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A former intelligence and FBI officer, who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas, is recruited by mysterious pit boss Mr. Johnson to, based on his tips, try to prevent crimes, while the rich place bets on his chances of success.

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John Fox, John Rogers
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Series cast summary:
Philip Winchester ...  Alex Kane 9 episodes, 2015
Damon Gupton ...  Detective Cal Brown 9 episodes, 2015
Wesley Snipes ...  Mr. Johnson 9 episodes, 2015
Charity Wakefield ...  Cassandra King / ... 9 episodes, 2015
Daisy Betts ...  Ginny 6 episodes, 2015
KaDee Strickland ...  Special Agent Rose Nolan 4 episodes, 2015
Nick Wechsler ...  Nick 4 episodes, 2015
Molly Leland ...  Farrah 3 episodes, 2015
Courtney Grosbeck ...  Dani 2 episodes, 2015
Dustin Ybarra ...  DNA guy / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Roundtree ...  Judge Samuel Letts 2 episodes, 2015
Jeff Marlow ...  Aaron Whitley 2 episodes, 2015
Keiana Richàrd ...  Jemma / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Joe Holt ...  Agent Cook 2 episodes, 2015
Jacquie Barnbrook ...  TSA Agent / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Keesha Sharp ...  Maya 2 episodes, 2015
Adam Ryan Rennie ...  Prez 2 episodes, 2015
Chasty Ballesteros ...  Alexa / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Afsheen Olyaie ...  Chicago Pedestrian / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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From the executive producers of The Blacklist comes a new edge-of-your-seat Las Vegas thrill ride starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester. Running a high-stakes game of life and death, pit boss Mr. Johnson enlists Alex Kane, a former military man, to race against the clock to stop unthinkable crimes. Place your bets.

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Never bet against him


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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In S1E3, Alex and Cassandra travel to Los Angeles for a case involving a sniper. The scene is set for their arrival, with a momentary passing shot of a star in the sidewalk of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star we see is for veteran writer/director Carl Reiner. See more »

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2 October 2015 | by fullheadofsteamSee all my reviews

In reading other reviews, I find it laughable that someone would assert that the theme of the show is confusing. It is not confusing -- Wesley Snipes portrays a very powerful and rich bookie for the wealthiest gamblers throughout the world who enjoy outside-the-box and extremely challenging life-and-death betting. Snipes sets up and manages the bets. He and his female colleague also have the high-tech world plugged into their system, including surveillance cameras and hacked computer systems world-wide. But Wesley and his assistant need a player to insert into the high-risk gambling scenarios that they set up, so that the bettors can bet against the house, meaning against the player being successful in the waging scenario, or they can bet on the player being successful. The scenarios involve pitting the Player against criminals, and sophisticated criminals at that. Back-storied into this not-too-confusing premise for the series is the manipulation, to what extent we do not yet know, of the person set up to be The Player, which included what appeared to involve the murder of his wife, but then doubts arise about that, and precisely what the Manager (Snipes) may or may not have had to do with it, not to mention some as-yet-unknown prior association between Snipe's assistant and a woman who looks like the wife of the man who does in fact becomes Snipe's Player. All of this is centered in Las Vegas, gambling capital of the western world, so it is perfect. The imagination behind the concept, together with terrific actors, and Wesley Snipes here is superbly and impeccably ward robed as straight out of Esquire magazine, added to the large-scale stunts that you usually only see in theatrical movies, makes this a very interesting and enjoyable worth-watching television program.


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