TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama
Welcome to the Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, where you can do anything you want, but Ed Deline and his crack surveillance team will be watching. Just remember: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
The location of the fictional Montecito has changed from season to season. Some of the first episodes were taped at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, which is located at the intersection of Tropicana and the Vegas Strip (next to New York, New York, and across from the MGM Grand). (They closed down the strip on at least one occasion at that block to film a car scene.) Because of its similarity to Mandalay Bay, many of the show's visuals place the Montecito at the southern end of The Strip, albeit usually across the street from Mandalay Bay on the airport side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The exact location and rotation of the building, seems to vary a lot within this area, indeed, the CGI zoom shots of the building exterior in the season two episode, "Montecito Lancers", shows the building in three slightly differing locations for three different shots. Many of Mandalay Bay's interiors and exteriors (including its wave pool) have been used as Montecito exteriors, although the actual set of Montecito is located at Culver Studios, in Culver City, California, so the interiors are a replica of the Mandalay Bay. These studios are where Gone with the Wind (1939) was filmed. During the first season of the show, many of the Montecito's suites overlooked various parts of the middle part of the Strip, placing the hotel near where the Venetian, the Flamingo, or the Mirage are currently, before the more consistent location at the southern end of the Strip was finalized. In season three, Ed Deline's office appears to be in the middle of the strip, overlooking Harrah's, Caesar's Palace, the Mirage, and the Venetian, which puts the Montecito near where Treasure Island is located. This is inconsistent with the flyover shots of the Montecito, which would place Ed's office over two miles away. Closer examination of the window scene, shows that the Mirage's marquee over their driveway has been edited to read "Montecito". In season four, episode two (at around thirty-four minutes) there is a scene in Ed Deline's office, where again we can see an overview of The Mirage and Caesar's Palace. Again, it's a confirmation that Ed Deline's office would be where Treasure Island is located. According to an episode that originally aired in December 2005, the Montecito is located about 1.5 miles from the Wynn Las Vegas. It's possible that this distance is in a straight line, as opposed to actual driving distance. This distance is inconsistent with long shots, that place the Montecito near the airport and Mandalay Bay, but is in line with season three's visual references noted above. Other episodes show aerial shots of the Montecito, that make it appear to be situated at the corner of Giles Street and Reno Avenue, about half a mile from the Mandalay Bay. In the opening credits for the show's later seasons, the final clip ends at the front of the Montecito. On the DVD release, you can see the Mandalay Bay sign for a split second before the CGI switch to Montecito.
Your boss and I go way back.
Big Ed: Way back, huh? What are you, 12?
In the title sequence, pit boss Nessa Holt (Marsha Thomason) dramatically deals out a Jack of Hearts at a full Blackjack table. However, the chip box is locked on that table, therefore the table is closed and no one would be able to play. Surely the "Ice Queen" and Vegas' greatest pit boss should know that.
Some foreign editions use "Let It Ride" by series composer Charlie Clouser as the main title theme in place of "A Little Less Conversion" by Elvis Presley.
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