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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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Country:

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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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It's Fun, Not a complex drama, Law and Order, NCI or HTGAWM
4 October 2015 | by filmnoirthebestSee all my reviews

It's a fun show to watch, like someone said, it doesn't require much concentration. It's glossy, action-packed and entertaining, what I like, an hour of escapism. Of course, some of it is over the top, but that goes for most of the Broadcast network shows because they have ad revenues to build shows around. It's not House of Cards, Orphan Black, or Ray Donovan, but it is a fun show with a different plot twist that I find refreshing! I hope it's not canceled, but I no longer invest in shows lasting after Boss and Magic City were canceled. I will enjoy one season if that's it (really don't watch too much broadcast network programming). The networks should allow a show time to find it's pace, ideal time-slot and reworks, but that's not happening in our microwavable world. This is another reason writers create such awful plots or go over-the-top (i.e., Oil and Blood), they're working against time constraints, the first three episodes better seal the deal! Fingers crossed for a season 2 of The Player!


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