"CNBC Investigates: The Big Business of Illegal Gambling" will premiere on Wednesday, December 16th at 9PM. The show repeats that night at 10PM, 12AM, and 1AM.
"CNBC Investigates: The Big Business of Illegal Gambling" takes an inside look at the multi-billion dollar business of illegal gambling. Millions are cashing in. Some get rich, while others pay the ultimate price.
Across the United States, billions are being made outside the law. Illegal gambling may conjure images of mobsters, bookies, and threats of violence... but while that underground world still exists, technology has made illegal gambling much more accessible. The same computer you use for work or to connect with friends can be used to wager outside the law. It's a thriving illegal business hiding in plain sight.
CNBC Investigates takes you inside the high-stakes world of illegal gambling where some people are cashing in while others face prison terms or even death. Join Melissa Francisas she follows the money trail to discover who controls this multi-billion dollar business.
Additional airdates for the show are:
Friday, 12/18 at 9PM & 12AM
Saturday, 12/19 at 7PM
Sunday, 12/20 at 10PM
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