One thing that can get someone motivated to give betting a try would be movies about the subject. There have been quite a number of films that have glorified the art of wagering. The Gambler with James Caan and Leaving Las Vegas with Nicholas Cage all offer interesting insights. Films that have dealt directly with wagering on sports have included such gems as dramas Diggstown and Hard Times, the comedy Easy Money, and the cult film Bookies.
All of these films certainly have a certain level of entertainment value to them. Anyone interested in gaining a little perspective on sports betting, be it one that is humorous or melancholy, might find all of these films to be worth checking out. That said, there is something that you must never forget about such features. They are pure fantasy. Sure, there can be a level of realness and melodrama to them. The are not so over the top in their presentation that they push the boundaries of reality.
However, they are still films and you should never use sports betting movies as your sole inspiration for placing a wager.
In the films, the characters will often win really big at the end. Even though they may be facing ridiculous odds, they just might be able to come out on top regardless of their seemingly dire position. In other cases, they might not win big, but they learn a very valuable moral lesson that helps them change their life for the better. All of these instances definitely do contribute to interested film making. What they do not do is give an honest perspective as to how wagering works. In gambling, you never know how something will end because so much is left to chance. With a movie, everything reaches the desired conclusion thanks to the script a writer has provided.