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Season 1 2005

  • 2005-01-14T02:00:00Z on ESPN
  • 60 mins
  • 9 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

In the month before the World Poker Championships, three professional gamblers have teamed up to take down the reigning king of the table -- Don "The Matador" Everest. Long held to be the most influential man in the game of poker, The Matador's alliances run deep-down to the most corrupt elements of the Las Vegas underworld. As the team of three -- Eddie, Miami and Clark -- struggles to gain the upper hand, they'll be met with more than they bargained for. The hidden agendas and constant misdirection that are staples of the card table will emerge to conquer their lives beyond the walls of The Colorado Casino.

9 episodes

1x01 The Game

  • Series Premiere

    2005-01-14T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

Eddie, Clark, and Miami are seated at the same poker table. Eddie starts insulting Clark and it eventually turns into a physical fight. However, it was all for show. The trio is in Vegas to take the Matador down. The fight was a bluff just to make sure that the Matador doesn't realize they're a team if they ever get in a high stakes game with him. A sheriff from out of town, Lee Nickel, is looking for a no limit game to join. He finds himself seated at the same table as the Matador, who tries to get inside his head and eventually takes all of his money with a winning hand. Seymour Annisman, the mastermind behind the trio's plan, reprimands Eddie and Clark for being seen together. They can't give anything up to the Matador because he owns Vegas. Eddie and Clark attempt to build their bankrolls by playing in games out of town. The next day, Eddie returns to the casino and meets Tropical Henry, one of Matador's right-hand men. Henry tells Eddie that if he plays along, he may be able to g

1x02 Risk Tolerance

  • 2005-01-21T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Matador sees Eddie's poker talent and recruits him for his team. Clark and Miami are worried that he's going to get sucked in to the side they're fighting. Dee Everest, the Matador's daughter, seduces Eddie.

1x03 The Whale

  • 2005-01-28T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

A multi-million dollar player takes his money to a different casino. This forces Lowball and his crew to get creative and bring him back to the Colorado.

1x04 The Aftermath

  • 2005-02-11T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

After Seymour's death, there is speculation all over Vegas about what happened. Officials rule his death a suicide. While that is happening, Eddie and Clark go to his apartment to find where he hid the stash. Miami does not take the news of his death well at all. She bursts into the apartment and takes out a gun. Eddie and Clark take it away from her and tell her that is not the way Seymour would have wanted it. They decide they can wait no longer, they have to get in a game with The Matador now. When Nickel hears about the death, he immediately knows that it was not a suicide. He goes out and talks with people, trying to piece together what happened right before he died. He pretends to be a funeral director, so he goes to the coroner and takes pictures of Seymour's dead body. While talking with these people, he is able to learn that Tropical Henry was involved in the death somehow. Clark is approached by two of his former business partners, Dean and Shurgin. They want him to participa

1x05 Rivered

  • 2005-02-18T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Colorado is visited by a representative of the gaming commision that is intent on finding out whether cheating is really going on. Molloy tells Lowball to make this problem go away. Lowball agrees, but only if Molloy agrees to fire the Matador. Meanwhile, Clark, Eddie, and Miami open Seymour's safe deposit box, finding money and some old articles written about the Colorado. They decide that the big game must happen tonight. Nickel tracks down Tropical Henry and demands he confess to the murder. He doesn't want to take the blame, so he rats out the real killer: Skip. Skip is very unhappy that Henry told Nickel, so he takes out a knife to kill him. Henry throat is slashed, and the only reason he is not dead is because a janitor happened to be cleaning and could have been a witness to it. Henry then goes to Nickel and says he will make a confession that Skip and Everest killed Seymour. They go to the police station and share this info with Chief Carruthers. It was a trap, though, as N

1x06 Gentleman Jim

  • 2005-02-25T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

After their devastating loss, Clark, Miami and Eddie attempt to pick up the pieces. Nickel and Lowball conspire to take down the Matador.

1x07 Shuffle Up and Deal

  • 2005-03-04T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Matador must win a bracelet at the World Championship of Poker in order to secure a minority stake in the Colorado. Meanwhile, Eddie, Miami and Clark begin to set a trap for the Matador.

1x08 Nobody Ever Listens

  • 2005-03-11T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

Eddie, Clark and Miami pick off the Matador's cohorts to advance to the World Poker Championships. Nickel continues to gather evidence against the Matador. When the FBI doesn't give up after Clark gives them the slip, The Matador has to stick to his word.

1x09 The Last Hand

  • 2005-03-14T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

In the season finale, The Matador is forced to surrender, and Eddie decides to leave for a well deserved vacation, somewhere far from Vegas.