Tags: 

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Posted on March 9, 2013 by Leave a comment

(1998) 107 min. - thriller Directed by: Guy Ritchie Written by: Guy Ritchie Starring: Jason Fleming, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Statham, Nick Moran After a crooked game of three card brag goes bad four lads wind up in debt to an East End hard man. After over hearing their next door neighbors prepare a plot to rob some drug growers they decide to rob them in return. The simple plot thickens and draws the viewers in as two double barreled antique shotguns from another scam makes its way into the main Read more [...] Tags: 

Casino Royale

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Leave a comment

(2006) 144 min. - drama Directed by: Martin Campbell Written by: Neal Purvis Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green The 21st film in the James Bonds series Casino Royale breaks ties from the previous films. James Bond played here by Daniel Craig sets about his first mission as Agent 007 even while earning his license to kill. He falls hard for Vesper Lynd who the boss, M, sends along with him to play a high-stakes poker game. His mission is to win back his money which will help him stay safe and bankrupt Read more [...] Tags: 

The Cincinnati Kid

Posted on January 5, 2013 by Leave a comment

(1965) 102 min. - drama Directed by: Norman Jewison Written by: Richard Jessup, Ring Lardner Jr. Starring: Steve McQueen Eric Stoner, aka "The Kid," a young poker player wants to take on Lancey Howard, “The Man,” a master poker player.  Despite warnings from his friend Shooter not to take on Howard the Kid decides to play. Before the game is played Howard plays against William Jefferson Slade with Shooter as the dealer. Howard comes out victorious taking Slade’s pride and his $6,000. Slade Read more [...] Tags: 

Rounders

Posted on December 16, 2012 by Leave a comment

(1998) 121min. - drama Directed by: John Dahl Written by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien Starring: Matt Damon, Edward Norton The 1998 film Rounders gives some insight into the underground world of high-stakes poker. Matt Damon and Edward Norton are the main characters who need to resort to playing poker in order to pay off a debt. The movie is so titled because a rounder is someone who travels from place to place in search of high-stakes cash games. The popularity of Texas hold 'em and other poker Read more [...] Tags: 

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Posted on December 1, 2012 by Leave a comment

(1966) 95min. - comedy Directed by: Fielder Cook Written by: Sidney Carrol Starring: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward On the way to San Antonio, Texas a couple and their son have some problems with their wagon and is force to make a stop in Laredo. The husband, a recovering gambler, gets wind of a big poker game in town and decides to join in even though he is not the very best poker player. Betting all his family’s money on the game he has a heart attack when the stakes rises and signals to his Read more [...] Tags: 

House of Games

Posted on November 6, 2012 by Leave a comment

(1987) 102 min. - drama Directed by: Davit Mamet Written by: Davit Mamet, Jonathan Katz Starring: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum Margaret Ford is a famous psychologist who gets sucked into the world of gambling and poker. In an attempt to help one of her patients get out of debt Margaret visits a local pool hall and bar called the House of Games and makes an agreement with Mike to whom the debt is owed. She agrees to accompany him to a high stakes poker game and spot the “tell” Read more [...] Tags: 

California Split

Posted on October 27, 2012 by Leave a comment

(1974) 108 min. - comedy Directed by: Robert Altman Written by: Joseph Walsh Starring: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss A love of gambling leads to a budding friendship between two friends Bill Denny and Charlie Waters. Charlie loves to gamble and is always on the lookout for the next score. Bill at first was not as enthusiastic but eventually gets there. He eventually becomes addicted to gambling and goes into debt. He plans a trip to Reno and pawns some of his possessions in order to Read more [...] Tags: 

Maverick

Posted on October 5, 2012 by Leave a comment

(1994) 127 min. - comedy Directed by: Richard Donner Written by: William Goldman Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner Maverick starring Mel Gibson is a recreation of the TV Show Maverick from the 1950’s starring James Garner (who played sheriff Zane Cooper in the movie). Maverick loves to gamble and although he’s from the old west he would rather gamble and con others than fight. The show centers around some of Maverick’s misfortunes as he’s on the way to a big five-card draw Read more [...] Tags: 

Next Page »