But let’s skip that for a while and get to what really astounded me about the show. The first element was the grandness of it all. That casino and hotel complex was absolutely huge and extremely luxurious. Then, it was the way people were treated there. Those who were caught cheating were kicked out as fast as possible. Meanwhile, the honest players were always served free drinks and treated with care and respect. What is more, everybody was having a great time, even though some of them were losing. I initially thought they just faked it for the camera, but I later talked to someone who actually worked there during the making of the show, and there were no scripts at all. Whatever I saw was real.
Finally, I was convinced I would one day visit Las Vegas when I saw the way they treated high rollers. I remember an episode in which an important customer was flown out by helicopter, on the house, just so he could have a nice meal on the edge of the Grand Canyon. To me, that was the most incredible thing I had ever seen. And if that wasn’t enough, they even got rock legends like Motley Crue get back together and do shows after many years. It was then that I figured that I would spend many nights playing the slots in Las Vegas. And as fate would have it, I actually managed to turn that dream into reality. If you want to find out more about how casinos are run, definitely watch American Casino.