Star of The Real Hustle, Alexis Conran is definitely someone you don’t want to be playing cards with. An expert poker player and a man thoroughly at home in a casino, But what for Alexis is a pleasurable pastime, ruined his father’s life. His father was a gambling addict who committed fraud to get money for betting and went to prison for his crimes.
Exploring the tipping point that turns the odd flutter into something darker and more dangerous the film explores why can most people place one bet and walk away whilst some are compelled to lose their shirt, their house and their families?
Filmed all around Britain, Greece and in Las Vegas, Alexis meets gambling addicts, experts and members of his own family to try and understand what can make gambling a compulsion that ends in ruin.