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Shows for Gamblers

Take a risk with this list, why not? These documentaries and reality TV shows about poker and other games of skill and chance are for those who like to live life on the wild side.

Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Documentaries about Troubled Sports Stars

Documentaries about athletes and sports teams fighting demons, including mental health issues or addiction, that sometimes lead to disgrace, and in some cases followed by redemption.

30 for 30 Sports Documentaries

Bill Simmons said you get a great documentary when "you pick a story that hasn’t been fully explored yet, you throw yourself into it and you make it sing," and these documentaries sing by pairing great directors with passion projects about sports history. As a bonus, we've thrown in some other ESPN documentaries.

The Business of Sports Documentaries

The drama off the field can be as compelling (and scandalous) as anything that happens during the game as these sports business documentaries demonstrate.

Sports Scandal Documentaries

From doping (think Lance Armstrong) to fixing games, these documentaries (and a few dramatizations) unpack some of the greatest scandals in sporting history.

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