Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
Written byLouis Theroux
StarringLouis Theroux, Allan Earlick
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original release4 February 2007 (2007-02-04)
Chronology
Preceded byLouis and the Nazis
Followed byThe Most Hated Family in America

Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas is a TV documentary written and presented by Louis Theroux. He heads to the Las Vegas Hilton, 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 $4 million in seven years. The programme was first broadcast on 4 February 2007 on BBC Two.

Reception

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

  1. ^ Gibson, Janine (5 February 2007). "Louis does Las Vegas". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Louis takes a big gamble". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Promising show, terrible time". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  4. ^ Moran, Caitlin (5 February 2007). "Vegas Louis evens out the odds". Times. London. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Louis Theroux". SMH. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2010.