Archive for August, 2007

Listener Josh tipped us off to an entertaining BBC documentary on You Tube. Check it out:

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Las Vegas podcast #131 includes:

  • Gambling in Las Vegas opening clip
  • Tropicana postpones redevelopment
  • Another security scare on the Strip
  • Pam Anderson sticks around
  • Siegfried and Roy tell all
  • Book review: Las Vegas Little Red Book
  • Listener calls about downtown video poker, roulette and blackjack advice, Main Street Station Brew Pub, Gems Wild Tiles, Jay White as Neil Diamond, Planet Hollywood valet parking, Luxor, show discounts and more
  • Travelzoo show discounts

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/19/07 (65:53 min, 60.3 MB) or subscribe.

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Las Vegas podcast #130 includes:

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/12/07 (50:03 min, 46 MB) or subscribe.

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Since recording show #129, a couple news items caught our attention.

Since HET acquired all of the property on the east side of the Strip from Harrah’s to Paris, everyone has been awaiting the company’s “master plan” for redeveloping their holdings. Everyone assumed Imperial Palace would be the first to go. Well, don’t expect an implosion of IP anytime soon. A blurb at the bottom of today’s Inside Gaming column indicates Harrah’s is converting Imperial Palace to the Total Rewards players club—a sure sign IP will be around for awhile.

The Las Vegas Strip was the site of yet another shooting yesterday when a couple people got capped at Caesars Palace. The Las Vegas hotel and casino industry is pretty good at sweeping these stories under the rug quickly, but when multiple incidents occur over just a couple months, questions about safety on the Strip are sure to increase.

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Las Vegas podcast #129 includes:

  • 1 vs. 100 opening clip
  • Palazzo opening date set
  • Sahara sale completed
  • Treasure Island closes Tangerine
  • Toni Braxton gets another extension
  • Big Elvis moves to Drais?
  • Pong slot machines
  • Mike E’s trip report
  • Vegasresource.com

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/04/07 (55:23 min, 50.8 MB) or subscribe.

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