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MIPTV Picks 2012: Holy Rollers

If you think that betting at blackjack and card counting at casinos is not universally regarded as "holy" behavior, odds are you're not alone in that assessment.
March 24, 2012

If you think that betting at blackjack and card counting at casinos is not universally regarded as “holy” behavior, odds are you’re not alone in that assessment. But the members of the Church Team, 25 blackjack players based throughout the U.S. who have used their prayerful prowess to “beat the house” and bring in approximately $100,000 a month for their faith, might beg to differ. This film tells the story behind the team and its extra-ecumenical exploits, and examines the crises of conscience that can arise when you’re a card counting Christian.

Partners: Connell Creations, distributed by Electric Sky (Brighton)

Length: 52 minutes or 91 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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