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Cincinnati Kid Tops Gambling Movie Survey

1 Sep 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Scotsman: "For gamblers, the ice-cool nerve of the poker-faced card-sharp is no better embodied than by Steve McQueen.

"Nearly 40 years after it was made, his classic The Cincinnati Kid has been voted the top gambling movie of all time - ahead of more modern films such as the remake of Ocean's Eleven and Casino.

",,,The poll by the online casino surveyed 5,000 regular gamblers and executives within the industry.

"The Cincinnati Kid just beat the violent Casino, starring Robert de Niro and Sharon Stone, which centred more on the crime syndicates controlling Las Vegas than on games themselves.

"In third place was the British hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which again mixed gambling and crime and made an acting star of the former footballer Vinnie Jones.

"…However, The Cincinnati Kid won because it showed both the ups and the downs as well as the suspense involved in the game of poker, according to…"

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