James Bond fans can now go out and buy their own "Casino Royale" set of playing cards and poker chips used in the movie. Cartamundi, the Belgian company that made the poker paraphernalia for the movie, this month released playing cards and poker on the market.
"We are proud that a Belgian company, Cartamundi, is able to contribute to the success of the world-famous Bond films," said Bert Van Pelt, business unit manager playing cards.
"We hope the publicity generated by the new James Bond film will raise the profile of both Cartamundi and poker in general. Poker has become an absolute hope throughout the world, so we are convinced that this trend can only be stimulated further by the new Bond film 'Casino Royale.'"
There will be two poker sets available as well as the playing cards. The compact poker set contains 150 chips and there is also a luxury set with 200 chips. The products have the Casino Royale logo on them just like those created for the movie.
In the movie, James Bond goes up against the villain, Le Chiffre, in an intense poker game soon after being promoted to "00" status.
Bond has been investigating terrorist cells which lead him to Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations. MI6 assigns Bond to play against Le Chiffre in a poker game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro where he must bluff his way to winning Le Chiffre's fortune during the poker game in order to destroy his organization.
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