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  • Premiered: 
    March 24, 2019
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: football (pro), gambling

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Plot Synopsis

Directed and executive produced by Luke Korem, ACTION is a four-part documentary series that explores the legalization of sports gambling, following the landmark 2018 Supreme Court ruling to lift the ban on sports betting, peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture. The series chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, oddsmakers, polarizing consultants, illegal bookies and more throughout the 2018 NFL season, culminating with the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. An estimated $400-$500 billion is wagered annually on sports gambling in the United States, and the potential for corruption and scandal among athletes is also explored as this once-taboo community welcomes legalization. The series introduces a diverse cross-section of the gambling community, including professional gambler Bill "Krack" Krackomberger, who explains his unique strategy to gain an edge against sports books; professional handicapper Kelly Stewart aka "Kelly In Vegas"; polarizing sports betting consultant Dave "Vegas Dave" Oancea; and more. ACTION also features Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson, legendary bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro, sports broadcasting icon Brent Musburger, and comedian Cousin Sal.
On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, Showtime premiered the finale of ACTION. As the 2018 NFL season concludes with Super Bowl LIII, professional gamblers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and more place wagers on the biggest gambling day of the year. Major sports leagues begin to embrace the once taboo gambling industry as legalization expands, "prop bets" become popular, and a final look at the social and economic cost/benefit of sports gambling.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Boardwalk Pictures
  • In association with Keep on Running Pictures