Best Casino-Themed Movies

If you’re like most people, just the hearing word “casino” calls to mind glitz, glamour, and that one-of-a-kind thrill of potentially hitting a huge jackpot. So who wouldn’t want to see a movie set in a casino? No one we know, that’s for sure. Casinos have figured prominently in high-stakes adventure blockbusters, indie romances, rollicking comedies, and everything in between. Here are seven of our favorite casino-themed movies:

1. Casino

This 1995 Martin Scorsese masterpiece tells the tale of two mobsters: one trying to build a respectable career in the growing Las Vegas gambling industry and the other who is obsessed with greed. The film stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone, who won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for an Oscar.

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5 Biggest Giveaways in Golden Acorn History

There’s nothing we love more than a sea of smiling faces on the casino floor, whether that smile means someone just won $20 at Blackjack or a $200 poker hand or even a $20,000 slot jackpot. But no matter how exciting it is to win cash, winning our giveaway prizes is pretty darn thrilling, too.

At Golden Acorn Casino, we’ve had so many prize giveaways we can barely keep track, but the smiles on the winners of the five biggest giveaways in our history will stick with us forever.

1. Cadillac Escalade

Nothing says class like Cadillac, and nothing says powerful luxury like the Escalade, an SUV with so many amenities it’s almost as if you’re driving an upscale hotel room on wheels. So when we had the opportunity to give away an $85,000 Cadillac Escalade this year, we knew it would be an eye-popping surprise for the lucky winner. And it was.

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Proper Table Etiquette at Casinos

Casinos are exciting, loud, and lit up with neon lights and signs. But one sign you won’t see is a list of rules and etiquette. If you’re new to the casino scene, following the proper procedures can mean the difference between a fantastic time and a humbling life lesson. So if you pass the first rule—the age limit (18 at Golden Acorn Casino)—and you’re interested in trying your hand at table games, here’s a handy guide of Do’s and Don’ts to ensure you leave the casino smiling, win or lose.

DO ask to join games already in progress

Some longer games like poker can’t easily accommodate newcomers, but if you’re looking to join a “shorter” game like blackjack, it’s still polite to ask the current players if they mind because new additions will alter the count and possibly affect the outcome of their game.

DON’T ask the dealer for lessons

During slow hours, dealers might be willing to teach you a new game or offer advice, but in general it’s bad form to request lessons while other players are at the table. Your best bet is to learn and practice new games online first before taking your skills to an actual casino.

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