Chad Millman takes readers inside Las Vegas's high-stakes gambling machine where even the unlikeliest characters find something in common. There's the intense high roller with the shaved head who morphed from cocaine addict to vegan bodybuilder without missing a bet. There's the college dropout whose parents kicked him out of the house when he decided betting would be his way of life. And there's the bookmaker who wonders what could have been if he had the guts to take the same risks as the bettors he despises. Between them and glory was the 1999-2000 NCAA basketball season, with its thousands of games, hundreds of teams, and March Madness. The bets were big - sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single day-but the stakes were even larger.