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Now Place Your Bets "The History of Sports Betting in America"

Features baseball legend Pete Rose, Las Vegas veteran oddsmaker and producer Dennis Tobler, Pinnacle CEO Jessica Davis, former mobster Frank Cullotta, noted historians Richard Davies and Eugene Moehring, futures bet record holder Dave Oancea ("Vegas Dave"), professional sports handicapper Joe D'Amico, former Stardust casino manager Jim Bobbera, sports journalist and publisher Buzz Daly, former Sam's Town sports and race book manager Norm Kelley, and many others.

This groundbreaking six-part film documents the rise of American sports betting and its transformation into a multi-billion dollar global industry as told by the pioneer oddsmakers, casino managers, professional gamblers, journalists and historians who knew and witnessed these events.

Run time: 1 hour 42 minutes.

  • Dennis Tobler
    Director/Producer/Talent Football Forecast Weekly Television Shows
  • Dennis Tobler
    Director/ Writer/Producer/Talent Football Forecast Weekly Television Shows
  • Dennis Tobler
    Director/Producer/Talent of Football Forecast Weekly Television Shows
  • Dennis Tobler
    Key Cast
    "Dennis Tobler"
    Director/Producer/Writer/Talent Football Forecast Weekly Television Shows
  • Buzz Daly
    Key Cast
    cast of Football Forecast Weekly Television Show
  • Norm Kelly
    Key Cast
    Former Race and Sports Book Director(retired)
  • Jessica Davis
    Key Cast
    CEO of Pinnacle(Curacao)
  • Frank Culotta
    Key Cast
    "Former mobster"
    Mob Museum Las Vegas contributor
  • Pete Rose
    Key Cast
    "Famous gambler"
    Major league Baseball player
  • Dr. Richard Davies
    Key Cast
    Professor of History(Emeritus)
  • Trip Mitchell
    Key Cast
  • Prof. Eugene Moehring
    Key Cast
    Professor of History & Gambling.
  • Joe D'Amico
    Key Cast
  • Dave Oancea
    Key Cast
    "Vegas Dave"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 42 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    85,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Eclipse Theatres
    Las Vegas
    United States
    March 30, 2017
    Now Place Your Bets Preview showing
    Official Selection
  • College of Southern Nevada
    Henderson, NV
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    March 30, 2017
    College screening
    Official Selection
  • University of Colorado, CU athletics
    Boulder, CO.
    United States
    March 22, 2018
    University choice
    Official Selection
  • IndieFEST Film Award
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    May 7, 2018
    Award of Merit: Documentary Feature.
  • AMAZON PRIME VIDEO steaming since 12/20/2019
Distribution Information
  • TSI Network, LLC.
    Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Dennis Tobler

The Producers: TSI Network. TSI Network, led by founder Dennis Tobler, has produced sports analyses and gaming shows since the late 1980s until today. Among its more popular programs are The Sports Game, Football Forecast Weekly, Eye on Sports, and Thoroughbred Forecast which have appeared on local and cable tv, syndication, and the web. TSI also owns and operates the Gambling Broadcast Network (GBN) currently featured online ( and on Roku.

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Director Statement

I have been involved in TV, videos, and movies for the last 40 years. Being an expert gambling analyst by trade contributed greatly to the clips and cast that enabled us to make the only Documentary of it's kind. All the characters in the film speak of their own experiences and in the first person. The movie covers the entire century of the growth of sports and horse race betting in Las Vegas, the Country, and the World.