Soderbergh was worried that they were set up to fail logistically on Ocean's Eleven.
"One of the things that scared me when I read the script was the amount of time that we would have to be shooting on the floor of the casino," he recalled in the 2001 film's production notes. "I've had friends who had worked on films there and knew that normally the hotels only want film companies to shoot between midnight and 6 a.m. during the week. I was pretty anxious about that aspect. As it turned out, the cooperation that was extended to us by the casinos, particularly the Bellagio, was unlimited."