If you love sports, and always want to be part of the story, there’s a chance you have participated in a fantasy football or baseball league. Even if you aren’t playing the game yourself, there are ways you can be involved and to participate in sports without stepping out on a field. Since you may not be able to get to the office, there are other great ways to get involved with sports and enjoy that face paced world. We’ve created a list of movies filled betting sports that you may want to binge on and feel a little bit of that rush while you enjoy the movie.
So here are our top five memorable sports betting movies – many of these are available on your streaming services you can watch and enjoy them without any extra cost.
Silver Lining Playbook – 2012
Sport of Choice: Football – After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.
Two For The Money – 2005
Sport of Choice: Football – After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business. Pacino and McConaughey head an all-star cast as they team up to make millions through pro sports handicapping, but soon predictions come from the heart and not the head, and the business heads south.
Diggstown – 1992
Sport of Choice: Boxing – After being released from a Georgia prison, smooth-talking con man Gabriel Caine (James Woods) teams up with his partner in crime, Fitz (Oliver Platt), and travels to remote Diggstown. Upon arriving, Fitz and Caine bet the wealthiest resident, former boxing manager John Gillon (Bruce Dern), that they know a guy who can beat Diggstown’s 10 best fighters in one day. After Caine reels in “Honey” Roy Palmer (Louis Gossett Jr.), an aging boxer and old acquaintance, the grift is on.
Let It Ride – 1989
Sport of Choice: Horse Track – Richard Dreyfuss is a taxi driver experiencing something familiar to sports bettors – hopeful positivisty in the most dire of circumstances. He spends a day like no other at the race track where he just keeps winning.
The Color of Money – 1986
Sport of choice: Pool – Former pool hustler “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman) decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent’s showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.
But what do all of these movies have to do with gaming? Some fans may say that they give you some portrayal of actual sports betting. But it’s not always the same experience for everyone. And even if you don’t live in a town like Las Vegas, you can actually enjoy some sports betting online and experience some of the rush and fun way for you to get involved with the sports you love. You’re able to get involved and see if your predictions pay off. And the best part, you can do it anytime and from your own couch.
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