As the new James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’, hits UK cinema screens, some will wonder why Daniel Craig decided to call it a day after five outings in the title role.
Others (including those with an interest in gambling regulation) will query whether future screenplays will need to interrupt the usual high action suspenseful scenes from the word go by requiring 007 to delay his arrival at a British roulette table rather longer than has been evident in previous films. The reason for this delay will be to enable him to provide the casino management with the duly required three months’ payslips (from MI6), his numerous bank statements, his tax returns and more to prove he has sufficient discretionary income to afford to gamble the high piles of gaming chips he intends to line up before him.
That’s not all. Those already writing the next film script will need to take account of the fact that, as one of the casino’s highest value customers, Bond will have to prove that his spending is sufficiently affordable and sustainable to warrant him receiving and maintaining his VIP status.