It was great to see this movie again; don't know why TV stations have not shown it in many years. Kenny Rogers has been a really good singer since his days w/ The First Edition through his switch to country style music & The Gambler theme song is 1 of his best [Ruby is another good song]. Not only is he a good singer, Rogers is a pretty good actor in his role as Brady Hawks too. The supporting actors in The Gambler are also good, & the story keeps your interest throughout. If you like westerns, & don't have The Gambler in your collection, it's a good un'.