Archive for February, 2006

In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Michele returns
  • Avenue Q taxi turf = handsome sofa cover?
  • Listener Bob sees celebrities on the Strip
  • Listener Dave checks in from Las Vegas
  • Harrah’s provides a comfortable shelter from gunfire in its buffet
  • News about the Hard Rock Hotel, Imperial Palace and Venetian
  • Six degrees of Kevin Baker
  • Vegas Web site profile: Videopoker.com
  • The Gambler by Mike Doughty: Buy it on iTunes or buy his Haughty Melodic CD on iTunes or Amazon

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 2/26/06 (29:25 min, 27.1 MB) or subscribe.

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    Norm Clarke reports that Imperial Palace will be replacing Tequila Joe’s with a new bar from Jeff Beacher, the star of Beacher’s Madhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Beacher’s Rockhouse will open in approximately three months.

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    The Hard Rock issued a rather brief statement yesterday that the property may be changing hands. No details on who the potential buyer is.

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    The Las Vegas Review Journal carries an article today about the decreasing number of low-priced rooms on the Las Vegas Strip. Our friends at Vegas Tripping featured a thorough analysis of this problem weeks ago.

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    Drama at Harrah’s

    Harrah’s was the scene of a tense stand-off this morning, and it wasn’t the result of customers upset over the Caesars Connection Card transition to the Total Reward Card. Read about the drama on KLAS-TV’s site or the AP story via the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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    In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Tropicana sports book sucks
  • Bourbon Street is dust
  • Tropicana plans
  • Wynn Las Vegas closes Avenue Q
  • Vegas Haters
  • Norm Clarke’s 1,000 Naked Truths
  • Vegas Web site profile: Vegas Lists
  • The Big Gamble by Crush

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 2/19/06 (37:43 min, 34.7 MB) or subscribe.

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