After all the excitement from the Sportsbook launch, last weekend was time for some Netflix and chill in the couch but, as we couldn’t take completely all that excitement out of our heads we decided to look for some Sports betting related movies.
Despite the representation of casinos and sportsbooks in movies being far from reality, they are super fun to watch.
After careful consideration and deliberation around the Stake offices, here are our top five Sports betting related movies.
#1 — Two for the Money:
If Sports betting mixed with Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino doesn’t convince you already, what about putting Rene Russo and Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the mix? This movie gives a true insight about competition between peers in one of the biggest sport consulting operations companies.
#2 — Eight Men Out:
Did you know that the Chicago White Sox deliberately lost the 1919 the World Series of Baseball? Did you know that there is a film about it?
If you’re not attracted by this plot, Charlie Sheen during his glory days might entice you.
#3 — Lay the Favourite:
I must confess, this is a movie I actually had not heard of before. The office wouldn’t let me make this list without it, and for good reason! An awesome cast of Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones join Rebecca Hall, a stripper that moves to Vegas to meet a professional sports gambler. What could go wrong?
#4 — Bookies:
Every gambling company had to start somewhere right? Although our beginnings were pretty different, it is interesting to see the different origins of the biggest gambling platforms in the world. Even more so when John Galecki (Leonard, Big Bang Theory) is a key member of the cast.
#5 — Big Shot Confessions of a Campus Bookie
Based on real-life events in Arizona, the1994 college basketball point-shaving scandal shook the sports betting landscape — a captivating watch indeed.
You can watch the full-movie through the link below on YouTube:
Significant omission — The League
The League is not actually a movie, but instead a TV show that involves NFL Fantasy games. Not quite in the scope of sports betting, but there are seven fun and intriguing seasons.