Monday 15 February 2016 2:40 pm

Which Bond does it better? Daniel Craig’s 007 wagers and winnings compared to Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and even George Lazenby’s gambling wins


I'm City A.M.'s award-winning technology editor, covering everything from happenings at Apple and Google to the latest London startup. In particular fintech, blockchain, artifical intelligence, driverless cars, virtual reality and the sharing economy get me out of bed in the morning. I'm always trying to illustrate stories with pictures of dogs. Sometimes with some success. I was named technology journalist of the year at the UK Tech Awards.

I'm City A.M.'s award-winning technology editor, covering everything from happenings at Apple and Google to the latest London startup. In particular fintech, blockchain, artifical intelligence, driverless cars, virtual reality and the sharing economy get me out of bed in the morning. I'm always trying to illustrate stories with pictures of dogs. Sometimes with some success. I was named technology journalist of the year at the UK Tech Awards.

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Daniel Craig won't need to spend an evening in the casino in his latest outing as Bond in new film Spectre.

He's already pocketed more winnings from gambling than any other Bond – in fact, so lucrative was his win in Casino Royale (the name does give it away), the rest of the Bonds collected just a fraction of Craig's prize money… combined.

Read more: How Daniel Craig's bonds measures up to Sean Connery's

Here's how each Bond stacks up (his chips).

Bond's favourite game is Chemin de Fer, it turns out, with all but Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig making a wager on the card game, although the biggest win at poker by Craig in Casino Royale suggest 007 should change his game of choice.

The secret agent has also taken a punt on fencing matches (his own, no less, in Die Another Day), and on one of his enemies' horses (A View to a Kill).

Read more: One definitive way Roger Moore is the standout 007

The figures take into account currency conversions adjusted for inflation and were calculated by Everyman Cinema, which is exhibiting never-before-seen images from the film series with Getty Images at Canary Wharf.


“To quote Ian Fleming himself, ‘Bond has always been a gambler’, but even we were surprised with just how much he has amassed over the 23 films. Craig may win big overall, but our research shows Connery and Moore were most partial to the casino tables," said Everyman Cinema's Hoss Ghonouie.

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