About 2,500 employees -- half of the casino's total work force -- "e-mailed their interest in participating," the executive producer recalls.
After narrowing the field to only 200, 12 to 15 made the final cut, from those playing the role of Caesar and greeting guests to a sports bookie handling $25 million in bets.
Three camera crews working rotating shifts will be "available to shoot 24/7," according to the executive producer, who praises the access Caesars officials have granted their namesake show.
Another A&E series, "Mondo Magic," is expected to begin a six-day visit today, with star magicians J.B. Benn and Chris Korn performing close-up magic and grand illusions for locals and tourists alike. Their expected stops include the Golden Nugget, the Fremont Street Experience, Game Works, Sin City Tattoo and various wedding chapels.