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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 75: “Opium” at Cosmo, Hard Rock, SLS and Copious Ire

It’s the podcast The Man doesn’t want you to hear!

Get ready to take part in intimate relations with the most exciting city on Earth, San Bernardino. Just kidding, it’s Vegas. Seriously, it’s right there in the name of the podcast.

Take a listen to our humble podcast for all the Vegas scoop we can squeeze into your ear holes.

We talk “Opium” at Cosmopolitan, sales of the Hard Rock and SLS, a rumored Strip location for Chick-fil-A as well as a playoff berth for our Las Vegas puckball team.

Opium

This is a photo related to the “Opium” thing, not the hockey thing. Please try and keep up.

Thanks to our pal, Erik Kabik, for the “Opium” photo.

This episode also features copious ire. Learn more about CNF charges (boo), nightclub venue fees (hiss) and triple zero roulette (WTF).

It should be noted Copious Ire would make a great band name.

While we’re at it, learn which casino company decided you can’t get a garnish in your comped cocktail anymore. Deep breaths.

We’ve got a metric ass-ton of scoop you simply won’t hear anywhere else. Unless somebody’s reading our blog posts or Tweets and repeating what they see. But, what are the odds of that happening?

The theme of this episode is, “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” Because, hey, Las Vegas could use a new slogan.

Push play, already.

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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 74: Rumors, Reflection and Copious Humbuggery

It’s the podcast that’s been described as “unlistenable,” frequently and very recently.

In this episode, we shovel all the latest Las Vegas scoop against the advice of our team of lawyers.

There you’ve got your SLS sale. There you’ve got your Hard Rock sale. There you’ve got your Gwen Stefani residency, your Lucky Dragon bankruptcy and your Las Vegas Walk of Stars disintegration.

SLS Las Vegas

The SLS sale is finally going through, and we call dibs on a vest.

Learn more about the comp drink monitoring system on the casino floor at Westgate, and get the latest about plans for the El Portal and more.

As a special bonus, prospector and part-time marshal Pappy provides his thoughts about Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox claiming he knew nothing about the sexual misbehavior allegations about Steve Wynn.

Pappy

If you don’t listen to this podcast, you’ll break the heart of a noted frontiersman and penny crusher. Long story.

It’s the one Las Vegas podcast you can live without, and no, we didn’t inadvertently leave a word out of this sentence.

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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 73: The Latest in Vegas WTF

Despite a quarter million downloads under our belt, we’re still not sure you should listen to our podcast. Fair warning.

If you do, you’ll hear news and opinions and quite possibly things that will get us sued. The things we do for you.

In this episode, we share our experiences at three new downtown restaurants: Eureka on Fremont East (pictured below), Flock & Fowl at the Ogden and Good Pie at Pawn Plaza.

Eureka

Eureka’s management informed us we couldn’t take photos inside the restaurant. Eureka’s management can suck it.

We round up all the latest scoop about Steve Wynn and his mind-boggling fall from grace in recent weeks, including news about what Wynn Resorts projects are likely to move forward (Wynn Paradise Park, but without a hotel) and which could be shelved.

We’ve also got exclusives about Lucky Dragon and SLS Las Vegas. Somebody has to. Have exclusives. In case that wasn’t clear.

This lowly podcast has all the skinny you need to stay in the loop about what’s opening when (The Drew Las Vegas), who’s building what (MSG Sphere) and what else is coming down the pike (upgrades to the Fremont Street Experience).

MSG Sphere

Mark our words, the MSG Sphere is going to put somebody’s eye out.

The Vital Vegas Podcast has “vital” right in the title, so kick back, push the play button and long for a simpler time when broadcasters had to actually know something about broadcasting.

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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 72: The One About Wynn, Mostly

We’re under the weather, but that won’t stop us from bringing you the 11th best podcast in Las Vegas!

In this week’s episode, we break down the Steve Wynn sexual harassment scandal, chat about our first Vegas Golden Knights puckball game and ramble incoherently about adopting a child in India.

We also share a new Lego product featuring the Las Vegas skyline.

Lego Las Vegas architecture

Mandalay Bay and Encore? It would be hard to make this more awkward. We’re getting one, anyway.

There’s also some talk of the bleak outlook for Lucky Dragon, plus the new attraction coming to Las Vegas, Wreck Room.

Join us for a podcast like the ones back when the mob ran Las Vegas. Or something.

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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 71: Final Episode of Season One, Probably

Look, we’re as sick of this podcast as you are, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen, anyway.

In this week’s show, we blather on about Hard Rock being sold, Britney Spears getting a new Vegas gig, shark fin soup being banned and all the other Sin City news you need to get the most out of your visit.

Imagine Dragons memorabilia

Hard Rock’s memorabilia are expected to go away under new ownership, so check it out while you can.

Las Vegas moves fast, so we’re here to help you keep up.

We talk Lucky Dragon misfortune, SLS cost-saving measures, CES and robot strippers, Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, “Inferno,” a new “Saw”-themed escape room, Spago’s relocation to Bellagio, a recent rash of casino robberies and more.

Spago Forum Shops

Arrivederci, Spago. Don’t freak out, it’s moving to the Olives space at Ballagio.

The “Listicle of the Week” will blow your mind, so break out that dental damn!

This week’s listicle delves into the realm of Las Vegas hotel housekeeping, and we’d wager a Bitcoin you’ll learn something new about this vital and sometimes mysterious aspect of the Las Vegas experience.

Hotel facial tissues

How do Vegas hotel housekeepers know when your box of facial tissues is running low? The tissues change color! Now, you know.

Did you know a housekeeping cart weighs 500 pounds? Neither did we!

Join us for news, rumors and speculation and lots of special guests, at least some of whom have had fistfights with slot machines.

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Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 70: Brand New Year, Same Old Drivel

Our first podcast episode of 2018 is a stunning departure from our typical episode, mainly because we’re trying to dupe you into listening.

Don’t waste a minute of the new year scrambling around for Las Vegas news, we’ve spent upwards of 10 minutes gathering it for you.

Get all the latest Vegas scoop, including stories about Good Pie coming to Pawn Plaza, Olives closing at Bellagio, “Illusion Mental” opening at Planet Hollywood, Fizz lounge closing and opening again at Caesars Palace, Alize closing at Palms and more.

New Year's fireworks

Adios 2017, or whatever year we took this photo.

But wait, there’s more.

There’s “Renegades” coming to Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars, “World’s Greatest Rock Show” is closing at Stratosphere, Criss Angel’s show is closing at Luxor (in a year, so don’t have a mind freak), Alexxa’s Bar is coming to Paris, Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 has closed at Palazzo, Black Tap has opened at Venetian and Country Club steakhouse is about to call it quits at Wynn.

Table 10 cocktail

Adios, Cactus Rose at Table 10.

It’s a cavalcade of things there’s a remote chance you care about, so take a listen to this, our final episode of the first season of the Vital Vegas Podcast.

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