Casinos have always been a popular setting in movies. They promise a specific blend of opulence and glamour, spiced with both risk and a little danger. The James Bond movie franchise has made the best of this, and many Bond movies have very entertaining casino scenes. Probably the most popular of these are the various casino scenes in the film Casino Royal, including those where Bond first loses his money to the film’s anti hero Le Chiffre and where he wins it back again. Although these scenes have received a considerable amount of criticism from poker players regarding both the way the various players approach the game and the actual cards that are dealt, amongst those who are not too purist about the game itself they are both entertaining and exciting, even though more than a little predictable.