Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won’t wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins instead. Will clan honor and loyalties hold up, or will Matsuda's impending release bring about a bloody war for control? An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (LONE WOLF AND CUB), BIG TIME GAMBLING BOSS is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre.