Netflix is teeming with series, movies, documentaries and more – making it the perfect hunting ground for stuff to add to your watchlist. On ours? Casino heist movies, of course! If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll know that we live for cutting-edge casino content at casinoonline.co.nz – and that means going above and beyond the usual in-depth online pokies and casino reviews we regularly put together.
The Evolution of Casino-Themed Movies
From formative roots in The Hustler and The Cincinnati Kid in the 60s, casino movies sure have come a long way. We’ve seen comedies, tragedies, action, thrillers and – sometimes – a mix of all four come and go. But some names have made a lasting impression. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have found them on Netflix in 2021, right?
Tower Heist (2011)
A fun twist on the usual narrative, Tower Heist is something of a revenge action-comedy. After being defrauded of their retirement fund, casino staff plan a payback of epic proportions. Streaming on Netflix at the time of this review, Tower Heist is a super-fun watch for NZD online casino fans – and one we highly recommend.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
So good it’s worth a rewatch or 20, Ocean’s Eleven is a casino heist movie that never seems to go out of fashion. With an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts, it has a number of sequels for diehard fans to look forward to.
The Great Heist (2020)
Okay, so technically not a movie, The Great Heist is a Spanish series that’s based on a real-life robbery that took place in the mid-90s in Colombia. We’re not going to spill all the details here for fear of ruining the plot, but, suffice to say, it comes highly recommended – not just by us, but by the folks over at IMDb too.
Win It All (2017)
In a comedic case of curiosity killing the cat, Win It All lead, Jake Johnson, plays a gambler who let his curiosity get the best of him. To cut a long story short, he’s put in charge of taking care of a duffel bag for someone he knows, who’s on their way to jail. Of course, he looks in the bag. Of course, it’s filled with cash. Of course, he spends it! You’ll have to watch till the end to see how it all pans out.
Popular Casino Heist Games
There are tons of online pokies with casino heist themes similar to the movies we’ve just mentioned. Off the top of our head, a few Microgaming titles at JackpotCity Casino come to mind: Break da Bank, Break da Bank Again, Vegas Flush, The Heat is On… the list continues!
Many movies – including casino heist movies – bend the truth. This can happen even when they’re based on a true story. What lessons can we learn from the things we see on our screens? Not to count on gambling (or theft!) as a source of income. Playing online pokies should always be fun. And you’re the only one who will know when your betting behaviour has crossed the line. With casinos like JackpotCity around, you can set yourself up for success by choosing a range of responsible gaming features that work for you.