Vital Vegas Podcast, Episode 47: Las Vegas Tricks, Ellis Island and “Casino”

It’s one of our most rambly podcast episodes, ever, so gird your loins. It’s not like you’re using them for anything else.

For starters, we learn a trick to avoid disappointment when interacting with a Las Vegas prostitute, and it’s all downhill from there.

We also talk about changes at Ellis Island, Monte Carlo’s evolution, progress at the Neon Museum expansion, The Dome at Downtown Container Park, casino credit lines and other awful ideas.

Ellis Island casino

This parking area at Ellis Island casino will soon be The Front Yard. The good news is you don’t have to mow it.

Even in our intoxicated stupor, we share all the latest Sin City news, including stories about paid parking at Cosmopolitan (paid self-park starts May 16), LAX nightclub will become an eSports arena, roulette is making a comeback, “Men of the Strip” is coming to Tropicana and Plaza has finally laid its Beer Garden to rest.

Plaza Beer Garden closed

Plaza’s Beer Garden was a noble experiment, much like the time we purchased Spanx.

In this week’s episode, there’s also history (Riviera opened April 20, 1955) and a listicle about “Casino,” one of the best movies ever made in relation to whacking.

In a world starving for fun, the Vital Vegas Podcast is an all-you-can-listen buffet of succulent Las Vegas sustenance. Or, alternatively, something that makes sense.

Listen, anyway!

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  • EnuffBull

    Enjoy the site! Enjoy the comments! Enjoy the podcast!
    Enjoy the debates, the updates, the news.

    HOWEVER: Do NOT enjoy your definition of “pizza.” Chicago Deep Dish rules, muthaf#kkas!!! 😉

  • RustyHammer

    The question is: Will there be a discussion of casserole in this episode?

    • EnuffBull

      There is! There is another rant from the man who hates Chicago deep dish pizza! Huzzah!!!

  • JimmyTheD

    How does one gird one’s loins anyway?

  • Bouldersteve

    As a beer drinker I thought the beer garden at the Plaza would be a good idea however never saw more than a couple of people out there. A big problem is the weather. Too hot in the summer and in the winter too cold at night.

    • Gaz

      Went there after it first opened — it was a good idea just not sure about the execution. It was great to sit outside in middle to late March during the day.

  • Johnny Van

    You removed the loin girding instructions. 🙁

    • Scott Roeben

      Disqus holds comments with links. Approved now. “)