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New Las Vegas Venues & Psycho Vegas – S2E76

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Jamey and John discuss the newest venue proposals coming to the Las Vegas strip and beyond.  Plus a special report and review of the Psycho Vegas concert event.

 

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A driverless-car pilot program, a joint venture between Lyft rideshare company and Aptiv mobility-tech company, has logged 5,000 paid fixed-route trips along the Las Vegas Strip since it launched three months ago. Lyft and Aptiv claim that their fleet of 30 BMWs with autonomous navigation capabilities is the “only commercial robot-taxi service in the U.S.” No other driverless pilot program is charging customers to ride in their self-driving cars. Lyft customers who book a ride online can opt in or out of the self-driving-car option; they can also provide feedback on the experience, which has received a 96% positive response thus far. A “backup” driver remains behind the wheel to take control if necessary.

The highest-priced meal in Las Vegas, as identified by BestLife.com, is the prix-fixe five-course tasting-menu dinner at the exclusive (12-seat) Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand.

The artist who designed New York-New York’s Statue of Liberty replica was awarded a $3.6 million judgment for copyright infringement after the face of the statue was used on a stamp of which 4.9 million were sold. The U.S. Postal Service didn’t realize they’d used an image that incorporated modifications to reflect the face of the artist’s mother-in-law.

 

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Mysteries of the Las Vegas Clefs d’or…and other fan questions! – S2E62

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Jamey and John discuss the realities of Las Vegas concierge and the mystery of Le Clefs d’or.  Also on this episode are talks of the sluggish Q1 and Q2 as reported by MGM and Caesar’s and what changes are causing this down turn.

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According to Jeremy Aguero, Las Vegas’ top economic analyst, Nevada’s population growth was nearly three times the national average and Las Vegas’ was the second fastest in all 50 states in the past year. Aguero estimates that an average of just under five people every hour have moved to Las Vegas in the previous 12 months, of whom 34% are from California. The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.3 million.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional. The 6-3 ruling opens the door for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

According to the Case Shiller Home Price Index and the latest Fitch Ratings, Las Vegas is the most overvalued housing market nationwide. Home prices are 21.30% above fair market value and increasing at nearly twice the countrywide rate (11%). Las Vegas has plenty of company; of the 400 markets Fitch rates, 72 (17%) areas overvalued, with housing prices more than 10% above what income, population, and rent growth indicate they should be.

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Jamey and John discuss how almost all of the musical genres have a song representing, celebrating and remembering Las Vegas.  This episode is a fun retrospective of musical artists such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Faith Hill, the B-52’s, AC/DC and many more.

Join Jamey and John for Part 2 of their discussion of how almost all of the musical genres have a song representing, celebrating and remembering Las Vegas.  Some of the artists covered include Clubstrophobia, Southern Culture on the Skids, Katy Perry and LMFAO.

Vegas Gossip

Two new gentlemen’s clubs have opened. The first is SCORES, back in town for a second run, but in a new location at the former Foxy’s just west of the Strip. The second is the reopening of the Library, located way east on Boulder Hwy. next to Boulder Station. Read reviews of both clubs at ToplessVegasOnline.com. (NOTE: Topless Vegas Online is fully illustrated throughout and contains adult language and imagery.)

As expected, Gwen Stefani is coming to Las Vegas. The former No Doubt lead singer and regular on TV’s “The Voice” will play a 25-show residency at Planet Hollywood.

 

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