With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

#205: Dinner With Mike Tyson: Not What I Expected

March 12, 2015

Break’s over! The Living in Las Vegas Podcast is BACK! New Studio. New Co-Host. New Injuries (pre-show, we’ll be ok). Dinner with Mike Tyson. Bellagio Staycation. What it’s like to leave Las Vegas. Show notes:

Have a Drink on ME!


Guess the NAME OF THE BAR where Scott took this picture. One random winner will be selected from all the correct answers. Hints included in episode. Winner receives a drink from Scott OR a a GROOVY CD or a Pair of tix to the Las Vegas Beer and Music Festival!

** Send your answer to HaveADrink@VegasVideoNetwork.com **

WINNER: Pennie G.
LOCATION: Center Bar at SLS


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June 23, 2010

fontainebleau In response to our Lake Las Vegas post, our good friend Cheryl pointed me to an article in the Las Vegas Sun about Fontainebleau, the casino/resort in waiting on the Las Vegas Strip.

As the article goes on to say, the 47 permits pulled by Icahn Nevada Gaming Acquisition doesn’t necessarily mean any actual building is going to take place. According to county officials, the permits, which list a variety of projects (casino, hotel and restaurant remodelings, miscellaneous commercial structure work and parking structure modifications), could simply be procedural.

Let’s hope for the best!

(And hope the negative comments on the Sun article page are wrong.)

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February 9, 2010

Just curious. . .I was wondering if the folks who visit this website or subscribe to our podcast use online blackjack guides to become a better blackjack player.  Do they help when you’re playing live versus online?  How about for other games like craps, roulette, and hold ‘em?

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August 25, 2009

I saw an interesting article in the Las Vegas Review Journal a couple days ago about Internet gambling.  The article said that a House of Representatives resolution was introduced in May that would “establish a framework to permit licensed online gambling operators to accept wagers from inside the United States.”

According to the article, Nevada has the “statutory structure” in place to investigate and license online gambling companies.

My questions —

  • How would this effect existing online casinos? 
  • Would congress actually allow this to happen?
  • Would this reduce visits to Las Vegas?

Whatcha think?

[8/26/09: Just learned that Time.com took down the video because of “some sensitivity with various issues”. There is a very interesting article on the Las Vegas Sun website about the fallout from the Time’s article — specifically, the Realtor quoted in the piece is in hot water.]

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November 12, 2008

. . .and was surprised by what we saw.  Stay tuned. . .we’re planning to record the podcast reviewing the Aliante Station Casino grand opening tomorrow night.

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November 11, 2008

There has been a nice buzz around these parts about tonight’s Aliante Station Casino opening.  We’ve seen a handful of news channel features about the new property over the last month or so along with several articles in the local newspapers.  I’ve always been VERY impressed with much of what Station Casinos does so I was surprised when I heard on Channel 3’s 11PM news that for the third quarter of 2008 (which ends on September 30) the company lost $23 million.  To compare, for Q3 2007, the company made $3.7 million. 

In the words of Keanu Reeves — “Whooaah”.

Both Melissa and I were surprise by that.  I always had the impression that all ten Station Casinos properties were doing very well.  Every time we visited Red Rock or Santa Fe, they looked pretty busy. 

Here’s hoping their eleventh casino at Aliante will be the beginning of a big turn around.  The company is obviously spending a lot of money on getting the word out. . .billboards, TV commercials, newspaper ads.  Just yesterday, they paid for the insertion of a 16 page “Promotional Feature” section in the Review-Journal.  That had to be expensive!

We will be checking the place out at their 11/11/08 at 11:11PM opening and putting out a new LiLV Podcast episode soon thereafter. 

Our fingers are crossed!!

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