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Brown Outs, Strippers and Cocktails – Las Vegas Q&A – S2E73

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Jamey and John field more fan questions including discussions of Parking updates, a look at safety in Las Vegas, legal Stripper room visits, power outage procedures and the Drink of Choice currently.

 

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MGM Resorts International has entered into an agreement with the NBA to use its game data to determine the outcomes of sports wagers. MRI will pay the NBA $25 million over a three-year term, which also includes reciprocal promotional agreements. It’s the first such deal made between a licensed sports betting operator and one of the major sports leagues.

The nonprofit Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club, owner of the Pinball Hall of Fame, has purchased a 1.76-acre property on the south Strip just south of Russell Road across from the Bali Hai Golf Club, for $4.6 million. The Club is planning a 27,000-square-foot pinball-shaped building in order to expand from 250 machines in its current location on E. Tropicana to more than 1,000 machines, 800 of which are in storage. The Hall of Fame also hopes to attract more out-of-towners to its vintage quarter games. In response to when the construction on the new building might commence, the owner of the Hall of Fame said, “I have no idea.”

Sales of marijuana in May set a new record; the $43.74 million beat the previous record of $41 million set in March. Demand for recreational marijuana in Nevada has been stronger than many industry experts initially projected and continues to grow. Wholesale prices have gone up to levels unknown in other legal-pot markets (though that has to do as much with crop failure due to stringent testing standards and extreme heat as it does with demand). In other pot news, according to one dispensary owner, 60% of recreational customers are over the age of 40. And a company called Cannabaneirs has perfected a non-alcoholic marijuana-infused craft beer, “two roots,” as an alternative to edibles. It’s expected to be available in mid-August and cost $5 a can.

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Is Las Vegas the Worst Place for your Waistline…amazingly…NO! S2E68

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Julia, John and Jamey discuss how Las Vegas ranks among the worst cities and states of the union for obesity and health.  Included are some shocking fast food statistics, Body shaming traps, Fat Pride dilemmas and the evil secret of the Plus size fashion industry.

 

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Las Vegas esports venue has opened at the Rio. The Wall Gaming Lounge is a 24,000-square-foot space in the Masquerade Village area, featuring 30 high-performance Alienware gaming PCs, along with a number of console gaming stations. Tournaments will include Local Lock In, MOBA, FPS, Battle Royal, FGC, and Twitch. The first phase has a self-serve beverage wall and mobile food/drink ordering; Phase 2, to be completed in the fall, will introduce more food and beverage options.

August 2 at Neonopolis downtown, the Cannabition Cannabis Museum will feature multi-sensory exhibits on cannabis art, education, and culture, including a 360-degree theater (trippy visuals, anyone?). The museum’s centerpiece will be a 22-foot-tall bong.

The Golden Knights have filed a lawsuit against StubHub, the giant eBay-owned ticket reseller. The suit stems from the ticket site’s “demand” that StubHub be allowed to resell playoff tickets, contravening the team’s efforts to limit those sales through its Vow program. The suit claims that StubHub’s “ultimatum” threatened to turn the Knights’ “historic inaugural season from an experience that encouraged fan loyalty and hometown spirit into a scalping money-grab.” In contention is $1.5 million in ticket profits that the Knights organization claims StubHub unilaterally reduced to $255,000, splitting the rest with AXS, the team’s primary ticketing site.

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Rage Rooms & Ghost Towns – Hidden Vegas – S2E61

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Yesterday was the first 100-degree day of the year, with the temperature topping out at an even 100. It’s a bit early, as the average first day to hit triple digits is May 24, but last year’s first 100 degrees was May 5, with 85 more to follow.

The transition from Monte Carlo to Park MGM is official. Press releases were sent out today announcing the change in identity for the 22-year old 3,000-room resort, including new signage on the building. Work is ongoing, however, on the $550 million upgrade and rebranding that includes a 292-room hotel-within-a-hotel. NoMad Hotel Las Vegas and two more high-end restaurants are scheduled to open later this year.

A new system that monitors machine-play on the casino floor to determine drink comps is being tested in Laughlin. Similar systems are already in place at some casino bars, but this would expand the monitoring to all machines. No firm plans to bring the new system to Las Vegas have been announced, but it seems only a matter of time.

Megabucks was hit last weekend at Paris for $11.2 million by a gambler who did not want to be identified. The last Megabucks jackpot was hit in September at Fiesta Henderson.

 

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