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

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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."

Synopsis:

One wild read (Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated) about a unique city trying to find itselfand about three gamblers who win, lose, and risk everything during the college basketball season

About the Author

Chad Millman is a former Sports Illustrated reporter, a CNNSI correspondent, and associate editor at ESPN The Magazine. He has covered the NCAA basketball tournament, the Boston College football gambling scandal, the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, and six Super Bowls. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306811562
Author:
Millman, Chad
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Basketball - College
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
GAMES / Gambling/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.6 oz

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