Lay the Favorite (2012)

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.

Lay the Favorite (2012)

94 min|Comedy, Drama, Romance|22 Jun 2012
4.8Rating: 4.8 / 10 from 9,544 usersMetascore: 38
Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy–much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.