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Gambling becomes interesting entertainment that many people cannot deny. There is great opportunity to gain great sum of money by playing some games. Gamblers can bet on many kinds of games. Various games are available and each of them has its own attraction and challenges. Some people think that same gambling games are more about opportunities and luck, but gamblers who have played for many years may have different opinion about the gambling. It needs more than just luck to make great profits from the bet, but they need to have good skills in gambling and it is also important to make best decisions. The decisions can be useful to gain great winning, or it can become safe way to avoid the loss. Surely, it can be more than just luck or fortune. 

When it talks about gambling skills, it seems that the film titled God of Gambler can become great reference to see how great skills are needed to win the game. This is not new movie. In fact, God of Gambler has four series. Each of them shows different stories with the same actor. The main actor was Chow Yun Fat. In the movies, he was the God of Gambler. His skills were the reasons why he could get the title. His skills in gambling were very high, and even it could be called as magical skills. He could easily win the game by using his mysterious skills and these helped him to win various games, even when he had to face difficult gamblers who play various tricks and showed many kinds of skills on the gambling table. Although he got special skills and great winning records on the gambling tables, he chose to avoid the glams and he chose to stay low profile. Somehow, these make his rivals wanted to beat him and at the same time made him more mysterious. Of course, he still got special characteristic traits that made him easy to recognize, and one of them was his neat hairstyle and his choices in eating chocolate. 

Chow Yun Fat in those movies played the card games. There were card games played by him and he chose the game because his mysterious skills enabled him to predict the cards on the hands of his rivals. In fact, these were not only to predict the card, but he could see the cards. It was like having special eyes to see the cards. Many rivals and enemies have tried various tricks to make him unable to use his eyes, but all of these were unable to stop him from winning the game. Of course, the movies were not only scenes on the gambling tables or casinos. It was Chow Yun Fat so there must be fighting scenes and these make the movies more interesting. Although the movies were released in 90s, these movies were still worth to watch. The movies could display well his skills in gambling and there were many action scenes that cannot be ignored. 

Actually, there is another movie about gambling. This time, it is modern movie and it is part of the James Bond series. In the Casino Royale, the movie showed how James Bond played card games inside a casino. The movie displayed well the situation inside the casinos where there are chips, beautiful women, and large sums of money. Of course, gambling is not the main attraction in the movie because James Bond got the mission to win the game against a terrorist who also joined the game. His mission was to win the game so the terrorist could be stopped. However, as what were seen in many James Bond’s movies, the plan did not go smoothly. He even got serious heart attack in the midst of the game because of the tricks played by the enemies. Although he got problem, he could still won the bet when he made all-in bet in the end of the game. 


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