Green Valley Ranch, Golden Nugget and South Point have been backdrop for TV shows in the past. Reality shows based inside casinos are awesome. They may not be good but they’re awesome.
TLC is bringing a new Las Vegas TV show set in a casino beginning April 4 with “Casino Confidential“. “Casino Confidential” is based on what happens with the staff at Binions Casino. Here’s what TLC says about the show:
Unruly high rollers, all-night party goers, and bachelor parties gone rogue; that’s Casino Confidential. For the staff at Las Vegas’ legendary Binion’s Casino, it’s all in a day’s work to make sure everything runs smoothly. In this high octane and no holds barred docu-soap all is exposed. With the extraordinary events and crazy characters that descend on the hottest party venue in Sin City.
The trailer for “Casino Confidential” doesn’t tell much more about the show but at least based in a casino and it’s not “Sin City Rules“. The downtown Vegas element should make for fun TV. Unfortunately I don’t appear in “Casino Confidential”. Regardless, my TiVo is set!
The idea behind Sin City Rules wasn’t something that I’d typically watch but it was based in Las Vegas and had scenery from Las Vegas so I watched it. Any Las Vegas on TV makes my DVR plus I was in one of the episodes so I HAD to watch it. You know what? “Sin City Rules” was an awful show. I’ve never heard a positive word spoken about the show.
Ratings were so low that TLC moved the show from Sunday night to Tuesday night. However, TLC couldn’t change the content of the show. It was still awful. It was so bad that a low tier cable station cancelled “Sin City Rules” before the season even ended.
The cast of “Sin City Rules” was told this week the show is going to be pulled from the TLC schedule after five of eight shows in its first (and only) season have aired, but it will still be available on the TLC official website.
I’m a fan of just about anything on TV involving Las Vegas but “Sin City Rules” was almost too bad for me to handle. Almost in that I watched every horrible episode. However, it was the last TV show I would catch up on every week. For comparison, I watch Vegas Strip the morning after it airs. I won’t be bothered to watch “Sin City Rules” online. I don’t care enough about these broads to make the effort.
You may remember this summer I mentioned that I would be guest starring in a show that was essentially Real Housewives of Las Vegas. The show seems to have undergone a handful of working titles (like “High Rollers”) but they’ve settled on Sin City Rules. The show looks like formulaic Bravo or TLC reality fodder but it’s in Las Vegas so it has to be awesome. Right?
Get ready for a wild ride — the women of Sin City Rules are about to take over your TV sets! TLC’s new show features five of the most powerful women in Las Vegas, as they take on high stakes world of gambling, sex and excess. The cast includes one of the world’s top poker players; a fashion designer with a taste for guns; the business-minded daughter of an infamous mob boss, a powerful cosmetics mogul and an entertainment reporter with a pageant-queen past.
HAVE NO FEAR! I MADE THE SHOW!
How do I know I’ll be appearing in Sin City Rules? Because I’m in the trailer above! I haven’t seen this trailer since I was made aware that I’m in it a couple weeks ago. I was stoked for the show because I’m a sucker a) for shows in Vegas and b) shows like this but now I’m super stoked! This show must be awesome since they fast tracked it from beginning in 2013!
If you read my writing enough, you’ll know I love coffee and I go to coffee shops to write pretty often. A couple weeks ago I was craving a hazelnut latte and there’s only one place I’d get that from – Sambalatte.
Besides having the best coffee in Las Vegas, Sambalatte makes great flavored latte’s because they only gently flavor the drinks. Most places add too much syrup and overpower the latte. Of course, they’re usually trying to hide their mediocre coffee.
Sorry to digress, I just love Sambalatte and encourage any coffee lover in Vegas to stay away. It’s small and crowded. I need my space. Seriously, you should go to Sambalatte…It’s awesome.
Back to “High Rollers”. I was writing up a couple entries for Get Vegas Apps when a TV crew walked into Sambalatte. They were hanging signs and warning customers that they would be shooting a reality TV show in a little while, so if we didn’t want to appear on the show we should leave.
The production crew didn’t know the name of the show, but said it would be like Real Housewives of Vegas. A little research showed me that the show would be called “High Rollers” and would feature poker pro Jenn Harmon and some rich broads.
I’ve been on TV before so I wasn’t bothered. At minimum I’m in the background of the deep conversation the show (photo above), but who knows. If you want to find me look for the guy in the NY Yankees hat when the show airs on TLC next year.