Rio Bravo

The ubiquity of the western saloon is cornerstone to an entire genre of movie making. From the swing doors to the spittoon, we are familiar with every inch of it. The shots are a coin a pop, the floozies spoken for and there’s always a game of poker going on. In fact, westerns treat barroom gambling as almost light relief. It’s something online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada today try to emulate. So saddle up and let us ride out and examine the portrayal of gambling way out west. ... read more