"Vegas was always the locus of a decadent society. Women were always showgirls or cigarette girls or prostitutes. It really was a man's world, a man's playpen," Mayer said. "It was about drinking, drugs and power and money gone wild. And it all started to fall into place."
"We're really living in a world right now that celebrates Las Vegas all the time in the movies and TV," he said. "It's just a cultural touchstone for all of us to represent a decadent place with power, money, glamour, sex, crime."