Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas

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Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
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Genre Documentary
Written by Louis Theroux
Starring Louis Theroux
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release date 4 February 2007 (2007-02-04)
Running time 60 minutes
Preceded by Louis and the Nazis
Followed by The Most Hated Family in America

Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas is a TV documentary written and presented by Louis Theroux. He heads to Las Vegas, to reveal the world behind the myths of casino culture.[1][2][3] Among the people he meets are two of the casino's 'high-rollers' and an employee who looks after them as well as a retired doctor who says she has gambled away $4million in seven years. The programme was first broadcast on 4 February 2007 on BBC Two.

Reception[edit]

The Times newspaper gave the documentary a positive review.[4] The Sydney Morning Herald commented "There's an element of prurient ogling at the sheer, mind-boggling waste but Theroux also attempts to unravel the troubled relationship between the largesse the casino bestows upon its favourites and the resulting gratitude and loyalty of the gamblers - many of whom fall into the "addicted" category, much as they would deny it."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibson, Janine (2007-02-05). "Louis does Las Vegas". Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Louis takes a big gamble". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Promising show, terrible time". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ Moran, Caitlin (2007-02-05). "Vegas Louis evens out the odds". Times (London). Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Louis Theroux". SMH[[{{subst:DATE}}|{{subst:DATE}}]] [disambiguation needed]. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 

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