Kelly is naïve and impressionable. When she is introduced to a young man on a blind date, she is immediately taken in by him. On the surface Luke is funny, smart and caring and easily impresses Kelly with his plans to settle down and have a family. Luke appears to be everything Kelly has been looking for. She is swept up in her dreams for the future and has no idea what dangers lie ahead for all involved.
When Luke’s true colours begin to show, there is no one she can call on for help. Kelly becomes trapped in a cycle of guilt and commitment to someone who tries to take everything he wants. Her dreams are shattered by the man who was supposed to protect her and her children but instead brings danger to their door.
A Game of Chance is a true story about the impact gambling has on families. Kelly is not alone, as gambling can impact anyone’s life, regardless of social status, age, or sex. Due to it being a mental health issue, gambling addiction can be stigmatized, but it’s time this disease is brought into the light.