Matt Gallagher finds himself in Toronto's illegal poker clubs every night. They are a world fuelled by addiction and one-upmanship. The wild characters who inhabit it live for the high-intensity risks. Matt, out-of-work and with a new baby and wife to support, must put everything he has on the line to bring home the daily bread. But as the stakes rise ever higher, Matt soon discovers that the real meaning of risk lies far beyond the poker room.