American Casino

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For the 2009 film, see American Casino (film).
American Casino
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Original channel Discovery Channel
Original release 2004 – 2005

American Casino is an American reality television series which tracks the daily events of the managers and employees of the Green Valley Ranch Casino resort in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. The show originally aired on the Discovery Channel, but in June 2005, it was moved to the Travel Channel. In other countries including Europe, the show continued to air on Discovery.

The show began airing on June 4, 2004 and was loosely patterned after Discovery Channel's successful American Chopper reality show.


Subjects of the show have included:

  • Pat Kearns - SVP of Operations
  • Dan Wilson - VP of Marketing
  • Joe Hasson - General Manager
  • Ralph Marano - Assistant General Manager
  • Wayne Shadd - Director of Marketing
  • David Demontmollin - Marketing Manager
  • Michael Tata - Vice-President of Hotel Operations (2001–2004)
  • Bret Magnun - Vice-President of Hotel Operations
  • Ninya Perna - Hotel Manager
  • Joe Mulligan - Executive Chef
  • Willie Bierlien - Banquet Chef
  • James Fricker - Pastry Chef
  • Alex Peluffo - banquet and Convention Operations
  • Dawn Laguardia - Director of Food and Beverage
  • Bill Burt - Director of Casino Operations
  • Matt Sacca - Director of Player Operations
  • Cheryl Rose - Director of Slot Operations
  • Fred Tuerck - Assistant Security Manager
  • Kelly Downey - Manager, Race and Sports Books
  • Lorenzo Fertitta, President, Station Casinos
  • Frank Fertitta, Chairman & CEO

Relatively free of interpersonal drama, episodes have included a behind the scenes look during rock concerts, slot promotions, blackjack tournaments, weddings, and other events.

One episode followed memorial events after the sudden death of Michael Tata, one of the shows subjects. Tata, 33, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in July 2004.[1]


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