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On the Death of a Super Spy

In 2017 Barry Nelson who was the first actor to portray Ian Fleming’s super spy James Bond died at the age of 89.

Many fans of the spy with a ‘licence to kill’ think that George Lazenby who played Bond in the 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was the first Bond, but in fact, it was Nelson in 1954 who starred in Climax which was a TV adaptation of Fleming’s novel Casino Royale. Then James Bond worked for the CIA and was known as ‘Jimmy Bond.’

Casino Royal was the very first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and after that another eleven novels came as well as two short story collections.

Other authors have also penned the adventures of 007, but none as memorable as those written by Ian Fleming, and since Casino Royale was published for the first time back in 1953 the film has been adapted for the big screen three times.

Casino Royale is set at the start of James Bonds career, and we see him earning his license to kill. The first movie starred David Niven who we know as ‘Sir James Bond,’ and was made in 1967. The latest Casino Royale is the twenty first official film in the Eon Productions film series and this time James Bond is played by Daniel Craig.

The latest version of Casino Royale is built about one card game, and this masterstroke allows room for the legend that is Bond to mature and grow, in earlier versions of the film it is Baccarat that is the featured card game.

Casinos feature a lot in the Bond film as the glitz and glamour of the casino complements the suave and sleek moves of Mr Bond who has always been a gambler whether he is treading the thick pile carpet of the casinos, or taking risks to combat evil in all of its forms.

James suits the glamour and the opulence of a high-class casino, from the quiet drama of those that surround him to his padded armchair and the glass to his side, he feels at home, and although not many of us can spend our time in such beautiful surroundings we can experience the excitement of playing with that chance of a win right from the comfort of our own armchairs.

Sites like Conquercasino.com may not be exactly James Bond but good quality online sites like Conquer Casino offer tons of action and excitement with progressive games where life changing cash prizes can be won, exciting live games where games take place in real time from a real venue and with a real live human croupier or dealer together with a full range of other slots, instants and casino games to try.

Of course, the online casino doesn’t close, and the convenience that it offers through mobile play means that you are never far away from your favourite game, as long as you have an internet connection you are good to go.

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