The Daily Express reports that the poker sequence, which plays a big part in Casino Royale, became quite popular on the set.
In the upcoming James Bond film, 007 engages in the game against villain Le Chiffre. Daniel Craig has reportedly taken the game up in his spare time after learning how to play.
Card player John Duthie, who was an advisor on the Casino Royale set for the poker scenes says:
> …let’s just say there were some extra-curricular sessions that went on off-set that were all down to the cast and crew. I think some were playing for their week’s wages.
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.