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The Odds : One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas :  One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas - Chad Millman

The Odds : One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas

One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas

Paperback Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780306811562
Number Of Pages: 288

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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."

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
"Death Is Not the End"p. 1
"It's Us Against the Wiseguys"p. 11
"Get Out of My House"p. 22
A Nation of Sports Bettorsp. 26
Let the Games Beginp. 44
Hi Mom! My Bookie Called, Send Moneyp. 60
"A Dying Breed"p. 67
The Devil's Dealp. 92
"This Life...Is Starting to Make Me Sick"p. 106
Take Me Homep. 122
"We Believe Anything Is Possible"p. 141
"I Got a Winner, Huh Cuz?"p. 153
"It's Just Another Day"p. 175
"Without Nevada, This Would Not Have Happened"p. 186
Everyone Jump in the Poolp. 207
The Final Fourp. 224
Epiloguep. 247
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780306811562
ISBN-10: 0306811561
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: March 2002
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1