As a change of pace from legal sports betting legislation and because we’re about sports betting culture, too, SportsHandle is presenting a 20-part series on The Best Sports Betting Scenes in Television and Movies. There’s a lot of high-quality movies centered on gambling, including on horse racing and poker (“Let It Ride” and “Rounders”). All quality gambling scenes, whether strictly sports betting or not, the focus of the film or a short aside, will be included/considered.
In the first installment we visited Bushwood Country Club in “Caddyshack.” For the second installment, we’re heading back in time to the Bronx in the ’60’s for Chazz Palminteri’s classic “A Bronx Tale.” The person who houses the scene on YouTube sums it up best with the description: “Everyone knows this guy. Everything they touch turns to shit.”
That’s Eddie Mush, of course, and at the race track here Sonny doesn’t even need to see the end of the race.
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PS. We’d be remiss to post this clip without also showing the dice scene where Mush gets shoved into the bathroom.