Vital Vegas Podcast, Episode 13: The Luck Episode

Everybody wants to get lucky in Vegas, and we know how!

This episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, lucky number 13, is all about luck.

Vital Vegas Podcast

The fear of the number 13 is called “triskaidekaphobia.” The fear of long words is “hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.”

First, we mine the science of luck in the book, “The Lucky Factor,” by Dr. Richard Wiseman.

As Wiseman says in his book, “Luck has the power to transform the improbable into the possible, to make the difference between life and death, reward and ruin, happiness and despair.”

This episode is full of actionable steps to make you a luckier person. No, really. Luck isn’t something that happens to us, we can make it happen.

We also talk about luck and superstition in Las Vegas casinos.

First, we share eight fascinating Chinese superstitions. Eight, by the way, is a lucky number for Chinese gamblers because in Mandarin Chinese “eight” sounds like the word for “prosperity.”

Elevator missing floors

In Chinese culture, the number four is unlucky, which is why hotels often skip floors in the 40s. In America, people often skip things in the 40s because of the baggage.

We also seek out lucky things you can rub for luck at Las Vegas casinos.

We round our luck episode with a meticulously-researched list of craps superstitions we slapped together at the last minute.

So, settle in while we fill your ear canals with some Las Vegas mojo.

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  • Troy Swezey

    “In America, people often skip things in the 40s because of the baggage.” Funny!

    • Thanks, Troy! I knew somebody was reading the blog and not just looking at pictures.

  • Chris Meade

    I’m sure this has been asked before, but I’m new, so I apologize if it has already been answered… Is there any way to download the podcasts in mp3 format? Please don’t say iTunes.