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Friday, February 5, 2016

This is the most important movie on state-run gambling ever made

It's finally here.Out of Luck, the first national film to examine the policy of government-sponsored gambling in America, is about to be released. You can watch the movie trailer below.

The film producers are working with iTunes, and Google Play to make it available to the world in April. I don't know the exact date yet but will let you know when it's announced.

There will be a nationwide media tour to promote the film, including print media, digital media/podcasts, radio and television. They'll also set up screenings in cities and towns across the country. 

If you or your organization is interested in setting up a screening event and would like more information, please contact the producers through the film's website or email Director Bert Klasey at

It's important to show the world that people are interested in this topic so please "Like" their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @outofluckmovie. These basic social media stats are influential in building momentum for the film.

While it investigates lotteries, the movie is also significant to those of you who got involved in this movement because you oppose casinos in your community. Regional casinos are another form of government-sponsored gambling.

The lobbying push for regional casinos and online gambling has happened in large part because of the practices of state lotteries. They're the largest predatory gambling operators in the country and have made extreme forms of gambling like electronic gambling machines and $30 scratch tickets seem like a normal activity for government to be marketing to citizens. 

Out Of Luck Trailer from Bert Klasey on Vimeo.

If you don't see the film trailer to click above, you can see it here
Thanks for being a part of our work to change the world we live in.


Les Bernal
National Director
Build a more humane and just society: end government-sponsored gambling because it is dishonest, financially damaging to citizens and contributes to rising inequality of opportunity.

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