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Old 03-07-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

Was quite interesting watch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._in_Las_Vegas/

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4rn8zq4s0
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Oh it's old. My fault
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

old but still good to watch. Louis Theroux is the man
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:32 AM   #5
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

Harrah's 6/5 balckjack is winner. No doubt, serious. +Ev
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:42 AM   #6
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

v nice watch thanks!
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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old but still good to watch. Louis Theroux is the man
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #8
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

watched this again last night on BBC2.

great show but pretty depressing, must be really draining to work in that kind of environment.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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Yes, it is a quite depressing view of the world of casinos/gambling.

I hate the smiling casino reps, always trying to pretend they are "friends" with their fish.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:17 AM   #10
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

I LOVE LOUIS THEROUX
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:24 AM   #11
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

That old hag who has lost like 4m at the casino playing slots depressed me.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #12
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Always excellent Louis! But agreed, depressing outlook.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:56 AM   #13
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

Yup few yrs old but great Docu by Louis as standard. The guy who wouldn't stop playing BJ with his mate singing 'know when to hold'em' was funny/scary and the old biddy at the end was real scary. The guy arranging comps for the high rollers was interesting if annoying at times.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #14
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Good to watch but I think the prison one is his best.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #15
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I LOVE LOUIS THEROUX
I assume he is fearless, because he took a non-sex part in a gay porn.

http://www.veoh.com/collection/louis...272773PcfMgSBn
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #16
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only watched the first 2 episodes so far. i am enjoying the vids but, they are scaring me.

i like this journalist. thanks for putting me on to him.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:16 PM   #17
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

The wrestling one is one of my favourites
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #18
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

I have seen a couple of his films and this was quite disappointing compared to westboro, prisons and Philly crime.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #19
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Louis does great stuff, I think i've only seen one or two that I thought was a bit weak. I've seen the gambling one a few times, it's pretty depressing stuff. It would have been pretty interesting to see how the blackjack addict ended up and if he still had the house at the end of it.

The elderly lady was a very depressing case too, she obviously just has an empty void in her life and nothing to fill it and the son seemed like a walkover - he should have moved her away from Vegas and locked her up till she recovered. She'll probably end up dying at a slot machine, I got the impression she'd never been in her yard. When louis pointed out he could see the Hilton from her yard, she didn't seem sure herself. Casino employees are scum bags, I don't really see how they do the job day after day with no remorse as some of these people were clearly not mentally there.

Allan the whale, some how I don't believe that he's that successful to dump off $300k in Vegas every few months and still look at it as peanuts over the year doing it every year. The casino was really tight about how much credit to give the guy to spend. He probably blows millions a year in the casino and they give him the biggest suite, but don't want to give him $5k to go shopping with, wtf?!? We all know Vegas wasn't built on winners, but it's still damn depressing viewing watching the seriously addicted losing rather than the recreationals dumping off a few hundred on a weekend once a year. I just don't get how average people end up dropping $20k when they really can't afford it.

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #20
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I LOVE LOUIS THEROUX
I ****ing hate that douche. He befriends the (maybe stupid or not experienced with TV work, in anycase, easily tricked) subjects to their faces and makes them feel secure and that he is "on their side". At the same time he stabs them on their backs, planning his questions and the whole show so that the subjects will sound dumb / evil / laughable / whatever negative to the viewers, especially when the show is cut. The whole show is worst kind of social porn, trying to sound all serious and caring and concerned about OMG some serious issues when the whole thing is really all about TV watchers peeping on the people who have problems, for entertainment. And ****ing over the top preachy stuff like theroux going "OMG how can u clean the bodies of people who have committed suicide...how can u live with yourself u evil person!" or "OMG so you are a porn actor but you should only have sex when you love the person!?!". Wake up clown someone needs to clean up the blood from the bathroom it won't clean itself up, stop being such a ****ing child.

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #21
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

^ Louis pretty much always gives a balanced view on things. I'm guessing you haven't watched many of them.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #22
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jimpo def has a point
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #23
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louis theorux is the nuts. recommend watching the survivalists episode too.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:28 PM   #24
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Re: Louis Theroux - Gambling in Las Vegas

Louis' skill is to be on the same level as the people he's interviewing to make them feel comfortable, then asking the killer questions in a very clumsy un-intimidating way that gets his subjects to give him great material. That's top class journalism.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #25
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I assume he is fearless, because he took a non-sex part in a gay porn.

http://www.veoh.com/collection/louis...272773PcfMgSBn
Fearless, surely would be actually be taking it (it being the main role)? lol.
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