Best TV Series that Involve Gambling and Betting
We who love and adore TV series, gaming and binge watching have selected the best TV series set in the world of betting and gambling.
Created by American writer and producer David S. Milch, “Luck” is a dramatic TV series set in the world of horse racing. Centered around horse racing, sports news, notizie sportive, and a man, Chester “Ace” Bernstein, a career mobster who has just been released from prison only to return to the horse racing track again, the series received very positive reviews from critics. In his late 60s, Ace Bernstein, played by Dustin Hoffman, has had an extremely profitable career in organized crime, especially in gambling, and has just been released from a three-year prison sentence in California.
In the meantime, Gus Demitriou, his long-time friend, driver and factotum, has become the registered owner of “Pint of Plain”, an Irish racehorse whose purchase was organized by business associates of Ace while he was in jail. The horse is being trained at Santa Anita Park and Ace immediately starts making plans to take the reins of the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles, while plotting revenge against those he holds responsible for sending him to jail. Also gambling are Marcus Becker, Lonnie McHinery, Renzo Calagari and Jerry Boyle, a group of habitual gamblers, who make a lot of money after finding out the strategies of one of the racers.
Created by American television producers David Zabel and Jason Richman, “Lucky 7” is a drama TV series centered on a group of seven gas station coworkers in Queens, New York City, who have been playing the lottery as a group every week for years and they find their lives changed by a winning lottery ticket.
The seven workers at an Astoria, Queens, gas station were just trying to get by, when they hit the jackpot and learn that money may solve some problems, but it also generates new ones. Matt Korzak lives in his mother’s house with his pregnant girlfriend Mary Lavecchia and child. Leanne Maxwell is a single mom dealing with family challenges of her own. Samira Rajpur faces questions of an arranged marriage from her parents that do not change after she wins the lottery, and the mechanic Antonio Clemente deals with the fact that he did not go in on the lottery ticket. Rounding up the group are also Denise Dibinsky, Bob Harris, Matt’s brother Nicky Korzak and Antonio’s wife Bianca.
How I Met Your Mother
Created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, “How I Met Your Mother” is an American sitcom about Ted Mosby narrating the story of how he met and he fell in love with his wife to his kids in 2030. It all starts when 27-year-old architect Ted’s friend and roommate, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, gets engaged with his long-time girlfriend named Lily Aldrin, a preschool teacher, after nine years of dating each other.
At that moment, Ted comprehends that, if he wants to find true love too, he should get going. Helping him in his mission is his friend Barney Stinson, who has a gambling problem. He plays a game called Xing Hai Shi Bu Xing (Deal or No Deal), which requires Mandarin Chinese skills to play.
Soon after Marshall proposed to Lily, Ted meets the news reporter and wannabe journalist Robin Scherbatsky and he is sure that it truly is love at first sight. However, destiny might have something else in store for him, considering that Robin ended up being who his daughter and son know as their Aunt Robin. As Ted Mosby, voiced by Bob Saget, relays the story to his children through flashbacks and memories from the future, the constants are that Uncle Barney, Aunt Robin, Uncle Marshall and Aunt Lily are always involved one way or another, and have something to do with how Ted got together with their mom.