Vital Vegas Podcast

The Vital Vegas Podcast is your gratuitous, snarky source for new, opinions and WTF from the world's most exciting city. Las Vegas. In case that wasn't clear. Please try and keep up.
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Jul 5, 2016

You guessed it, it's time for the last episode of Season One of the Vital Vegas Podcast!

There's a lot of ground to cover in this week's episode.

It's all the Las Vegas news you need to know, and some you don't.

Wahlburgers opens at Grand Bazaar Shops, "Mindfreak Live" bows at Luxor, Beat Coffeehouse and Burlesque Hall of Fame will close, Stewart + Ogden at Downtown Grand, too.

There's a "Listicle of the Week," specifically, "10 Las Vegas Things That Are Taking Too Damned Long."

Listen. Learn. Live. Love, and other "L" words.

Jun 26, 2016

It's our final episode of Season One and it's a barn burner!

In this episode, we have a special guest, blogger and sports wagering expert Marc Meltzer, founder of

We talk about whatever, including the Plaza's new pool complex, the NHL expansion team coming to Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful music festival and other areas of interest.

We also cover lots of changes at SLS Las Vegas.

There's probably more, but we're drunk, so you're on your own!

Jun 13, 2016

It's the final episode of the first season of the Vital Vegas podcast (finally!).

In this week's yawnfest, we share the fallout of our recent story about MGM Resorts cutting back on its standard cocktail pours. The company responds, and we respond to their response. Good times.

We also take on a metric hell-ton of awesome listener questions about everything Las Vegas.

There's also a bit of Vegas history you won't want to miss. On June 8, 1956, the Silver Palace opened. Now, it's Mermaid's. Also closing. More good times!

Think of this episode as an escape from all the crappy things going on in the world. You know, like rum, but in podcast form.

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Jun 6, 2016

This episode has more entertainment and information than you can reasonable expect at this irresistible price point!

First, we hear from Benny Binion. Actually, it's just us reading a monologue in some sort of accent, but it's very interesting.

Then we dive headlong into Las Vegas news, including the Monte Carlo rebrand (it will soon be Park MGM) and various legal scandals going on at the moment.

This week's listicle is 10 Cheapskate Las Vegas Keepsakes. Say that five times fast.

We also chat about how much winnings are "abandoned" by players in Las Vegas slot machines.

It's our final episode of the first season of the Vital Vegas Podcast, so don't miss a single gerund.

May 30, 2016

Topgolf, a fun new venue at MGM Grand, has won our heart, so here we devote a full episode to exploring this amazing new attraction.

We walk all four floors of Topgolf with Director of Marketing Dennis Lafontaine, including the five bars, two pools, live performance spaces and 108 hitting bays.

We also share our KNPR interview about the just-announced new music venue from Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Madison Square Garden Co.

Thanks for listening!

May 22, 2016

It's another thrilling episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast!

This time around, we talk Steve Wynn doing a downtown zipline, Topgolf's smashing debut, Fremont casino's 60th birthday and so much more.

We also tip our hat to the 360 Vegas Podcast which held its recent 360 Vegas Vacation in Las Vegas. The lively show just hit 200 episodes!

In this episode, we also get into the details of the new paid parking program at MGM Resorts hotels in Las Vegas. 

This week in Las Vegas history covers "Viva Las Vegas," a flick released 52 years ago this week.

Join the Las Vegas fun and take a listen!


May 10, 2016

This week's episode is simple.

First, we talk about how we're now 32% Irish.

Second, we go on a walkabout at Pawn Plaza, despite walkabouts being more of an Australian thing than an Irish thing.

Third, we deeply probe some serious WTF coming out of Lucky Dragon.

It's not the best episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, but it's certainly the most recent.

Apr 30, 2016

Suck it, 13. It's time to turn our unlucky 13th episode into a luckfest!

Las Vegas is the luck capital of the world, and in this episode we share tips for getting lucky in Sin City and more.

We dive into a book called "The Luck Factor," including things lucky people have in common and what we can to do to shift our thinking about luck, from thinking it's something that happens to making it happen!

We also share some amazing Chinese superstitions and lots of superstitions specific to craps.

We'll also talk about all the things you can rub for luck in Las Vegas.



Apr 26, 2016

In this week's episode, allegedly the last episode of our first season, we chat with casino owner Derek Stevens about his recent purchase of Mermaids, La Bayou and Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch.

We also chat up Stacey Dougan, the mastermind behind some amazing vegan food at Simply Good inside Downtown Container Park.

Also on the show, we round up some recent Las Vegas news (it's the law) and B.S. our way through some listener questions.



Apr 19, 2016

You've heard about Nevada brothels, but now go inside one.

The good folks at Sheri's Ranch Resort & Spa (and Brothel), about an hour from the Las Vegas Strip, were kind enough to share some insider knowledge about the world's oldest profession.

Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas (and Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas Strip), despite what many believe.

This week, we check out the impressive Sheri's Ranch brothel grounds, bar, restaurant, themed fantasy rooms and VIP bungalows.

Thanks to Dina (madam at Sheri's Ranch) and Blithe, one of the charming young women who work at Sheri's Ranch, for the tour and all the scoop!

We also slip in a few thoughts about "Love" at Mirage, The Still at Mirage, Red Rock's tenth anniversary, Simply Pure's vegas lasagna and more.


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