I’m sure all of us casino fans, from US based, to play for real money types, all have a certain intrigue for the history of gambling. The silver screen can offer us certain insights into that world. Based on the television series of the same name, starring James Garner in the title role, Maverick is a Western comedy directed by Richard Donner and distributed by Warner Bros. in 1994. Garner, who was in his mid-sixties, once again featured, but as the antagonistic Marshal Zane Cooper. Mel Gibson stars as Bret Maverick, a gambler and con artist intent on raising the $3,000 he needs to enter a $25,000 five-card draw poker tournament aboard Lauren Belle, Queen of the Western Rivers.

On his arrival in the desert town of Crystal River, Maverick encounters fellow hopefuls Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) and Angel James (Alfred Molina), whom he successfully cons out of the money he needs for his entry fee, making enemies of both of them. Nevertheless, Maverick, Bransford and Cooper team up for a series of comedic adventures, including a runaway stagecoach ride, until they encounter a common enemy in the form of the Commodore Duvall (James Coburn), the owner of the Lauren Belle and organiser of the poker tournament.

Maverick and Bransford do, indeed, make it to the tournament, where they are joined by James, with Cooper supposedly taking care of security arrangements. However, Cooper – who is subsequently revealed to be in league with Duvall, as is James – makes off with the $500,000 prize money rather than presenting it to Maverick. Maverick retrieves his winnings, only to be hunted down once again by Cooper, who reveals that, unbeknown to viewers, he is his father. As they congratulate themselves on their subtefugue, Bransford, who has already cottoned on to their real relationship, suddenly turns up at the bath house and robs them.

The us casino themed films features several uncredited cameo appearances, including by Danny Glover, who starred opposite Mel Gibson in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series of films. In an early bank robbery scene, the pair exchange knowing glances, but no more.

Jewel Heist Slot by Magnet Gaming


There are 20 levels of betting available, ranging from 0.10 to 8.00 credits per stake in the Jewel Height Slot by Magnet gaming. This slot provides you with the opportunity to potentially win one of two progressive jackpots. Additionally, precious gemstones of different colours can provide impressive payouts.

Five diamonds, for instance, are worth 8,000 coins, and they are the highest payout in the game. For the five-of-a-kind combination of pink, violet, yellow and green stones, 3,200 to 6,400 coins can be won. Your balance increases by 2,560 coins when you combine the red, blue or black gems.

Bonus Features

You will be transported into a small jewellery store in the Jewel Heist game, and you will have a chance to win the progressive jackpot as a result of the special features. There are a few exciting features you can take part in:

  • The second and fourth reels must have two safes filled with diamonds to break in. It is important to pick mystery icons to discover what they conceal. An example would be a diamond worth a certain amount or a webcam. The bonus is over if you are spotted.

  • Symbols other than the central one appear on all reels during a Heist. In this game, a robber breaks into a vault full of diamonds, and you must press the “Spin” button to determine the section in which the gem can be stolen. Some valuable stones will award extra spins to the player, and some will not. During this feature, you can also win the super flash jackpot.

  • Using the decoder, you can open one of the vaults and draw the reward by playing one of the above-mentioned rounds or winning a progressive jackpot.


This game includes a variety of special features that you can only find in Magnet software products, including stunning graphics and excellent animation.

Fistful of Dollars Slot by Saucify


A 30-Payline, 5-Reel slot, called “Fistful of Dollars” by Saucify is quickly becoming one of the most popular titles so visit this site, especially if you’re anj avid slots fan.

This machine accepts multiple coins and denominations which is great considering that the highest paying line could award up to 6,000 coins.

If things line up just right, this slot can also deliver some mind-blowing wins thanks to the expanding Wilds on the second and fourth reels. When you are on a roll, the video game’s sound effects and graphics will keep your adrenaline pumping and important events in Fistful of Dollars will also be animated for your excitement.

The Wild symbols resemble the characters from a Western film from the sixties, as one might expect given the theme of this video slot. This is further confirmed by the similarities between Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef in the first and fourth reels of the game. If the expanding wild appears, it becomes wild and each character will fire a few rounds from their guns if any symbol on the pay-line wins. The slots machines crowd love this feature and who can blame them.


Three or more of the scatter symbols, which is a ‘Wanted Poster’ that depicts a smiling bandito who is laughing, anywhere on the screen will spin the poster and you will receive 4x your original wager per winning line when you land 3, 4, or 5 Scatter symbols.

Free Spin resets aren’t mentioned in the pay table, but since Scatters don’t pay, it might be possible to retrigger the bonus game.

Scatter symbols will grant you 10 free spins, four will grant you 15, and five will grant you 20 free spins. We can conclude that this game is at least of medium to high variance due to the 4x payouts and the expanding Wilds.


In poker parlance, the term ’rounder’ usually refers to a person who plays poker for a living and, quite literally, ‘does the rounds’, travelling from place to place in search of gambling opportunities. Directed by John Dahl and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, ‘Rounders’ is a 1998 drama, which chronicles the attempt by two friends to clear a series of gambling debts.

Mike McDermott (Damon) is a gifted, and honest, poker player, while his childhood friend Lester ‘Worm’ Murphy (Norton) is a self-confessed cheat, who is serving time for distributing counterfeit credit cards at the start of the film. Having lost his entire $30,000 bankroll to Russian mafioso Teddy ‘KGB’ in a single hand, McDermott shies away from poker and focuses on his law studies, working part-time to get by financially.

However, Murphy is released from prison with a previous debt of $25,000 still outstanding, so McDermott begrudgingly sets him up with games and allows him to play on his credit at the Chesterfield Club. Murphy takes out $10,000 and begins a tab in McDermott’s name, before the debt is sold to Grama, a brutish hood employed by KGB. Grama takes the $10,000 and, later, gives them five days to raise the additional $15,000.

Having tried, and failed, to do so, McDermott turns in desperation to his law school professor, Abe Petrovsky (Martin Landau) for a loan of $10,000. McDermott once again faces KGB, heads-up, for the outstanding debt. Having won $20,000, McDermott is taunted into continuing playing, but eventually wins over $60,000, which is enough to pay off all their debts and restore his original bankroll.

It would be fair to say that Rounders divided critical opinion. Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post wrote, ‘It’s a movie of character and milieu, both of which it evokes brilliantly’, while Trevor Johnston of Time Out was less complimentary, writing, ‘The end result is still short of a winning hand, since the screenplay is so utterly predictable.’