Alexis Conran

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Gambling Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler

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Producer Iain Scollay Director Iain Scollay Starring
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    Production Company Matchlight
    Broadcaster BBC3

    An expert poker player and a man thoroughly at home in a casino, Alexis enjoys the thrill that comes with gambling. But what for Alexis is a pleasurable past-time and part of a lucrative career, is a habit that ruined his father. A gambling addict who committed fraud to get money for betting and went to prison for his crimes, Alexis’s father prompted his son’s interest in exploring the tipping point that turns the odd flutter into something darker and more dangerous.

    In this hard-hitting documentary Alexis asks why most people can place one bet and then walk away; when some men and women are compelled to lose their shirt, their house and their families on a losing streak. Travelling around Britain, and to Las Vegas and Athens in Greece, Alexis meets gambling addicts, experts and members of his own family to try and understand what makes gambling, for some, a compulsion that can end in ruin.

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    ...fascinating...an affectingly personal film. **** Phil Harrison
    Time Out

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