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The Montecito is a fictional casino resort in Las Vegas. It's location is depicted as on the east side of the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd), across from Luxor and adjacent to McCarran airport. In reality, this area is mostly empty land with a few small industrial buildings on it. The Montecito complex is added to the wide shots with computer graphics.

The orientation of the building on the parcel is inconsistent in various establishing and wide shots. Sometimes the building faces due east, other times it's oriented so that it provides a view up the Strip.

In addition, the view from Ed DeLine's office is more consistant with a property that's located mid-strip, such as the Mirage, Venetian, or Sands, rather than the south end of the Strip, where it's depicted.
 
Las Vegas features guest appearences by local Las Vegas luminaries. The Maloof brothers, who own The Palms, appear in several episodes, as does Glen Schaeffer of Mandalay Bay. Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman appears in several episodes as well. Mr. Las Vegas, singer Wayne Newton appears in several episodes. He has a backstory with Ed Deline involving a dispute over a golf match several years earlier that Ed is eventually forced to apologize for.

Many other celebrities have appeared as themselves on the show including: Ashanti, John Elway, Jon Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg, Gladys Knight, and Don Knotts.
 
When Cooper is 'on-duty' in the casino he always wears the same outfit. It's a solid black three-piece suit, a white shirt, and a solid black tie. In one episode, it is mentioned that he has twelve identical suits.
 
The season 5 order from NBC for Las Vegas was 22 episodes. Due to the shortened season 4, production was able to start early on season 5. The strategy allowed the producers to get more episodes in the can for season 5 than many other shows. Season 5 consisted of 19 episodes. Typically only 11 to 14 episodes were completed before the writer's strike halted production.
 
James Caan left the show at the end of season 4 to pursue film projects. However, he agreed to appear in the first episode of season 5 to wrap up the loose ends from season 4. He also expressed a willingness to appear as an occasional guest star based on mutally agreeable scheduling.
 
Cooper's suite in the Montecito is room 3797. The room was destroyed by a bomb blast at the end of Season 4 and rebuilt per Cooper's specifications. The main feature of the duplex suite is a bowling alley.
 
Shortly after episode 19 of season 5 aired, NBC declined to renew the order for the show. In addition, the remaining three episodes in the 22 episode season 5 order are not going to be produced. The cancellation has started a controversy as the final broadcast episode was not intended to be a season or series finale. It contained a major and minor cliffhanger and there are currently no plans to resolve them with a proper series finale.
 
The casino set for Las Vegas is the largest set constucted indoors for a television series. Even though there is an allusion to 'thousands' of gamblers being on the floor at once in many episodes, the set itself can probably hold no more than 500 people without becoming uncomfortably crowded.
 
The wave pool that is featured in early episodes of the series is actually the wave pool at the Mandalay Bay, located across the street from the location of the fictional Montecito.
 

Warning: Las Vegas guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2003
Ended: February 15, 2008
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