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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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