Apuesta por un amor

Apuesta por un Amor (English: Gambling on Love)[1] is a Mexican telenovela produced by Angelli Nesma Medina for Televisa in 2004.

Apuesta por un amor
Created byBernardo Romero Pereiro
Written byGabriela Ortigoza
Juan Carlos Alcalá
Directed byAlfredo Gurrola
StarringPatricia Manterola
Juan Soler
Eric del Castillo
Roberto Palazuelos
Mónika Sánchez
Theme music composerConsuelo Velázquez
Opening theme"Que seas felíz" by Luis Miguel
Ending theme"Que seas felíz" by Luis Miguel
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes130
Executive producerAngelli Nesma Medina
ProducerIgnacio Alarcón
CinematographyErnesto Arreola
Héctor Márquez
EditorsOctavio Lopez
Alfredo Juárez
Daniel Rentería
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
DistributorTelevisa International
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseOctober 25, 2004 (2004-10-25) –
April 22, 2005 (2005-04-22)
Preceded byRubí
Followed byContra viento y marea

Patricia Manterola and Juan Soler starred as the protagonists, while Alejandra Ávalos, Roberto Ballesteros and Fabián Robles starred as the antagonists.

Univision tlnovelas broadcast Apuesta por un Amor on March 31, 2014.[2]


Julia Montaño (Patricia Manterola) is the daughter of Don Julio Montaño (Jorge Vargas), a wealthy landowner in the Yucatán Peninsula. She is a beautiful, strong-willed and sometimes arrogant 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 (Fabián Robles), a dissipated young man who spends the majority of his time chasing girls and getting drunk, and Soledad (Lorena Enríquez), a beautiful and ingenuous young girl who falls in love with Gabriel Durán (Juan Soler), the handsome gamester and ex-lover of their greedy step-mother Cassandra (Alejandra Ávalos), who moves to San Gaspar after winning the hacienda of Don Ignacio Andrade (Arsenio Campos), Julio's closest friend, in a poker game. Don Ignacio's son, Francisco (Roberto Palazuelos), has been in love with Julia, but after discovering that he has become involved with the town harlot, Eva (Mónika Sánchez), Julia 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 on 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 that 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.



Also mainEdit

  • Socorro Bonilla as Lázara Jiménez
  • Tony Bravo as Camilo Beltrán
  • Gustavo Rojo as Lic. Leonardo de la Rosa
  • Arsenio Campos as Ignacio Andrade
  • Maleni Morales as Esther Andrade
  • Alfonso Iturralde as Prof. Homero Preciado
  • Roberto D'Amico as Padre Jesús
  • Jaime Lozano as Braulio Serrano
  • Justo Martínez as Macario Trujillo
  • Héctor Sáez as Cayetano Cruz
  • Fernando Robles as Marcial
  • Alejandro Rábago as Lorenzo Pedraza
  • Rafael del Villar as Domingo Ferrer
  • Fabián Robles as Alvaro Montaño
  • José María Torre as Luis Pedraza
  • Francesca Guillén as Matilde Cruz
  • Julio Mannino as Leandro Pedraza
  • Lorena Enríquez as Soledad Montaño
  • Jan as Dr. Felipe Calzada
  • Juan Ángel Esparza as Samuel Cruz
  • Benjamín Rivero as Ramón Cabrera
  • Elsa Navarrete as Lucero Beltrán
  • Carmen Becerra as Nadia Thomas Fragoso
  • Manuela Ímaz as Gracia Ferrer


Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2005 23rd TVyNovelas Awards[3] Best Telenovela Apuesta por un amor Nominated
Best Actress Patricia Manterola Nominated
Best Actor Juan Soler Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Mónika Sánchez Nominated
Best Antagonist Actor Fabian Robles Won
Best Co-star Actress Dacia González Nominated
Best Co-lead Actor Eric del Castillo Won
Best Musical Theme Luis Miguel Nominated
Best Direction Alfredo Gurrola Nominated


  1. ^ "Gambling on Love". televisainternacional. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Patricia Manterola y Juan Soler tienen una Apuesta Por Un Amor en Univision tlnovelas". univision.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rubí arrasa en los Premios TV y Novelas". elsiglodetorreon.com. Retrieved April 25, 2005.

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