HBO Celebrates LUCK at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

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 Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman
HBO
headed to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas last night to celebrate the release of its new original series, LUCK, a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, from acclaimed director Michael Mann and Deadwood creator David Milch (Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com)

 Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman
Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman

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The night featured prominent cast members including Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina and Jill Hennessy as well as more than 200 of the nation’s top handicappers who were in town for the National Handicapping Challenge. Event attendees experienced this exciting new drama at a private advance screening at the Mandalay Bay Theatre in Las Vegas and then headed to miX Lounge at THEhotel for an exclusive post-screening party and celebration.

 Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman
Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman

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The evening also generated excitement around the HBO Luck $50K Challenge – a chance for Facebook users to try their handicapping skills with the chance to win $50,000 at www.facebook.com/LUCKHBO. Picks must be placed by Saturday, Jan. 28th at 3pm ET.  LUCK premieres Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9pm ET/PT.

Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman

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Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte

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Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte

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Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte

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Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte

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Michael Mann
Michael Mann

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Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon

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Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn

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Jason Gedrick
Jason Gedrick

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Gary Stevens
Gary Stevens

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Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy

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Richie Coster
Richie Coster

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Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman

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Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina

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John Ortiz
John Ortiz

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Richard Kind
Richard Kind

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