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The Weapon of Choice for the AI revolt…Slot Machines! S2E66

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Jamey, Julia & John discuss the negative effects of slot machines on the human brain and the “Machine Zone.”  Also on the show…How hard is it to stay healthy in a town like Las Vegas? and Is there a marked difference in respect and tipping between male and female concierge?

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Vegas Gossip

The LV Review-Journal reports that multiple trademark applications have been filed by the Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball team for the name Las Vegas Aviators. While the filings seem to suggest that Aviators will be the new name, team representatives say that it’s a preemptive move to prevent cybersquatting and that several names are still in the running.

There’ve been no official announcements regarding overall participation in this year’s World Series of Poker, but judging from the two big lead-off tournaments, its down significantly. The $565 buy-in Colossus drew 13,070 players. That’s big, but a whopping 28% off last year’s 18,054. And while the drop wasn’t as dramatic in the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker, its 7,361 participants was down 5% from last year’s 7,761.

Derek Stevens has purchased an 11-story office building across the street from the D for $39.7 million. Plans for the property haven’t been disclosed, but the building also has its own parking garage.

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Is Las Vegas Too Trendy for It’s Own Good? – S2E65

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Jamey and John discuss if Las Vegas has forgotten it’s locals within the new marketing campaigns.  Also on the show, has Vegas gotten too trendy…plus listener questions.

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MSNBC.com has identified the most iconic foods in all 50 states. Nevada’s is the Shrimp cocktail: “The Golden Gate Hotel-Casino in downtown Las Vegas introduced it to the gaming public in 1959 and it quickly became a lure to entice folks to visit casinos. And it still does today. Served in a tulip-shaped glass and nestled on a bed of lettuce with spicy cocktail sauce, it’s a classic.

A woman from Wisconsin hit for $1.5 million playing a Million Degrees slot at the Golden Gate. It’s the largest jackpot ever at the casino.

Are you ready for another casino fee? You can buy a pass for $10 to skip the line at the Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon Buffet. Caesars’ Bacchanal Buffet has a $25 skip fee. A better strategy might be to go when it’s not busy.

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7 Las Vegas Superstitions…Happy 113th Birthday Vegas! – S2E63

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Jamey and John celebrate the 113th Birthday of the City of Neon…Plus a look at some interesting superstitions, their origins and scientific relevance.

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The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have voted overwhelmingly in favor of sanctioning a walkout if new five-year labor contracts aren’t in place by June 1. About half of the 50,000 eligible workers participated, with 99% voting “Yes” to approve a strike. It’s not a certainty that a strike will be called even if contracts aren’t in place during the deadline, but if it is it would affect as many as 34 resorts on the Strip and downtown, causing a significant disruption in operations.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars project, which honors Las Vegas entertainment personalities with stars embedded in Strip walkways similar to the sidewalk stars in Hollywood is getting a new home. After more than half of the stars were taken out during Strip construction, a deal was made to move them to the Linq Promenade. The stars will reside in an area near the High Roller wheel.

After dominating in the boxing ring, the prospects are reversed for Floyd Mayweather if he wants to take on Connor McGregor in the octagon. The Westgate opened with McGregor a -1000 favorite over Mayweather should the two meet in an fight with MMA rules. You can get +650 on Mayweather. The fight is only speculation at the moment and bets will be returned if it doesn’t take place by September 2019.

The first serve-yourself cocktail kiosk on the Strip has closed after less than a year in operation. The Hop kiosk was located among the restaurants shops at the Harmon Corner and offered beer and wine dispensed directly to customers.

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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.

Vegas Gossip

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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Is Vegas Dying?…and other Fan questions – S2E58

 

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Jamey and John answer Fan Questions and discuss listener show comments.  Topics include Las Vegas architecture, photography, weird concierge requests and sports-book fears.

Vegas Gossip

The Burlesque Hall of Fame opens today in its new location at 1027 S. Main Street. Admission to the museum is $15 and $12 for locals.

According to a survey by Forbes, Las Vegas is the sixth most affordable city in the U.S. The salary needed to live comfortably in Las Vegas came in at $56,609, with the “cost of necessities” listed at $28,304 per year and median income at $50,822. Tucson, Arizona, ranked at number five and El Paso, Texas, placed in the number-one spot on the list with the cost of necessities at $25,075, median income $43,322, and salary $50,150.

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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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Jamey, John and Special Guest Julia discuss how the city of Las Vegas has leaked into many celebrated, classic and infamous novels and literary pieces throughout the recent decades.  The three also continue their discussions on how Las Vegas has positively and negatively changed their lives and perceptions.

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The Las Vegas Golden Knights qualified for the 2017-2018 Stanley Cup playoffs tonight after beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 at T-Mobile. The Golden Knights are the first expansion team ever to clinch a playoff spot in their inaugural season. The VGK are also the quickest expansion team to reach 100 points. It took the 1981-82 Edmonton Oilers three seasons to break 100 points with 111 points and the 1975-76 New York Islanders reached 101 points in their fourth season. Vegas actually has 103 points, with six games to go. By comparison, the 100-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs reached 103 points only once in the century, in their 2003-2004 season.

The elevated tram between the Mirage and Treasure Island has been taken offline and will be out of order till November at the earliest. Details are sketchy, but we’re told that the line is being “renovated,” so that it will be completely automated; though the cars are driverless, an employee apparently had to oversee its operation.

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_Vegas

“The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kandy-Kolored_Tangerine-Flake_Streamline_Baby

“Learning from Las Vegas the Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_from_Las_Vegas

“Leaving Las Vegas”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaving_Las_Vegas_(novel)

“The Desert Rose”

http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Desert-Rose/Larry-McMurtry/9780684853840

“Beautiful Children”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Children

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Curated content and comedic viewpoints on Society, Politics, Entertainment & Las Vegas!

Jamey, John and Special Guest Julia discuss how the city of Las Vegas has leaked into many celebrated, classic and infamous novels and literary pieces throughout the recent decades.  These discussions are paired with their anecdotes of living and working in the city like no other.

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_Vegas

“The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kandy-Kolored_Tangerine-Flake_Streamline_Baby

“Learning from Las Vegas the Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_from_Las_Vegas

“Leaving Las Vegas”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaving_Las_Vegas_(novel)

“The Desert Rose”

http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Desert-Rose/Larry-McMurtry/9780684853840

“Beautiful Children”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Children

Vegas Gossip

The plug has been pulled on Renegades at Caesars Palace. The experimental show that was essentially a rap session with former sports bad boys, e.g. Jose Canseco and Jim McMahon, closed without warning prior to the end of its originally planned run.

Westgate Las Vegas has installed a system on its machines that allows players to order drinks without having to wait for a cocktail waitress. The order is relayed to the bar where the drink is prepared and delivered. As an added feature, the menu presented lets players know what they can be comped, with higher-tier players offered a bigger selection. It will be interesting to see how this goes over. The process has been put in place in Atlantic City and its prompting complaints from cocktail waitresses who don’t like being reduced to cocktail retrievers and, we presume, are getting fewer tokes.

Two new triple-zero-roulette wheels have been spotted. One is at Planet Hollywood and the other is at New York-New York, meaning that both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts have joined in the gouge that had belonged solely to the Venetian before now. The extra zero raises the casino edge from 5.26% to 7.69%.

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Join Jamey and John for their 1st anniversary episode (part one) as they reminisce about the past year in Las Vegas.  Topics include what is missed in Las Vegas, the continuing evils of the millennial, the evolution of Podcasting and how consumerism should change in the coming years.  Plus The Pod Bay Door Show anniversary gear give-away…download for details.  Thank you to all of our listeners – We appreciate you!

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Join Jamey with his guests Julia and John as they reminisce and discuss what it is like to live in Las Vegas and answer listener questions about Holiday traditions, cost of living and what the clubs are really like.  Also they cover how hard it is to be a woman in Las Vegas and what changes the gig economy and Millennial generations are demanding.

Episode #39 – Rundown

Coming up on this episode

–  Living in Las Vegas (Listener Questions)

–  Hospitality, Gaming and Club industry

–  with Area 52

(Jamey) Hello to John & Julia

 Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

  1. Vegasjam36 – What is it like to live in Las Vegas?

        -Special Holiday traditions

  1. creekvalues – Is the cost of living high in Las Vegas?

        -$100 gallon of milk

        -119th in the world, 51st out of 101 in N America, 44th out         of 89 in USA

  1. stkinmdwst – Are the clubs as good as they look on TV?

        -Getting in, bottle service, VIP Hosts, music

  1. poweredgirl90 – Is it hard to be a woman in Las Vegas?

        -current atmosphere and past

  1. NYguy75 – Is Las Vegas catering to Millennial and beyond?

        -redesign space, interactive multiplayer, social media         connectivity

Area 52 (Jamey) –

  1. Population of Las Vegas as of 2016 632,912
  2. Original Lions mouth entrance in front of MGM was removed for 2 reasons: It was taking up prime real estate for the gambling floor but more importantly, it was considered bad luck by the Asian clientele/gamblers.