Apuesta por un amor

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Apuesta por un amor
Created by Bernardo Romero Pereiro
Written by Gabriela Ortigoza
Juan Carlos Alcalá
Directed by Alfredo Gurrola
Starring Patricia Manterola
Juan Soler
Alejandra Ávalos
Roberto Palazuelos
Mónika Sánchez
Jorge Vargas
Theme music composer Consuelo Velázquez
Opening theme Que seas felíz by Luis Miguel
Ending theme Que seas felíz by Luis Miguel
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 130
Executive producer(s) Angelli Nesma
Producer(s) Ignacio Alarcón
Editor(s) Octavio Lopez
Alfredo Juárez
Daniel Rentería
Cinematography Ernesto Arreola
Héctor Márquez
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel Televisa
Original release October 25, 2004 – April 22, 2005
Preceded by Rubí
Followed by Contra viento y marea
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Apuesta por un Amor (Gambling on Love) is a Mexican soap opera starring Patricia Manterola and Juan Soler with Alejandra Ávalos and Roberto Palazuelos.


Julia Montaño is the daughter of Don Julio Montaño, a wealthy landowner in the Yucatán Peninsula. She's a beautiful, strong-willed and sometimes arrogant young woman, who flouts her father's will and the customs of their small town by spending her days herding cattle and overseeing the management of her father's ranch. She has two siblings - Álvaro, a dissipated young man who spends the majority of his time chasing girls and getting drunk, and Soledad, a beautiful and ingenuous young girl who falls in love with Gabriel Durán, the handsome gamester and ex-lover of their greedy step-mother Cassandra, who moves to San Gaspar after winning the hacienda of Don Ignacio (Don Julio's closest friend) in a poker game. Don Ignacio's son, Francisco, has been in love with Julia, but after discovering that he has become involved with the town harlot, Eva, spurns him for Gabriel.

Julia doesn't let herself be domesticated by anyone, but despite all the disagreements, she has to admit she is deeply in love with Gabriel. Nevertheless, after she catches him cheating her with Eva, Julia declines his marriage proposal. Although she claims to utterly hate him, she eventually accepts to marry him, only to save her family's fortune Don Julio foolishly lost in a bet with Gabriel. At first their marriage is full of fights and hateful words as Julia is determined to make Gabriel pay for his faults, but her heart softens after giving birth to their son. Things seem to look up for them and they start living as a normal couple, but the real troubles are yet to come …



Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2005 TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela Apuesta por un amor Nominated
Best Lead Actress Patricia Manterola Nominated
Best Lead Actor Juan Soler Nominated
Best Female Villain Mónika Sánchez Nominated
Best Male Villain Fabian Robles Won
Best Supporting Actress Dacia González Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Eric del Castillo Won
Best Song for a Telenovela Luis Miguel Nominated
Best Direction Alfredo Gurrola Nominated


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