"Gambler's Fallacy"
SVU, Episode 15.17
Production number: 15017
First aired: 12 March 2014
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Teleplay By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Story By
Kevin Fox

Directed By
Alex Chapple

Rollins' gambling addiction costs her more than money when a misstep puts her on the wrong side of the law.


Detective Amanda Rollins' addiction drives her to an illegal gambling club, where waitress Clare Wilson recognizes her as a cop. To protect her job, Rollins strikes a deal with the club managers to make their illegal transgressions disappear. But when the debt isn't paid to their liking, she doubles down and loses, forcing Sergeant Benson and Detective Tutuola to suspect one of their own of an unthinkable crime.


Rollins is in a heap of trouble when her addiction gets the better of her when she sneaks to an illegal gambling club and when troubled Clare Wilson recognize her as a cop. Amanda finds herself between her job and her life!


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


  • Elliot Stabler
  • Megan Wheeler: Rollins uses the badge of Detective Megan Wheeler, partner to Mike Logan and Zack Nichols on "Criminal Intent," to get evidence for the club owners. Amaro later mentions that "Wheeler retired four years ago" - the character last appeared on CI four years prior to the original airdate of this episode.


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New York City Civil Court
111 Centre Street
Monday, March 3

Nadari Gallery
591 West 27th Street
Thursday, March 6

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"Gridiron Soldier"
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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