The lion's head entrance to the MGM Grand featured in the movie has since been removed because many Chinese gamblers avoided the casino (or entered through the back entrance), due to the feng shui belief that entering the mouth of the lion was bad luck.
Many members of the cast made either guest appearances or had recurring roles on the FOX TV series ROC, which featured Rocky Carroll as a regular cast member. This includes: Samuel L. Jackson, Corbin Bernsen, Salli Richardson, Jamie Foxx, Albert Hall, Lamont Johnson, Art Evans and Rick Scarry.
Jon Lovitz's character mentions, when watching film of Tommy Morrison being knocked out, that he is 'John Wayne's cousin'. Morrison is actually John Wayne's (real name Marion Michael Morrison) grand nephew.