Lay The Favorite

Synopsis: Beth, who lap dances to make ends meet, leaves Florida for Las Vegas hoping to be a cocktail waitress. She meets two women who introduce her to Dink, a gambler with a system. He hires her - she's good with numbers - and she promptly falls for him, even though he's married to a woman who seems to do nothing but spend his money. Beth tries to entice Dink whose wife, Tulip, tells him to choose; he does and promptly goes on a losing streak. The repercussions of his choice play out with a heavy gambler who has a parole officer, a cheesy bookmaker in Curaçao, Beth's desire to keep a friend out of prison, and help from an unlikely source.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Frears
Production: Weinstein Co.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

is completely legal in the state of Nevada.

So, do you play poker or blackjack?

Some poker... blackjack,

not really gambling.

It's just no skill, no odds.

Just a racket for the casinos to make money.

Well, my dad played a lot of blackjack.

Sorry to hear that.

Ah, this San Francisco line is way too high.

Look at something.

You see that little patch

of yellow skin right there?

- Nope.

- Well, maybe not in this light.

Anyway, I make my lines. Then

I compare them to the books.

- To the books?

- Sports books.

A sports book is where you go to

make a bet on a sporting game.

You can do that here in Vegas,

or you can do it online overseas,

but I gotta do it here.

So, I gotta send guys that run and take the

money down there and make the bets for me.

Maybe that's something you could

do, if you come down here to work.

I can't believe you can't see

this little yellow mark.

So, I specialize in horse racing,

hockey and baseball, but

we bet on all sports here.

- Can I?

- NFL, NBA, the PGA,

NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball,

tennis, the WNBA,

Little League World Series,

the National Spelling Bee Competition,

the Miss America Beauty Pageant,

the... Coney Island

Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Pretty much anything, always odds can be made.

That is a lot of stuff.

Yes, but all I have to do is make 55

percent, and I am very, very happy.

It's about time!

- You're both late.

- Construction!

- Hi...

- Beth, say hi to Frankie and Scott.

Hey, do not fall in love with me.

- OK.

- - Don't believe a word he says.

Frankie is a much better person than he seems.

Scott, on the other hand, is the sensible one.

If you ever need me for something and I'm busy?

I'm going to bet this seven horse.

First time starter.

Could be a total zero.

- New York's moving big time.

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