Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Criminal Minds takes over valley casino
'Criminal Minds' takes over valley casino
TV drama turned local resort into a look-alike for Atlantic City
By Mariecar Mendoza
RANCHO MIRAGE — A gambler-turned-murderer was spotted in the desert and welcomed with open arms as “Criminal Minds” shot an episode for its seventh season.
The television drama, which delves into the work of an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous minds to thwart their next crime, filmed Monday and Tuesday at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, turning the Rancho Mirage business into a bustling Atlantic City spot.
The show's stars Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and Thomas Gibson were not on set Tuesday, but guest star Dean Cain took over the blackjack tables and the spotlight.
“‘Criminal Minds' is very unique in that the guest star comes in and you get to create a whole new world,” said Cain, whose usually kind eyes and jet-black hair were crazed and tousled for the role.
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