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Destination America heads to Vegas

The Discovery Communications-owned network has tapped LMNO Cable Group to produce Cheating Vegas (pictured), a series premiering on August 19 that goes behind the scenes of Las Vegas casinos to show attempts at deception and foul play.
August 14, 2012

Discovery Communications-owned network Destination America has tapped LMNO Cable Group to produce Cheating Vegas (pictured), a series premiering on August 19 that goes behind the scenes of Las Vegas casinos to show attempts at deception and foul play.

Using surveillance footage and interviews with accomplices, casino owners, and former cheaters in jail, each episode of the series looks at cheating attempts ranging from double-dealing card players and chip counterfeiters, to inside jobs resulting in major heists.

Cheating Vegas will also highlight the elaborate new measures casino security employ to beat cheaters.

“Vegas may be the entertainment capital of the world, but it’s also a quintessential part of America’s character,” said Marc Etkind, senior VP of content strategy for Destination America. “Destination America strives to showcase people and places that embody the American spirit through adventure, innovation, heroism, humor, or riskiness. Cheating Vegas goes to show that certainly the only thing riskier than gambling at a casino is trying to cheat at one.”

Lisa Bourgoujian is the executive producer for LMNO. For Destination America, Caroline Perez is director of development, Jeanie Vink is exec producer, Sara Kozak is senior VP of production, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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