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Ep. 64 – Pat Christenson, Las Vegas Events

Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s biggest and best events, from the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon to Electric Daisy Carnival to the National Finals Rodeo. The Organization that finds those events and convinces their organizers to come here is LVE – Las Vegas Events. For 20 years, Pat Christenson has been LVE’s […]

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Ep. 63 – Linnea Mitchell Nelson, Rodeo Queen

The Plaza has become a player in the Vegas rodeo scene thanks to Linnea Mitchell Nelson, who convinced Jonathan to build the Core Arena. The arena has hosted a variety of events, but its main reason for being is rodeo. Linnea tells us how that happened, and how the modest bit of dirt next to […]

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Ep. 62 – The Full Oscar

In past episodes we’ve presented bits and pieces of past Oscar Dinners, in which the former mayor tells tales from his days at the nation’s top mob lawyer. But this time we’re giving you The Full Oscar – an entire story from start to finish, as recorded at Oscar’s Steakhouse at Plaza. Enjoy! Hosts: Jonathan […]

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Ep. 61 – Piero’s Freddie Glusman

For nearly 40 years, Piero’s has been one of Las Vegas’s top Italian restaurants, and a destination for anyone looking for an authentic “Old Vegas” vibe.  Its history is preserved on the walls, on the booth plaques honoring long-time regulars and celebrities and in the movie “Casino,” which used Piero’s to portray a couple of fictional […]

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Ep. 60 – Michael Green

It’s time for your Nevada history lesson! And few know more about  the Silver State’s colorful history than Dr. Michael Green, Associate Professor of history at UNLV. Jonathan, Lisa and Gary dive into the early days of Las Vegas, how the men who worked on Hoover Dam enjoyed their paydays on Block 16, and the […]

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Ep. 59 – David Lopez, AGS

The CEO of AGS (aka American Gaming Systems), David Lopez, shares his journey from Troy, NY to Las Vegas – from sweeping floors at MGM Grand to running one of the nation’s top makers of slot machines, card shufflers, table game displays and online casino games. Along the way, you might even learn the secret […]

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Ep. 58 – Did You Miss Us?

Did you miss us? We hope so, after our extended break. Jonathan, Lisa and Gary are back with a look at what everyone did over the summer. For Plaza it was Super Bingo every month, lots of photos inside Studio 71, BCSlots winning big, Oscar Goodman resuming his Oscar Dinner series and much, much more.  […]

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Ep. 57 – Shane Hnidy, Golden Knights Analyst

A veteran of 11 years playing in the NHL, Shane Hnidy (pronounced NY-dee) has been with the Vegas Golden Knights as a TV analyst since Day One.  Shane makes his first visit to Oscar’s (but promises it won’t be his last) to talk about his vagabond career, how he made the transition from the ice […]

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Ep. 56 – J Dapper, Developer & Visionary

Jonathan and Gary spend time with J Dapper, a Las Vegas native who’s developed retail, office and residential spaces all over the valley.  But his current passion has just begun: a three-year project to restore the Huntridge Theater and develop other nearby properties. The goal is to renew a historic, but neglected, part of downtown.  […]

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Ep. 55 – Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Time to give the other Mayor Goodman some love – current Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman! She shares insights on being married to Oscar for nearly 60 years, as well as her early work in Las Vegas as a publicist and founder of the valley’s first prep school. The Mayor also shares two examples of […]

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The Big Game Viewing Party

Sunday, February 13th
Book a two-night stay package and receive 2 Big Game Viewing Party Tickets. The party includes all-you-can-eat stadium food, open bar, HD big screen projectors and William Hill satellite betting stations.

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