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  1. Jerry Almeida

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    I've seen the thread on "Casino", but nothing on "American Casino". I'm really hooked on this show, but unfortunately it seems as though they've stopped taping for the time being due to the death of the VP.
     
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    It certainly was a surprise to hear about his death. My wife and I enjoy the show. We thought Tata was a bit of a jerk at times but he made the show interesting.

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  3. Jerry Almeida

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    I thought he was a total b@stard when I first started watching the show. But then I realized that a lot of the times he was kidding around. I think him being a jerk was a way to get his team motivated. He knew how far he could go with it, and who he could use it with.

    He brought a lot to the show, he'll be missed.
     
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    I really love this show and I hope it can go on as successfully after Tata's untimely death. According to the NY Post, filming has already started up again, starting with Tata's memorial service. From the article :

    "Casino staffers became worried about him when he didn't show up for work.

    Cameras are expected to roll at a memorial service for Tata in the hotel today and it is believed that some staffers may have already volunteered to appear on camera for one-on-one interviews during the last few days to talk about the loss of their friend.

    "Other aspects related to Michael's passing will be in an upcoming episode of 'American Casino' and will be treated sensitively, with an eye toward the legacy he left behind," a source close to the show told The Post yesterday."


    I also think that Dread Zeppelin's cover of Viva Las Vegas is fantastic and can't wait for the single release.
     
  5. Jerry Almeida

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    New season starts on 9/24. Looks like they won't address Tata's death until the third episode.

    Here's the episode guide from discovery.com

    Episode 9: Hendon Rocks Party
    Waitresses from the Whiskey Bar put on a bikini fashion show as all of Green Valley Ranch pulls together to host one of its largest private parties ever.
    premiere: Sept. 24, 2004

    Episode 10: High Roller
    Amid squabbling employees, Green Valley reopens its European spa, and a high roller goes on a run, pushing the high-limit tables to the max.
    premiere: Oct. 1, 2004

    Episode 11: Tragic Loss
    Casino hosts struggle with a short supply of hotel rooms for their players when the unexpected death of director of hotel operations Michael Tata sends a shock wave through the Green Valley Ranch family.
    premiere: Oct. 1, 2004

    Episode 12: Bull Shrimp Restaurant
    Problems arise when Green Valley Ranch takes over a restaurant inside the casino, while preparations for a major music event causes frustration among some of the staff members.
    premiere: Oct. 8, 2004

    Episode 13: LL Cool J Concert
    Heineken sponsors the biggest concert ever at Green Valley Ranch featuring rapper LL Cool J; Wayne Shadd and David deMontmollin struggle to insure the success of a slot tournament held on the same weekend.
    premiere: Oct. 15, 2004

    Episode 14: The District
    To help promote the opening of GVR's shopping complex, the marketing team sets up an elaborate plan to host an employee party at the Whiskey Bar, while rocker Vince Neil visits the resort to play blackjack and judge a swimsuit beauty contest.
    premiere: Oct. 22, 2004
     
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    Just a reminder, as the previous post states, this show starts back with new episodes tonight.
     

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