ESPN's second scripted drama delves into a shadowy world of high-stakes poker, where young card sharks and Las Vegas legends clash. Slickly written casino scenes are mixed with glimpses into the troubled lives of gamblers away from the table.
The Matador recruits a surprising partner as the World Championship of Poker begins. Eddie's play creates media buzz, but an uncomfortable opponent is on the horizon. Miami: Kristen Lehman. Jimmy: Robert Forster.
Miami befriends a young casino mogul (Peter Outerbridge); Clark tries to make an honest living; Nickel and Lowball conspire to take down the Matador. Eddie: Eddie Cibrian. Nickel: Lee Bauer. Matador: Michael Madsen.
Eddie, Miami and Clark find their stashed bankroll and enact their master plan; a gaming commission officer visits the Colorado casino; Eddie learns a lesson about crossing the Matador. Miami: Kristi Lehman. Molloy: Michael Murphy.
Eddie, Miami and Clark decide the time is near to take on the Matador, while Eddie wonders if Dee is playing him to her father's benefit; Lowball and Molloy consider distancing themselves and the Colorado from the Matador. Nickel: Chris Bauer.
The poker drama opens in a shadowy Las Vegas, where a group of card sharks led by Eddie Towne (Eddie Cibrian) plot to take down local icon Don Everest (Michael Madsen) at the World Poker Championships. A small-town cop (Chris Bauer) also has issues with Everest and an unruly casino boss (Don McManus).