SBS is wrapping up long running Mon-Tues drama Six Flying Dragons next week and the following week will see the premiere of Daebak, which has been officially English titled The Royal Gambler rather than the literal Jackpot. I kinda like The Royal Gambler, has a nice ring to it and direct explanation of the main character and subject matter. Jang Geun Seok plays Dae Gil, the son of King Sookjong played by Choi Min Soo, which makes Dae Gil the older brother of Yeo Jin Gu‘s future King Yeongjo as both are the sons of Choi Sookbin played by Yoon Jin Seo.
Despite having the same royal paternal bloodline, their upbringing is night and day as Dae Gil lives the suffering commoner life while Yeongjo grows up in princely surroundings. Dae Gil was sent out of the palace at six months of age because he was suspected of not being the son of King Sookjong. Dae Gil is raised by adopted father to become the best gambler in Joseon, but when his father is killed Dae Gil vows revenge and learns the truth of his parentage. The two brothers become rivals and bet it all with the future of the throne on the line. Check out the new teasers which continue to look glorious with intense sageuk goodness.
New teasers for Jackpot: