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70 minutes | 7 days ago
E-357: Amateur Cult Follower
Random Vegas Cosmopolitan has booked 9.3 million room nights since it opened Dec 15th 2010 (Vital Vegas) Twitpic of the week It’s such a different experience to drive up to a Porte Cashere; have people rush up to take your keys and bags while welcoming you to whatever property you’ve selected to enjoy. Their hustle to take care of you as fast as they can is engrained to prevent any further delay in getting you on your way to whatever adventure awaits you this trip. I know its an experience available at any hotel in the world but in Vegas, it’s just a tad more grand and alluring, as showcased here by @Summacorp of the original Aladdin. The VIP experience starts right from the moment you get out of your car. News Mirage shows relocate to Park Theater Caesars Forecasting Travel Fanboy Table Minimums Absinthe Tickets
67 minutes | 14 days ago
Random Vegas Visitation to Las Vegas was down 55% in 2020 or 19 million people. The pandemic impacted gambling revenue down by only 34.6% compared to 2019 (Vital Vegas) Twitpic of the week The Monte Carlo is an interesting story. It’s an example of a company lost and looking for an identity, unhappy with the one they’ve already established. It all started with the addition of Diablos, evolved into a reimagining of the frontage and eventually evolved into a rebranding as Park MGM. The problem is the Vegas market has something for everyone and when you take one of those options away, something has to replace it. In this case, the needle not only didn’t recast Monte Carlo’s lot in the market, it degraded it. Taking a property that pulled in $80 million a year and reducing it to $62 million a year after spending $550 million to rebrand. Park MGM isn’t going anywhere but MGM Resorts didn’t intend for their new brand to be a discount option for visitors. Thanks to @las_when for reminding us of a better time. News 360 VVX Update Covid Restriction Relaxed Cosmopolitan Fire At the Sands Spotify
24 minutes | 15 days ago
PCP - Bob Stupak, Vegas World and the Stratosphere
Today, Bob Stupak is considered just another colorful character in the history Las Vegas and properly credited as the visionary behind Stratosphere. His tacky taste, public antics and wacky persona are all just part of his legend. The truth is, Bob embodies everything negative you've ever been warned about gambling and the industry. He didn't want to just take your money, he wanted to make you look foolish while he did it. His nickname might as well have been "fine print Stupak” because just about everything he did had a catch to it or a technicality he hoped you would miss so he could exploit. He preyed on those that didn't know better. But what's wrong with that? Most people know there is a mathematically proven way to play some games and yet willfully choose to ignore them in favor of strategies that increase the odds already stacked against them. Some people believe the earth is flat. The fact is we all have access to the same information, especially in the Internet age. The only disadvantage one person has over another is self-imposed. An intellectual isn't discourage from using their acquired knowledge so why is gambling any different? Morality, you say? Well, as Canada Bill Jones said, it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money. I’m pretty sure Bob just thought it was fun.
66 minutes | a month ago
E-355: Tearing Up Carpet
Pinball Hall of Fame Update, Circa Power Outage, Caesars Stadia Bar, 360 FHE and Listener Feedback.
53 minutes | a month ago
E-354: Canopy Conspiracy
Pinball Hall of Fame GoFundMe, 360VVX Update, The Evolution of Vegas Series, Las Vegas Sands New CEO, New Rio Owners and listener feedback.
26 minutes | a month ago
PCP - 360 Vintage Vegas: The Great Consolidation of Las Vegas
*Premium Content Preview Patreon.com/360Vegas Since the creation of modern day Las Vegas, there have always been people lamenting the good ole days, whatever that means to that individual at the time. Determining what is considered “good” is about as subjective as subjective can be. Most people today will point to the time before the strip was primarily owned by 2 companies, MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment. While the benefits of consolidation are obvious, potentially the best thing about it is the story of how it all happened. To do that, we are going to have to trace back to how these assets exchanged hands before finally ending up in the corporate portfolio that are currently a part of. To keep the story clean and the timeline defined, we are only going to focus on the majority owners and only their moves in Las Vegas. We’re calling this, the Great Consolidation of Las Vegas
60 minutes | 2 months ago
E-353 Danke Schoen Guy
360VVX Update, Sheldon Adelson Dies, NBA in Las Vegas, CES 2021 and listener feedback.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
E-352: Daddy Issues
360VVX plans, Coming in 2021 and Listener Feedback.
87 minutes | 2 months ago
E-351: Made It Less
Jackpot Threshold Increase, Caesars Loop, More Strip Shows and Park Expansion
52 minutes | 2 months ago
E-350 Would You Rather?
Wynn Rewards, MGM Fuelster partnership and Would You Rather?
47 minutes | 3 months ago
E-349: Admiral Law
Tony Hsieh, Plaza Greyhound Renovation, Palazzo Closes, Boyd Hawaiian Partnership, M-less Resort and directions to secret pizza
15 minutes | 3 months ago
PCP - 360 Vintage Vegas: Billy Wilkerson and the Flamingo (Remastered)
*Premium Content Preview Patreon.com/360Vegas History hasn’t been fair to Billy Wilkerson. For years, a myth has lived in romantic Hollywood lour that Bugsy Siegel is the father of modern Vegas. When in truth, the idea for the Flamingo was stolen and ruined by the notorious gangster who caused the project to cost 6 times more than its original projections. When it finally opened, it was a disaster of such catastrophic proportions that his partners in the mafia had him killed. Now it is time to set the record straight about the real man behind the Flamingo.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
360 Legal Lounge E-14: Vital Vegas Anti-SLAPP
A victory for everyone who uses new media to express their opinion.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
E-348: The Monte Carlo Situation
25% Capacity, Cirque Du Murren and the World's Earliest Check-in
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Zumanity Closes, Resorts World Hiring, Wynnless Wynn and "E" @Cosmopolitan FHE
17 minutes | 3 months ago
PCP - 360 Vintage Vegas: Boyd Gaming
*Premium Content Preview Patreon.com/360Vegas Sam Boyd was a gambler at heart. Once he discovered his passion for games of chance, he studied them feverously, learning that in every game, the advantage was always in the houses favor. So Sam decided the best way to gamble was to be the house. And that’s how his career in gaming began. Sam’s son Bill was encouraged from a young age to get an education. So he did and became a lawyer but eventually the father and son would join forces and become a team that grew into one of the most respected gaming companies in the world. Factor in their inherent desire to do the right thing and give back to the community, and you instantly start to suspect there’s more to the story than what you’re being told. But dig as deep as you like, there’s no more. The story of Sam, Bill and Boyd Gaming may be one of the greatest American success stories in history and overwhelming proof that sometimes, nice guys finish first.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
E-346: Stripper Mask
Circus Buffet Closing, Downtown Archway, Rio Reopening, Covid Tourist Infection, Wynn Robot Dog, Nebulaz Coming to Circus Circus and Barry's Downtown Prime FHE
82 minutes | 4 months ago
More shows returning, Vital Victory, Sands for Sale and Circa
54 minutes | 5 months ago
E-344: Comma Placement
South Point shooting, Cosmopolitan Curfew, New Lake of Dreams, Bally's Brand bought, Encore Closes and the Boring Expansion
46 minutes | 5 months ago
E-343: Throat Punch
Group Gathering Expansion, Caesars Buys William Hill, Flamingo & MGM Shootings
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