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Shark Tank hopefuls pitch their ideas to Action News ahead of auditions

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Feb 20, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The casting team for ABC's "Shark Tank" is in Las Vegas on Thursday watching pitches from entrepreneurs.

The auditions are happening at the Silverton Casino Lodge.

People have traveled into Las Vegas from all over the country.

Producers are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, creators and innovators.

From 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, numbered wristbands will be distributed to those in line, then interviews will begin at 4 p.m.

The casting team will see 500 people who have their idea to pitch.

Shark Tank officials said its biggest casting call was in Atlanta where 1,000 people were able to make their pitches.

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.