Bond films are easily the most popular spy films of all time – and why not? Handsome, bold, and suave, 007 is the ultimate British spy.
Conceived in a popular series of novels by Ian Fleming, the playboy secret agent has been played by many different actors in the movies. Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig have all had their turns. One common theme in all the films has been money. Characters are seen stealing it, fighting for it, receiving it, and yes, even gambling for it. In fact, if you Google “James Bond Favourite Games,” you will come across a list of the casino games favoured by the playboy spy.
Bond has been depicted playing all sorts of gambling games in stunning casinos, usually with a martini (shaken, not stirred) in one hand and a woman at his shoulder. Mastering casino games helps Bond blend in with the wealthy criminal masterminds he tracks in film after film. Bond’s expertise at the gaming tables has even helped MI6 get out of some tricky situations.
It stands to reason that the world’s greatest spy would be a great poker player too. Who could out-bluff James Bond? Maybe it would be easier if he played online poker?