New Poker Movie Starring Oscar Isaac!

Good news for fans of both movies and poker, because the film The Card Counter is coming to cinemas soon! The Card Counter revolves around ex-serviceman William (Oscar Isaac), who is now making a name for himself as a poker player. His new life is at stake when he is approached to exact revenge on a Colonel (Willem Dafoe) whom William unfortunately knows all too well. Also you can find the best poker games on

The Card Counter will hit theaters in early September, but it’s not yet available for streaming. Where many studios chose to release films simultaneously on streaming services in corona time that is not the case here. Whether – and if so, at which – streaming service the film will be shown has not yet been announced.

‘The Card Counter’ – What Is It About?

The film The Card Counter follows the life of former soldier William, who learned to count cards during his 10-year prison sentence. When he is free again, he makes a name for himself as a poker player. But this is called into question when Cirk approaches him. Cirk wants revenge on Colonel John Gordo, with whom William also has a bone to pick.

In the The Card Counter trailer, William plays poker and blackjack. The film’s name refers to card counting in the game of blackjack. By keeping an eye on which cards have already passed, card counters know which ones are still to come, and whether that is beneficial for them or not. Counting cards is not prohibited by law, but all casinos forbid it.


Counting cards in poker is not possible. Poker fans are dying to know whether the film will still use this as a narrative to show how good William is at poker.

In the trailer, William plays at the WSOP, among other things, although the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was not used as a filming location. According to IMDb, most of the filming was in Biloxi, Mississippi.

What Does the Cast Look Like?

If you look at the cast of The Card Counter, you will see that there are a number of big names in the party. You probably recognized the protagonist, because that’s Oscar Isaac. The 42-year-old actor is best known for the new Star Wars trilogy, but has also received critical acclaim for roles in both the critically acclaimed Ex Machina and Inside Llewyn Davis. Isaac also plays one of the lead roles in the upcoming spectacle Dune.

Willem Dafoe plays the role of Colonel John Gordo. Dafoe has a vast body of work, including roles in such classics as Platoon, American Psycho, and The Last Temptation of Christ. He has also starred in the original Spider-Man films and his more recent successes include The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Lighthouse.

Other cast members include:

  • Tye Sheridan (Cirk)
  • Tiffany Haddish (La Linda)
  • Billy Slaughter (Fiddle)

More Poker and Casino Movies


When The Card Counter hits theaters, it will no doubt be compared to the 90s classic Rounders. The 1998 film (starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton and John Malkovich) has a cult following among many poker enthusiasts. It is not for nothing that there is a glimmer and hope that there will be a Rounders 2 someday. A less popular poker movie among many poker fans is Lucky You, which featured Eric Bana Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall.

The Card Counter will be released in cinemas on 10 September.

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Release Date of ‘The Card Counter’


The Card Counter will be released in cinemas on 10 September. Then, tickets can be ordered and you can enjoy them to the fullest. In recent months there has been a trend that blockbusters like Black Widow can be streamed on the same day of release, but that is not the case for this film. People with a subscription to Netflix or Videoland have to be patient because it has not yet been announced where The Card Counter can be streamed in the future.