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This four-part docu-series explores the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark Supreme Court ruling that lifted the ban on sports betting. It chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, bookies and oddsmakers throughout the 2018 NFL season. The character-driven narrative delivers intimate access to a diverse cross-section of participants in the industry and documents the effects of legalization through their eyes.

Action is a Documentary & Biography, Sports series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on March 24, 2019. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

Action is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Action on demand at Hulu, iTunes, Showtime, Showtime Anytime online.

Sunday at 8:00 PM on Showtime
1 Season, 4 Episodes
March 24, 2019
Documentary & Biography, Sports
7.7/10
Cast: Bill Krackomberger, Kelly Stewart, Dave Oancea, Todd Wishnev
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  • Wagers are placed on Super Bowl LIII, the biggest gambling day of the year.

  • The future of sports gambling and the explosion of daily fantasy are explored. As the 2018 NFL Playoffs kick off, professional gamblers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and daily fantasy players are chronicled as they make their picks during the busiest gambling period of the year. The ability of sharps to move lines at sports books and the emergence of in-game wagering and gambling on mobile devices are also explored.

  • Various players are introduced to legalized sports betting.

  • Following a landmark 2018 court ruling to lift the ban on sports betting, Episode 1 introduces a diverse cross-section of the gambling community and explores the evolving impact legalization will have on the industry. Professional gamblers, oddsmakers, handicappers, polarizing consultants and more are chronicled throughout the 2018 NFL season, peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture.

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