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Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians
 
Documentary
92 minutes
2011
Director(s): Bryan Storkel
USA
Fri 09:30am Varsity 1
Sat 9:00pm Varsity 1
Sun 6:00pm Varsity 1
Synopsis

The Churchteam is arguably the largest and most well funded blackjack team in North America. What started as a hobby for two friends, interested in doing something unique with their math skills and investment money, becomes a faith based initiative as Ben and Colin train over 25 Churchteam members, including pastors and other church leaders, the business of professional card-counting.

In spite of the team's phenomenal success, team members have to deal with the personal conflict of how to be a Christian and play blackjack for a living. In addition, many members had to convince their families - specifically parents - that what they were doing was not morally wrong. But when the team's winnings decrease drastically and questions start being raised as to whether someone from the team might be stealing from the bankroll: the age old question of faith in each other comes into play.

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