Bond, James Bond, shaken not stirred are just a few catch phrases of James Bond.  On the morning of 17 February 1952 Ian Fleming started writing what would become his first book, Casino Royale. Dušan Popov was a spy during world war 2,He enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle and many girls to follow that lifestyle.  Fleming knew Popov and followed him in Portugal, witnessing an event in the Estoril Casino where Popov placed a bet of $40,000 ($634,842 in 2013 dollars) in order to cause a rival to withdraw from a baccarat table: Fleming used this episode as the basis for Casino Royale.

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