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Any place to watch old casino reality shows?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Trev, Apr 24, 2014.

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  1. Trev

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    I'm trying to find old episode of American Casino and The Casino but not having much luck. Anybody know of a place to rewatch these older shows?
     
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    I can't offer any help, but wanted to say I was SO into American Casino back in the day. I remember when the one guy died of an overdose and what a shock it was.
     
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    If you look these shows (or any TV show) up on IMDB it will list all of the viewing options. Regular TV (it will list channels and times), DVD, streaming, etc...

    These shows are not available in any way right now.
     
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    I collect Vegas tv shows and series and would love to find American Casino but it is not an easy one to track down. Apparently most of the episodes were on youtube about a year ago but someone made them take it down.

    I have The Casino and Caesars 24/7 series (which ran on A&E in 2005) in my collection because I knew I would want to pull them out and re-watch them someday. Caesars 24/7 was released on dvd (individual episodes) and many of the episodes are available here on Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=caesars%2024%2F7
     
  5. Trev

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    I never watched Caesar's 24/7 -- will check it out.

    I really liked American Casino, but I expect the OD by the marketing manager impacted the renewal.

    I would love to see a follow up on The Casino and see where those guys are at today. Based on what I'm reading here, it sounds like Downtown never took off the way they thought it might?
     
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    One of the men, Tom Breitling, published his autobiography called "Double or Nothing" a few years ago. Here is a link to the kindle version, which is a lot cheaper than the physical copy:

    http://www.amazon.com/Double-Nothing-Tom-Breitling-ebook/dp/B0015KGX0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398368858&sr=8-1&keywords=tom+breitling


    Both men ended up selling the Golden Nugget and joining the Wynn organization in 2008.
     
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    according to linkedin they only owned the golden nugget for 2 years, so I suspect they bought it with the reality show idea backing them, then hoped to run up its cache through that and sold it when the show was canceled.
     
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    I remember being in Vegas when the show was airing and driving out to GVR with my parents. My wife and I were big fans of the show and we ended up meeting Ninya and having a nice conversation with her.

    Mark
     
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    I am sure that is exactly what happened.
     
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    If it isn't on youtube, I would say try to find a torrent of whatever shows/episodes you want
     
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    I watched most if not all of the episodes of The Casino on youtube pretty recently (within the last year I believe)

    there are a couple of the episodes of the show (also called American Casino I think) that was filmed in Binions on youtube as well, but I think it is missing a couple of the last ones......I admired the way that one floor manager preferred to wear suits and also how he worked hard to find a suitable place for the one employee VS just cutting her lose and eventually I think she worked out dealing poker because she had dealt poker for her dads "friendly" games when she was a kid

    the lovely Ninya is said to be in retail on the www and out of the casino business......I have not found any of the episodes of that show anywhere on streaming and I believe (can't remember it has been a while) that there are a couple of hodge podge episodes available on some torrent sites, but like everything "torrent" related you have to go through the pain of the broken links, the purposefully miss-named crap and viruses and junk downloaders and it was only a couple of episodes (one where they were throwing a big pool party and the nephew of the host "saved the day somehow" and a couple of others of little consequence)

    the only show I have found equally hard to locate is American Hotrod and I can find some of them in a Scandinavian language with subtitles, but that is hard to watch and then some from the first couple of seasons then nothing after that

    American Casino with the lovely Ninya is really hard to find :cry:
     
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    American Casino with the lovely Ninya is really hard to find :cry

    I feel bad for the guy who OD'd but I wanted to fly out to Vegas and bitch slap that dude for being so mean to the lovely and voluptuous Ninya.
     
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    I can see how some would think that, but at the end of the day I think they were real and true friends and they both really cared for each other

    he had a bit of "short man" going on, but I thought he was a pretty damn good manager and she was hot and tall (and he was short) so there was that dynamic, but he also realized that she was more than just a pretty face and she was actually a pretty competent employee and manager and I think he wanted to push her harder to make sure she never fell back on being a pretty face.....and I think she realized that as well and responded to it and she was also always very professional in her appearance (something I found very attractive about her) and I don't know if he had anything to do with that, but I am sure he recognized it and respected it

    at the end of the day I think the "mean" was a strange personal interaction between two very driven people and not a professional issue and I think they both participated in it and liked it and preferred it that way......and I would imagine his death and her looking at it might have played a part in why she left the casino business even though she probably had a bright future ahead of her especially considering many of the others like Matt Sacca are still in the industry
     
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    I was partial to Dawn LaGuardia.

    I thought Matt Sacca seemed like a jerk.
     
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    I read the book. Basically,they sold it and made a huge profit. It was purchased with the proceeds from an internet travel site the two started right after college.
     
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    Search youtube for "vegas stripped", it a show about the SouthPoint, it is about 6 episodes.
     
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    Yep. What I was pointing out is how short their ownership was. The show (at least as far as I remember) positioned it more like they had owned the nugget for a bit and this show was going to follow them. Rather it looks like the show and ownership were linked. They bought it as part of doing the show and sold it right after the show was canceled.
     
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    I don't think the reality show's network put in any money to help them buy the Golden Nugget. I think they saw it as a revenue stream, whether in payment from the network or a free hour of advertising every week. They saw how the show had been profitable to the American Chopper family and tried it out.

    Parlaying internet money into a casino and selling it for a profit seems like good business sense. I kind of figure going to work for Wynn is a step down from being an owner in a business sense. You know what Steve says, the only way to make money in a casino is to own one.
     
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    Just watched the 6 Episodes of the Vegas Stripped for the first time, decent watch, are there only 6 episodes?

    Also, back to the original question, Any where I can get American Casino or Caesars 24/7 online?

    Thanks!
     
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