For us everyday folk, not much can thrill like a bet. Whether it be on the Super Bowl, a game of cards, or even just a bet with your friends on who can down a drink faster, there’s something about it which gives us that extra edge.
We’re more obsessed than ever before with the idea of betting. Most of us will spend our time in online casinos, picking up tips on the likes of Meilleur Casino en ligne francais while many are also regular’s in the stands betting in-play on sport.
So it’s only natural the movies jump onto that and make the humble wager a big part of a film’s plot. So many films down the years have created real excitement, heartwarming moments and, in fact, tears.
With the rise of the best online baccarat, roulette and blackjack sites we decided to take a look at some of our favourite wagers across Hollywood history, and just how the wagers turned out…
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful film exploring the relationship of Pat and Tiffany, but it’s Pat’s Dad, played by Robert de Niro who steals the show with his gambling and football.
A huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, de Niro bets on the Eagles to beat the Cowboys, meanwhile backing Tiffany to score at least a five in the dance competition in which the film revolves around.
The bet comes through in a heartwarming moment, allowing Pat Sr to fulfil a lifelong dream and open a restaurant with the winnings.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
We’ve perhaps all had bets that we can woo a guy or girl, so it’s no surprise to see this form of wager appear in Hollywood in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.
Starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, the film centres on the latter, playing Ben, and a deal he wants to seal with a diamond company. The CEO of that company is doesn’t believe Ben knows the first thing about love, so bets against McConaughey who claims he could make any woman fall in love with him.
Wager set, he’ll be given the job should he succeed. Chaos ensues in his battle to win, and of course, it wouldn’t be Hollywood without a happily ever after.
A down on their luck couple meet a billionaire in Las Vegas, and the latter knows every trick in the book. He offers David and Diana $1million if he can spend the night with Diana.
After accepting, Diana feels uncomfortable with this so the billionaire, Gage, gives her the chance to call it all off with a simple coin toss.
Unbeknownst to her, the coin is double sided and he wins. The story becomes a series of indecent twists and turns from then on, with Diana flitting between her first love David and Gage, before realising it was her first love she wanted all along. He may have won the bet, but true love conquered in the end.