The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas

The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas

by Chad Millman
The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas

The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas

by Chad Millman

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Overview

One gambler is a manic former cokehead with an Ivy League degree. The second is a college dropout trying to make a living at the only thing he enjoyed at school -- gambling. The third, one of Vegas's most respected bookmakers, is perilously close to burning out. The Odds follows the lives of these three professional gamblers through a college basketball season in a one-of-a-kind city struggling to reconcile its lawless past with its family-friendly makeover. With a wiseguy attitude and a faultless eye and ear for the sights and sounds of Vegas and its denizens, Chad Millman has created a portrait that the Wall Street Journal called "fascinating. . . often screamingly funny." The Las Vegas Review-Journal had just one word for the book: "Superb."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306811562
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 711,453
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)

About the Author

Chad Millman is the Editorial Director of ESPN Domestic Digital. He is the author of The Odds and coauthor of The Ones Who Hit the Hardest, Iceman, Invincible, and Pickup Artists. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
1"Death Is Not the End"1
2"It's Us Against the Wiseguys"11
3"Get Out of My House"22
4A Nation of Sports Bettors26
5Let the Games Begin44
6Hi Mom! My Bookie Called, Send Money60
7"A Dying Breed"67
8The Devil's Deal92
9"This Life...Is Starting to Make Me Sick"106
10Take Me Home122
11"We Believe Anything Is Possible"141
12"I Got a Winner, Huh Cuz?"153
13"It's Just Another Day"175
14"Without Nevada, This Would Not Have Happened"186
15Everyone Jump in the Pool207
16The Final Four224
Epilogue247
Index251
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