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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Out of Luck premieres nationwide today: the most important movie on state-run gambling ever made

Out of Luck, the first film to examine government-sponsored gambling in America, premieres today nationwide on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play

I urge you to watch it this weekend and then PLEASE RATE THE FILM. Rating takes only a second but it's vitally important on these digital platforms that they have ratings for better placement.  Please encourage others in your social networks to join you. 

The film is available at these links:

While it investigates lotteries, Out of Luck is significant to those of you who got involved in this movement because you believe government should not bring casinos into your community. Regional casinos are another form of government-sponsored gambling, as is the current lobbying campaign for online gambling.

The lobbying push for regional casinos and online gambling has happened in a big way 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.

A nationwide media tour is beginning to promote Out of Luck. They are also setting up screenings in cities and towns across the country. 

I strongly urge you or your organization to set up a film screening event in your region. It's easy to do and the film producers have a brief summary about how to organize an event.  Please contact the producers directly through the film's website or email Director Bert Klasey at
To keep updated as fhe film spreads across the nation, you can "Like" the Out of Luck Facebook page andfollow them on Twitter @outofluckmovie. 

Please do your part to promote the film to your community members, your faith organizations and your public officials. The growing amount of people who strongly believe one of our local and national priorities must be to sunset the policy of government-sponsored gambling will become even larger after seeing the film.

The press release announcing the premiere of Out of Luck can be found here.
If you believe what we believe in, please support our work by contributing $10 or more today to help sustain it.

Thank you.
Les Bernal
National Director
Stop Predatory Gambling

Build a more humane and just society: sunset the policy of government-sponsored gambling because it's dishonest, financially damaging to citizens and contributes to rising inequality of opportunity.

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