“Bond, James Bond”, utters Sean Connery in his first ever line as 007 across a chemin-de-fer table in 1962’s Dr. No, indelibly associating the effortlessly cool agent with some of cinema’s greatest casino scenes for the next five decades (although he’d probably find life easier if he just used an online casino).
With Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as the British spy due to begin filming later this year, we’ve picked out five of Bond’s best casino moments…
Bond introduces himself in Dr. No
Bond beats Le Chiffre at poker in Casino Royale
Bond plays baccarat with Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye
Bond meets Plenty O’Toole at the craps table in Diamonds are Forever
Bond takes on a henchman (and a Komodo dragon) at a Macau casino in Skyfall
What’s your favourite casino scene in a James Bond movie? Let us know below…