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The Card Counter

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Posted on 12 October 2021 by "T".

Looking for the next new movie with poker infused in it?

Check out this one entitled "The Card Counter", a 2021 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. Martin Scorsese serves as an executive producer. The film is starred by Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.

Introduction
William Tell is a gambler who developed a skill on counting cards during his eight-year stay in military prison. As his main objective is to avoid getting attention upon himself - whether it's fame or casino bouncers - Tell's gambling philosophy is to bet small and win modestly. Even though he gambles almost every day, he never checks in a casino hotel. Instead, he lives out of two small suitcases and stays in motels, where he takes off any décor and covers all the furniture in plain sheets fastened with twine.

A Quick Glimpse
At a casino, Tell encounters an acquaintance from the gambling world, La Linda. She runs what's called a stable, a group of investors who back gamblers in exchange for a portion of their winnings. She offers to stake William but he declined, unwilling to be weighed down by the responsibility.

William meets a young man named Cirk Baufort. Viewers then learn more about the two, and in the end William offers to take Cirk along as he gambles in an attempt to help the young man avoid a violent life.

Next, William informs La Linda that he is interested in making a deal, in which he wants to go on the World Series of Poker tour to win enough money and help Cirk pay off his debts and start a new life, after which William will finally retire.

Learn what the future holds for William and Cirk by watching the movie!

The Card Counter is released by Focus Features, with a short description on their official YouTube trailer:
Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.

The Card Counter was released on September 10, 2021.

Do add it to your watch list soon!

 


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 ligador3716/11/2021 01:18:13 GMT
There are very good movies to watch, but rounders is the one I liked the most. If you have not seen it, I recommend it.
I also just remembered another with Eric Bana and Robert Duvall (lucky you, which is precisely about the WSOP, although obviously all fictional.
It would not be bad if they did some in the form of a documentary, at some point
 dule-vu16/11/2021 01:18:44 GMT
well we for sure know that we will have at least one documentary,about doyle brunson,but in next months!so this is just one movie,for others who know!
probably nobody want to invest big money in this kind of movies!
 ligador3716/11/2021 01:33:05 GMT
It can be but you never know, maybe a movie like this can lead to others of the same style.
And today that there is a boom in all this type of games or bets, it would not surprise me to see some of this more often. I hope so!
Lately there are no good movies in the cinema, or always the same!
 dule-vu16/11/2021 01:35:33 GMT
gambling is always good story for movie Big Smile
 antonis32116/11/2021 02:43:45 GMT
Personally I haven't figured out yet why casino security deals with card counting as a scam and tries to punish the offenders . In NLH we count outs , in other games as well , isn't it the same thing ? The cad counters do not see what will be the next card so as to have a super edge , they focus on propabilities I think to figure out what the next card might be ...
 dule-vu16/11/2021 02:46:35 GMT
Posted by antonis321:
Personally I haven't figured out yet why casino security deals with card counting as a scam and tries to punish the offenders . In NLH we count outs , in other games as well , isn't it the same thing ? The cad counters do not see what will be the next card so as to have a super edge , they focus on propabilities I think to figure out what the next card might be ...


You say everything what I think!you just count using your brain!
 dule-vu18/11/2021 03:17:30 GMT
maybe this years wsop will make some idea for film and everything that happen arround it and how people can gamble in casinos normal with large number of people!at least film about doyle will be out in few months!
 antonis32118/11/2021 23:42:02 GMT
Trying to cheat and win against a casino , on a casino game , is an old story for more than 100 years . I remember a story , not for cardcounting , but for slots .

A player was playing fanatically a slot machine game live , he discoved by chance a combination of buttions clicks during the game , that had as a result the jackpot to be trigerred automatically .. Used this in many placs and casinos , but they caught him. The casinos must have had logs with all the winners on every game so as to hunt the cheaters with big winrate in jackpots or other games .

Ofcourse now slot machines are more complexed in the casinos , and ofcourse online casinos cannot be fooled I think nowadays , and security nowadays is very strict
 dule-vu18/11/2021 23:42:42 GMT
But its not cheating when you count card!
 dule-vu20/11/2021 11:01:50 GMT
I know that we have lot of movies that have something with casino and this kind of things,so thats why I like also ocean's 11 and 13!its still about gambling,how to take money from casino owner and so on!
hope that they will make lot of them in future!
 ligador3720/11/2021 18:34:22 GMT
Of course counting cards is not cheating, it is simply intelligence or skill. But the answer as to why it is considered cheating is easy: it is not business for the casino. They lose money to these people. If they didn't take it as a bad thing, everyone would want to count cards without problems.
Any "skill" that takes money from a casino will always be seen as a bad thing (or at least they will look for a way to do so).
 CALICUL20/11/2021 18:50:28 GMT
is nice, i think
 antonis32122/11/2021 04:08:48 GMT
Yeah , that's why some casinos , I guess the less important or smaller ones , they exclude from their properties the players who win a lot in their business , in their casino . This is totally unfair , first to say '' come , play and win big !!!'' then sb comes , plays , wins hundreds of thousands or millions of $$$ , then you tell him GTF out of here , go somewhere else , ban him for life . I think this is a sad practice when it comes to players with big winning rate agains tthe ''house'' , at least in the less important casinos , they can accuse you for anything and exclude you from playing there , going to courts for this ?? No good ...
 dule-vu22/11/2021 05:40:00 GMT
Yeah,its on them when they will kick you from casino!
 ligador3723/11/2021 02:50:07 GMT
Posted by antonis321:
Yeah , that's why some casinos , I guess the less important or smaller ones , they exclude from their properties the players who win a lot in their business , in their casino . This is totally unfair , first to say '' come , play and win big !!!'' then sb comes , plays , wins hundreds of thousands or millions of $$$ , then you tell him GTF out of here , go somewhere else , ban him for life . I think this is a sad practice when it comes to players with big winning rate agains tthe ''house'' , at least in the less important casinos , they can accuse you for anything and exclude you from playing there , going to courts for this ?? No good ...

I don't know if anyone saw the movie "Casino" with Robert De Niro. Pretty old today, but excellent. There he shows a casino manager, and how they make money, how they treat cheaters (although in the case they actually cheated) but also how they treat winners: They try to prevent them from leaving the casino and continuing to gamble and that form that the money returns to the casino (since by not leaving the casino, it is normal that you continue betting).

 dule-vu23/11/2021 06:00:40 GMT
Yeah,great movie!in this movie you can see how things work in las vegas!
 ligador3724/11/2021 03:57:27 GMT
Undoubtedly a great movie, especially for all the cast and direction. I don't know if casinos actually work that way, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did. What is true is that they do not like to lose (difficult for them to do it anyway) and before actions like these (counting cards) they put a lot of obstacles, when for me, there is nothing wrong.
 dule-vu24/11/2021 05:54:23 GMT
Nobody like to lose,especially them!
 dule-vu25/11/2021 22:21:03 GMT
also great movies with casino theme are oceans 11 and 12,so we have lot of movies with casino theme and something that you can watch for hours!hope that we will have this kind of movies in next years also!
 ligador3726/11/2021 21:22:59 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
also great movies with casino theme are oceans 11 and 12,so we have lot of movies with casino theme and something that you can watch for hours!hope that we will have this kind of movies in next years also!



Yes, all those you mention are good movies and there are many more interesting ones. In any case, I cannot compare them with Casino, which is far above those you mention. That at least in my opinion, there is nothing written about taste.
What is important is that movies from this branch continue to appear in the future
 bowie198426/11/2021 21:41:23 GMT
Posted by ligador37:
Of course counting cards is not cheating, it is simply intelligence or skill. But the answer as to why it is considered cheating is easy: it is not business for the casino. They lose money to these people.

Technically they do not consider it cheating - it's just a method for players to lower the house's edge in certain situations which means on the long run the casino is going to lose money if they don't do anything against it.
And just like any establishment set out to entertain people they could refuse to service anybody for any particular reason whatsoever - in this case for card counting - which they most certainly do.
It's not really different from when certain night clubs or bars no longer give out drinks to drunk people.
 dule-vu26/11/2021 21:48:33 GMT
its hard to make lot of movies with casino theme and to have great story without criminal!
 dule-vu29/11/2021 10:52:42 GMT
this movies with de niro,clooney and others have soul and something different about las vegas and everything that is arround that city and gambling,so it they will make something like that in future will be great!also rain man is great movie and how you can use brian for gambling!
 ligador3729/11/2021 15:47:14 GMT
they may not "technically" view it as cheating (since it really isn't). But they treat you like a cheater.
It is good that they reserve the right of admission, and I see it correct in the case that you mention someone who drinks a lot. But someone who counters cards should not be treated in the same way (simply because it does not harm or endanger other players, as if it could be the case of the alcoholic).
 CALICUL29/11/2021 15:47:28 GMT
I like movies like this, but must to have something good

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