A new unscripted drama series from Mark Burnett, the creative force behind the Emmy award-winning series "Survivor" , The Casino provides an extraordinary 24/7, behind-the-scenes look at the real-life drama that unfolds at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. This lure of Las Vegas is captured on camera and serve as a backdrop to the story of two young entrepreneurs who found remarkable success during the internet boom and are now living out their dream of owning a newly renovated hotel & casino and restoring the glory of its "Rat Pack" heyday. This series will offer a unique and unprecedented window into the world's most exciting business as our cameras wind their way into places never before seen on TV. At the center of the story will be Timothy Poster and Thomas Breitling, whose start-up "Travelscape.com" revolutionized the travel industry. The company's sale to Expedia in 2000 made the pair multimillionaires, and Breitling and Poster have used part of their for
Tom and Tim get a gaming license. Frat boys throw their friend Rob a party to lose his virginity. Andre Agassi, an old friend of Tim's, visits the casino. Tom and Tim hire a lounge singer, Matt Dusk. ""Big Chuck"" Gorson, a professional gambler and card counter, comes to the casino and picks up a transvestite.
High roller Geoff Mills arrives at the Golden Nugget hoping to cash in on the best odds in Vegas, but his luck takes a turn for the worse. Driven to the brink, he oversteps his bounds during a high-stakes card game and Tim and Tom must step in to protect their gaming license. Meanwhile, sexy swingers make one young couple an enticing offer that puts their marriage to the test.
A fresh-faced beauty arrives at the Golden Nugget looking for her big break, but soon learns the real meaning of ""sin city"" from a questionable couple. Tim and Tom find themselves battling to keep their high rollers from cleaning out the Golden Nugget. And a young dealer makes his bid to break free from the pit.
Tim and Tom race their sports cars to work, where they find a psychic dispensing gambling advice and lucky numbers to patrons; Tommy's hosting skills are tested when he deals with a drunken cowboy.
Tom tries to spice up the nightlife at the Golden Nugget by hosting a fashion show, but his plan becomes more than he bargained for when the women turn out to be party animals, and nothing more than strippers and prostitutes.
Tom fumbles his first entertainment booking, and Tim loses his cool; as the partners' relationship boils, a comedy team auditions for the head of entertainment at the casino, using some unorthodox tactics.
When Tommy learns he will become a casino host, his co-workers make his last night as a dealer miserably memorable.
Tim deals with a notorious card-counting team and tries to collect from a player who skipped out on a million-dollar marker; Tom hosts a dinner party for Vegas celebrities including Sheena Easton.
Singer Matt Dusk is perturbed when he finds out that he and his band will not be able to move from Zax's lounge to their big break in the showroom because Tim and Tom get a last minute call from the agent of Barenaked Ladies saying that the band would like to play there.
Tony Bennett returns to the casino to headline; Tim, Tom and minority owner Andre Agassi host a relaunching weekend; Geoff Mills returns planning to propose to his girlfriend, but he is confronted with his outstanding marker for $100,000 instead.
Geoff and Kristin question their relationship when the stress and cost of getting married begin to affect them.
New casino host Tommy Sunstrum is under the gun when the Golden Nugget executives demand that he prove his worth.