Casino Movies – The Gambler (1974)

Set in New York, Axel Freed (played by James Caan) is English Professor be day and compulsive gambler by night. The movie is set in the midst of attempting to sustain these parallel lives. After a big sports betting loss Freed borrows money from his Mother, but then uses this bail out to sink yet further into his addiction. As the losses pile up, the loan sharks’ patience begins to come to an end.

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