The Top Gambling TV Shows And Movies To Watch

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Are you a gambling connoisseur, or are you just now starting to have your interest piqued by the alluring world of gambling and want to explore it more? 

Well, no matter your degree of interest, it is very much possible to experience the thrill of the casino atmosphere whether you’re playing at a roulette table or watching a TV show or movie about gambling! We’ve carefully curated a list of gambling-inspired media you should definitely give a watch! Let’s dive right in!

TV Shows

If you like to binge-watch TV shows, we’ve got some you need to check out stat! 

Breaking Bad (2008-2013) 

While not solely focused on gambling, this critically acclaimed series features a character named Saul Goodman, who is a criminal lawyer with ties to the gambling world. If you take a liking to his character, you may want to check out another TV show, a spin-off called Better Call Saul.

Las Vegas (2003-2008) 

This TV series is set in a fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It follows the daily operations and personal dramas of the casino staff. What more is there to like?

Luck (2011-2012) 

Created by David Milch, this HBO drama series explores the world of horse racing and gambling. It stars Dustin Hoffman and centres around the lives of various characters involved in the horse racing industry.

Tilt (2005)

This short-lived ESPN drama series revolves around the world of professional poker and high-stakes gambling. It follows the story of a young poker player seeking revenge against a rival.

High Stakes Poker (2006-2011, 2020)

This is another popular poker television program that features high-stakes cash games with professional players. So, if you want to have an inside peek at the world of high-stakes poker, this is the one worth checking out.


While there are many gambling-inspired TV shows, it seems as if the movie industry was more inspired by the casino glitz and glamour.

Casino (1995)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, this crime drama film stars Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci. It follows the story of a casino executive and his relationships with a mob enforcer and a former prostitute.

Rounders (1998) 

This drama film starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton focuses on the underground world of high-stakes poker. It follows a young, reformed gambler who returns to playing poker to help a friend pay off a debt.

21 (2008)

Inspired by the true story of the notorious MIT Blackjack Team, this film stars Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey. It follows a group of students who develop card-counting techniques to win at blackjack in Las Vegas.

The Gambler (2014)

This crime drama film features Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor with a gambling addiction. It explores his descent into high-stakes gambling and the consequences he faces.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001) 

While not entirely focused on gambling, this heist film follows a group of criminals led by Danny Ocean (George Clooney) as they plan and execute a major Las Vegas casino robbery.

So, to wrap it all up – if you’re looking for a gambling-related movie or a TV show to watch tonight, there are so many options waiting for you. From the binge-able Breaking Bad to the cult classic Casino, you’re spoilt for choice!