Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald
Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald uncovers the secret life of Sin City, the ultimate sunny place for shady people, a city that grew from nothing by offering the forbidden.
This two-part series focuses not on the tourists who flock to the bright lights of Vegas, but on those who call the gambling mecca home: those who live in the shadows, those who have won big and lost big, and those who might fare better living somewhere far, far away from the pull of the neon lights.
“Ive been to this city several times before,” says Trevor, “But I never discovered where fantasy town collided with reality, and I never looked too closely at the people who live here and what Vegas does to them.”
Trevor begins by visiting former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in his mansion hidden away in a gated community in the desert hills, where the boxer reveals how he is trying to build a life as a father and a husband after a turbulent past that saw him end up bankrupt. He also tags along with veteran bail agent Jon Foster to hunt down a fugitive.
Trevor continues his exploration of the American city by tracking down Andrew Didonato, a former New York mobster hiding out in Vegas, but who is about to quit town for a new life. Over on the Strip, Trevor meets former nude dancer showgirl Lisa Medford at the Riviera, a casino and hotel that once played host to Elvis and the Rat Pack but is now shutting its doors for the final time, before sitting in on a poker game with Antonio Esfandiari, one of the world’s most successful professional players.