Joe Martin, the young, tough owner of a Las Vegas casino, has resolutely maintained his independence in the face of syndicate pressure--but now the syndicate has sent in Bello, the greatest gambler of all, to ruin Martin in a no limits gambling battle. Joe wins out, but not before every method of gang warfare has been used--his security officer is killed, his girl suborned. And on Martin's part the syndicate hatchetman is bounced and Bello's morale weakened by having his mistress taken from him. The growth of Las Vegas from a dusty little whistlestop to a great resort center with its attendant stories of the fabulous gambling industry has yet to be told. For here it merely serves as the background for a routine artillery action story.