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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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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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Release Date:

24 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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Creative approach to gambling and action
26 September 2015 | by digitalmacgyverSee all my reviews

Where I was glad to see Phillip Winchester from Strike Back in a new role, I did not want it to be the same role. Philip Winchester as Alex Kane is very plausible, after all the military's of the world are adopting a Special Operations model. Why him, why doing what he does. In the last few minutes you get a quick wrapper of why he left his old life, and what made him "a better man". Hopefully we will get to see more of his old life surface as the season progresses.

The concept of using big data to predict or identify future crimes has been used in many shows. I did like that they did not make it see the future, only predict the potential outcome. We do that now with Predictive Analytic's and Algorithms, so not to far from truth on this...just they have better data.

The setting in Vegas has a lot of combinations of locations, and can mix and match for a few seasons....example Las Vegas the TV show. So this could stay interesting for a while.

So the potential is there, but the key will be keeping the story line fresh, introducing some actual bad guys that are real, and not having the same outcome every time. What could kill this show is the drama about Jenny, if they spend all the time focusing on vengeance, this this will be a short lived program. We need a hero that we can believe in, one that bleeds, one that can fall down and get up, one that can smile and tell a joke.

Take a play book from Strike Back, mix it up. I look forward to seeing how this show evolves and if the writers can keep us engaged.


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