Reba McEntire was called up to play the role of Burgundy Jones a few months after the plane crash that killed seven of her band members and her road manager. Wanting to get the tragedy off of her mind and to do something different she accepted.
During filming, in order to be ready for her scenes, Reba McEntire had to take cuts in the food line at dinner. The other cast mates retaliated by wrapping her golf cart with duct tape.
This movie reunited many of the stars from 1950s and '60s TV westerns including Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford from The Rifleman, Hugh O'Brain from Wyatt Earp, Clint Walker from Cheyenne, Jim Drury and Doug McClure from the Virginian and from the 1970's David Carradine from Kung Fu, all playing their old characters.
Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford reprised their roles as 'Lucas and Mark McCain' from the TV series The Rifleman (1958).
Christopher Rich and Reba later played exes in the TV series Reba (2001) in which Park Overall guest starred in a few episodes of the first season.
Claude Akins and Dub Taylor also appeared together in "Movin' On: The Old South Will Rise Again", "Falling from Grace", "Black Gold", and "Laredo: Limit of the Law Larkin" and "Darkroom: Uncle George".
Claude Akins also appeared as President Theodore Roosevelt in Sherlock Holmes: "The Incident at Victoria Falls".
The movie would be the only NBC TV movie Reba McEntire worked on, and later worked on different TV movies that aired on CBS. This movie was also the only title in the 'Gambler' series to have premiered on NBC, instead of CBS.
The card game is played by the rules of Paladin, the cowboy from "Have Gun Will Travel", who has passed away. The card game is played in the hotel where Paladin lived.