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You Bet Your Life
An expectant father with gambling problem swears off his addiction after suffering a particularly heavy loss. However, when he loses his job, he returns to the race-track and tries to earn a living by outwitting and outplaying lady luck.
Air Dates:
First Run - April 1, 1977
Repeat - August 16, 1977
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4 Responses to Episode 0627

An expectant father and gambling addict swears off gambling after a big loss. But when he loses his job, he returns to the track to try to earn a living playing the ponies.

My first thought on hearing the show the first time was: "In reality, that bookie might not last too long in his business." But I look forward to hearing this one again...

Thanks, good show. Being a former addict, the excuses are all too familiar.

You just can't win in this place, which just goes to show . . . If you follow my word choice there. Kind of a fun show. A real and believeable description of what personal addictions are like and how they can destroy lives. Of course we have a happy ending here as our main character decides to swear off of gambling. But . . . he also did that earlier in the tale, didn't he? I've read that it is possible to make a living betting conservatively and consistantly at the races; a system similar to what our hero tries out. But I also read that it takes about 60-80 hours per week and doesn't pay much better than minimum wage would pay for that much effort. Whatever . . . That being said . . . quadruplets anyone?

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