Sheriff Lamb suspects Savino of kidnapping the son of a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission in order to fast-track a gaming license for The Tumbleweed. Meanwhile, when Savino's wife, Laura, comes out to Vegas to support him in a new venture, his promise that their family will be safe there is put in jeopardy when a ruthless hitman from Milwaukee arrives in town.
When a young Vegas showgirl is attacked and murdered, the Lambs work to track down the killer, realizing early on that there’s something about the case that resonates personally with Katherine. Meanwhile, Savino manages to land a high roller at the Savoy and tries to use him to show other “whales” that the Savoy is a real contender for high stakes gambling.
Lamb, Jack and Katherine take advantage of the phone tap in Savino’s office and try to get evidence on how Savino works the skim, making District Attorney Reynolds very nervous. Meanwhile, Dixon and Yvonne arrive in Los Angeles to visit Violet at a movie studio, and Yvonne finally gets the chance to show off her beautiful singing voice at a big Hollywood party. Also, Mia is shocked when her presumed dead mother, Lena, arrives at the Savoy and sets her sights on Savino.
As Sheriff Lamb and Jack investigate the murder of a Savoy craps dealer, a desperate suspect in the case takes Mia hostage, demanding a ransom for his getaway. Meanwhile, Savino plots to play dirty with Gainsley when The Tumbleweed Casino reopens, and Yvonne questions her new relationship with Dixon when her ethnic background becomes an issue.