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.
Tries to grab us, jolt us or titillate us with these literal flights of fancy -- flights that almost break the sound barrier as well as the fancy. Las Vegas needs all the gimmickry it can get because the basic premise of the show is shaky.
Given how little of compelling interest happens here, one's take on the series will likely depend largely on whether one finds Las Vegas a priori a place of glamour or just a sad machine for parting suckers from their money.
Las Vegas has so many assets, including James Caan as its biggest-name star, that the show should be a good bet. But like casino chips sprinkled over a roulette table, the assets of this NBC show aren't being used very wisely.