Heliked the solid, studied comfort of card-rooms and casinos, the well-padded armsof the chairs, the glass of champagne or whiskey at the elbow, the quietunhurried attention of good servants. He was amused by the impartiality of theroulette ball and of the playing cards – and their eternal bias. Bond’s first game, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. After pursuing a corrupt Greek henchman to the Bahamas, he sits down at the resort casino, directly across from the man.
However, the hand Bond shows is neither realistic nor a demonstration of his skill. Tension continues to rise until his opponent goes all-in, tossing in the keys to his Aston Martin to coax Bond in. After both have shoved, Bond’s opponent flips over three kings, only to be beaten by Bond’s three aces. It’s the kind of hand that incites a head scratch at the very least, no matter how much or how little you know about poker. The odds of both flopping trips are less than one in 400, and the chance that Bond’s set beat his opponent’s are even smaller. Technically, Sean Connery’s Bond plays gin rummy in the 1964 movie Goldfinger.
The New James Bond Card Game? Texas HoldEm
Did you know backgammon is one of the oldest board games on the planet? It can be traced back to around 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Roger Moore’s Bond can be seen playing backgammon in his penultimate outing as 007 in the 1983 movie Octopussy. The scoring as usual is 3 points for most cards, 2 points for the 10 of Diamonds, and 1 point for most Spades, the 2 of Spades, each Ace and each sweep.
Capturing all the cards on the table is called a sweep and earns a bonus point. The player indicates this fact by leaving the capturing card faceup in his pile of won cards. A player unable or unwilling to capture must trail—that is, play a card from hand to table and leave it there.