Casino

Fiction

20 X 60 minutes

Season 1: 2006
Season 2: 2008

Broadcaster: Radio-Canada

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Season 1:

Casino pulls us into the adventures of a young pianist who is transformed by circumstance into a gambler and ruthless avenger. The victim of a frame-up, Stéphane Dumas is languishing in a Venezuelan prison when his problems are compounded by tragic news. His compulsive gambler father has committed suicide in a casino parking lot. Prison has nurtured an unexpected and extraordinary talent in the young musician. He has become a master card-shark and he returns to Montreal, a man possessed by a double-edged obssession. Stéphane is going to avenge his father and bring down the casino by cheating it into bankruptcy and total public humiliation.

Cast:
- Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge
- Raymond Bouchard
- Thai-Hoa Le
- Daniel Parent
- Kim Lambert
- Karyne Lemieux
- Rose-Maïté Erkoreka
- Marie-Thérèse Fortin
- Danielle Proulx
- Pierre Powers
- Ron Lea
- Sylvie Léonard
- Ima
- Geneviève Rioux
- Sean Lu
- Catherine Sénart
- Peter Miller

Available on DVD

Season 2:

Antoine Caron, as the new general manager of the site, has been given the task of establishing a new casino in the downtown area. This dicey enterprise places him in the midst of political finagling for a project coveted by friends of the party and decried by activist groups. In this context, the slightest incident that might tarnish the image of the institution is liable to have serious consequences. Jeff “Tiger” Gabriel is also caught in the crossfire when his native reserve wants to run a legal casino much to the displeasure of those who are making a killing with illegal gambling. Stéphane Dumas, for his part, plays with fire by taking a job at Casino Mont-Royal, while his girlfriend Emmanuelle finds herself mixed up in the drama playing out behind the scenes at the facility.

Cast:
- Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge
- Raymond Bouchard
- Peter Miller
- Hélène Florent
- Rose-Maïté Erkoreka
- Daniel Parent
- Thai-Hoa Le
- Marie-Thérèse Fortin
- Geneviève Rioux
- Danielle Proulx
- Ima
- Pierre Powers
- Béatrice Picard et René Caron
- Steve Banner
- Hugo Giroux
- Alain Nadro
- Louise Portal
- Bianca Gervais
- Diane Lavallée
- Manuel Tadros
- Benoît Gouin
- Anick Grenier
- Nathalie Gascon
- Marc Béland
- Jacynthe René
- Salomé corbo
- Paul Doucet
- Monique Miller
- Louis-Georges Girard
- Mahée Paiement
- Daniel Richer
- Robert Lalonde

Author and Co-producer: Réjean Tremblay

Director: François Bouvier

Producer: Luc Wiseman

Production: Avanti Ciné Vidéo