ByGunjan Sharma, writer at
Gunjan Sharma

I like playing cards. No, I love it. It's more than a hobby, it's a passion. I love the adrenaline, I enjoy the strategical aspects of gambling and I like to connect with other people. Fortunately, there are more than enough casinos in my hometown, so I have a huge choice. It's never getting boring.

Usually, I like to go to medium sized casinos, they are less expensive than the big ones, but still big enough to meet many people. I have already tried all kind of different card games such as blackjack or poker and I've also had a period in my life where I enjoyed Roulette quite a lot.

Nevertheless, my heart belongs to blackjack, that is what I enjoy the most, and that is where I earn the most money...maybe the latter is also the reason why I enjoy it the most.

The card player – an old and super creepy Italian movie

Two years ago I went to the cinema, together with my lovely girlfriend, and since then, things have changed. Well, one thing that has changed is that my then girlfriend is now my wife, but that didn't have anything to do with the cinema, at least not according to my understanding.

No, my gambling habits have changed. That evening, we saw the movie „The Card Player,“ an Italian thriller.

Basically, the movie is about a serial killer, who is kidnapping women in Rome. Via webcam, he then forces the police to play poker against the victim. Whenever the police loses, the killer tortures and murders the women on-screen.

It's quite a psycho movie, very scary indeed. Honestly, it's not a great movie, but it changed my life. Now how can an average B-level Italian thriller change a gambler's life you may ask?

Being afraid to go to the casino, I discovered online-gambling

Honestly, I'm not the toughest guy in the world, a bit of a cream-puff, I admit that. The movie had quite an effect on me. It is creepy. Damned, they show some slashed bodies and stuff like that, really scary.

So after I saw it, I didn't really feel like going to the casino anymore for some weeks. However, I still wanted to play. So for the first time in my life I actually looked into online gambling. So far, I have never really considered it, because I didn't feel like playing at home in front of my desktop.

But here is the catch: Since I started it, I have fallen in love with it. It's super convenient to sit at home on my couch and play whenever I want. No need to dress up, I can drink whatever I want, whenever I want, without paying tons of money for expensive drinks and I can even communicate with other players via chat.

I would never have expected online gambling to be so much fun and I would never have realized that if I hadn't watched The Card Player that night. So sometimes, it's worth to pay the entry ticket to a shitty old Italian thriller.


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