The only 3 chips seen in the James Bond "Casino Royale" movie's poker tournament: $5000, $25,000 and $100,000 chips -- the exact same 14 gr. chips as seen in the movie, made by the same company that made the chips for the movie.
DESCRIPTION: BUY-IT-NOW: THE ONLY THREE DENOMINATIONS OF CHIPS SEEN IN THE FILM'S TOURNAMENT: For one low buy-it-now price you are getting something virtually no one else can offer -- the only three denominations of chips seen in the Casino Royale tournament! (one (1) buy-it-now "quantity" = a set of the 3 chips.) The three rare, hefty 14 gram, casino-quality, classy Cartamundi inlaid chips up for purchase here are indistinguishable from the Cartamundi ones used in the 2006 James Bond movie "Casino Royale," as all were made by the same company in the same way, though they were likely made after the film was released. I have been told by Cartamundi, which has the sole license to make these chips, that they will be making no more chips, so consider these "obsolete." The $5000 chip is almost impossible to find now. As mentioned below, the chips are more than decorative props for the movie's gambling scenes; rather, they are part of the action in the film -- they are referred to by amount bet and accurately counted out and handled as such, all plainly seen as filmed in the crucial, climactic poker tournament! More on this below (in red type).
The pictures above are screen shots I took from my DVD of the film. ("Casino Royale" is the name of both the movie and the fictional hotel-casino where the climactic poker tournament took place.) Cartamundi Playing Cards Co., Belgium, one of the largest playing card companies in the world, supplied the chips and playing cards for the movie and the chips auctioned here -- again, same chips (size, weight, inscription, material, etc.) in both cases. Return privileges.
"CASINO ROYALE," THE MOVIE'S RECEPTION: "Casino Royale" is the twenty-first film in Eon Productions' James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It's about Bond's first case as Agent 007 with his license to kill. The 144-minute film was a controversial change of pace in the Bond series (a morose, less debonair, less humorous hero), but proved to be highly popular. The Rotten Tomatoes site gave it a 95% rating and ranked it as the second best Bond film. IMDb gave it a 7.9/10 rating and ranked it #4. The James Bond film rating sites on the web that I checked out generally ranked it between 1 and 4 of the best Bond films.
PLOT OF THE FILM, IN BRIEF: Le Chiffre is a terrorist financier and investment banker. His racket is to short-sell the stock of companies he later has terrorists attack to sink their publicly traded stock price. He makes about a $100 million short-sell bet against Skyfleet Airline. But Le Chiffre loses the $100 million of his clients' money when Bond foils Le Chiffre's attack on Skyfleet's prototype of the world's largest airliner, an attack which, if successful, would have bankrupted the airline. To recoup the $100 million and stop his clients from killing him, Le Chiffre organizes a winner-take-all poker tournament at the Casino Royale hotel in Montenegro where ten players are to attend, each with a $15 million stake. Bond arranges to be one of the players.
THE CLIMACTIC POKER TOURNAMENT SESSION: As noted above, the poker tournament at the Casino Royale in Montenegro is bad guy-Le Chiffre's last chance to repay the terrorists and stay alive. The session has a number of rest breaks over two days. It consumes abut a half-hour of film time, the longest Act in the film. Only the $100,000 denomination chips were clearly shown in the movie's poker tournament, both in making bets and in Bond and Le Chiffre constantly nervously fingering them in their hands. The only other (round) chips, dimly seen in the tournament, are the $5000 and $25,000 ones (seen in my screen shots above). Lower denomination chips ($5, $25, $100 and $500) were not in the movie and were solely mass produced for home poker sets well after the movie was finished. That info comes from Cartamundi. (And you would hardly expect to see $5 and $25 chips in such a high stakes poker tournament as shown in the movie!)
Here is a four-minute YouTube video of the last poker hand of the tournament. Lots of suspense and $100,000 chips.
The poker sessions were carefully directed, as the chips put forth always accurately totaled the amount of the spoken bets. For example, when Bond calls Le Chiffre's $50,000 bet, Bond flips two pink $25,000 chips into the pot. When he calls a $100,000 bet, you see him toss a black $100,000 chip in. Then later he calls for $200,000, so tosses two black chips in. In the final hand in the tournament, one player says he is going "all in" with his $6 million, and we see him push six stacks, each ten $100,000 chips, into the pot (seen in a screen shot above and the four-minute YouTube video clip.)
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