One Last Bet

The personal obsessions and tragedies associated with gambling addiction and the emotional crap shoot of living an addicted life.

PBS Plus Presentation
Premiere Date
September 1, 1999
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Roynn Lisa Simmons

We fund untold stories for public media.

Learn more about funding opportunities with ITVS.

The Film

Gambling is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. Every year, increasing numbers of Americans flock to casinos, bet on the lottery, and wager at off-track betting arenas and on the internet. One Last Bet looks at three lives devastated by compulsive gambling, and examines the emotional crap shoot of living an addicted life racked by secrets, psychological violence, and denial. Interviews with treatment professionals shed light on the causes of gambling addiction and the difficulties of recovery.