Most would kill to be James Bond, with his unwavering confidence and his ability to excel at
everything he tries. He can outshine any gambler at any game, no matter how much they have
practiced and how many loopholes they have managed to figure out. What does he have that we
don’t? Find out here in order to fully appreciate what it is to be jealous.
1. He’s a magnet.
The moment he walks in the door in Diamonds are Forever, there is a gorgeous woman tailing
him. She is forward, even making a bold mood for 1971: asking him out for a drink. What
propelled her is a mystery. She didn’t even know he was James Bond. It’s hard not to be jealous
of that level of eye-catching confidence.
2. He’s never a sore loser.
When James Bond faces off against Xenia Onatopp in Golden Eye, he doesn’t even bat an eye
when he loses. Xenia, on the other hand, loses her head and walks away from the table to
moment she loses a round. Even when things go wrong, James Bond flawlessly rolls with the
punches, leaving everyone else in the dirt.
3. He’s a mastermind at everything he tries.
Though he claims he has only played craps once before, James Bond spins off the lingo like he
has spent his life at the craps table. In Diamonds are Forever, he even creates his own gambling
strategy, which is used today in real life, and is actually mathematically sound. After his personal
strategy wins tremendously, he wins $50,000 all in one round. Meanwhile, most of us struggle to
4. He Has Crazy Good Luck
First of all, yes, it is a movie series, and naturally he always wins, but James Bond’s track record
of winning is off the charts. In Casino Royale, in a single round of poker in which every single
player goes all in and the least anyone bets is $5,000,000, James Bond beats a full house with a
flush. It’s rare to see either in a game of cards, no less both at once. Why is he hogging all the
What makes James Bond so great, anyway? Besides everything, of course. Even if we can never
truly be James Bond, at least we can put on a suit, demand our drinks shaken, not stirred, and at
least bask in the shadow of his fictitious greatness.
We think Royal Ace Casino is where James Bond would play