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Ep. 9 – We’re Back!! (Almost)

The Plaza is ready to re-open on Thursday, June 4th. Jonathan, Lisa, Gary and Russ share all the details about what to expect when you visit.  Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Russell Aaron, Gary Vickery  Subscribe / Leave A Review Email The Show: podcast@plazahotelcasino.com

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Ep. 8 – Ryan Doherty

We go “on location” to Fremont East, and talk to longtime Las Vegas businessman Ryan Doherty. He’s the owner of Corner Bar Management, which operates several bars in downtown Las Vegas.  Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Russell Aaron, Gary Vickery    Subscribe / Leave A Review Email The Show: podcast@plazahotelcasino.com

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Ep. 7 – Joe Asher

We welcome the CEO of William Hill US, Joe Asher. William Hill is the largest sports book operator in the country, and is our sports book partner at Plaza.  Joe and Jonathan Jossel talk about the history of Plaza sports books, and Hill’s efforts to become a presence in states that have legalized sports betting.  […]

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Ep. 6 – Shut It Down!

What’s it take to close a building that never closes? Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel takes a deeper dive into the final hours before we shut our doors on March 17th. Lisa Melmed shares the challenge of helping check every single room at closing. And Jonathan answers more email and social media questions, as he, Lisa […]

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Ep. 5 – We’re Back… Sort Of

Jonathan, Lisa, Gary and Russell have connected from their homes for this episode. They share how they’re coping these days, and what’s happening at the Plaza during the closure. Jonathan also talks about the 2011 shutdown in which the property underwent a major upgrade. And he tells tales about two floods that hit the Plaza.  […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Blackjack

It’s one of the most popular gambling card games in the history of cards. Whether you’re looking to make a buck or two your next trip to downtown Las Vegas or learn the basics, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to blackjack. If you’ve read our ultimate guide to bingo, you’ll want to keep reading to learn how to play blackjack. What Is Blackjack Blackjack is a card game with one or two standard decks played against a dealer. Often played with betting, the objective is to get as close to 21 without going over based on the

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The Best Downtown Las Vegas Podcast

Are you looking for something to pass the time? Something entertaining yet informational to fill your eardrums? We have you covered at the Plaza with one of the best podcasts Las Vegas has to offer. Discover the Downtown podcast that will feed your craving for the inside scoop about gaming, the growing arts scene, and everything in between.  The Best Downtown Las Vegas Podcast In January 2020, The Plaza Hotel and Casino present On the Corner of Main Street, a podcast about everything downtown Las Vegas and beyond.  Have you ever wanted to know the behind the scenes of some

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The Ultimate Guide to Bingo

It’s a ball game enjoyed by all that requires little to no skill but a whole lot of luck: bingo. Read our ultimate to guide bingo and learn where and how to play this timeless game of chance. Where Bingo Began The game got its name from Edwin Lowe and his posse who popularized the game and sold the first sets across the United States during the early 20th century. Bingo has more history than just a game for grandmas and gamblers though. It has its origins in mid-16th century Italy where it quickly spread to France and Germany as

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Ep. 4 – Oscar B. Goodman.

Oscar B. Goodman needs no introduction. He is responsible for making downtown Las Vegas what it is today. More importantly he was the Mayor of Las Vegas and a former lawyer for organized crime. On this episode of the podcast, Oscar shares stories of moving to Las Vegas, representing individuals who were reputedly involved with […]

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Ep. 3 – Well done… Weldon.

Weldon Russell. The godfather of Bingo. Vietnam Veteran. Weldon came to Vegas when he was 14 years old. He has worked along side Steve Wynn, Jackie Gaughan and Jonathan Jossel. Weldon helped introduce Keno to Australia, where he lived for 15 years. His knowledge about the game is unrivaled. Hosted by Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, […]

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Comedy Works

The Comedy Works at The Plaza features live stand-up comedy every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Each week features a different line-up of world-class performers who have been seen everywhere from Netflix to The Tonight Show to Comedy Central.

$25,000 Cash Mayhem Drawing

Saturday, July 11
Top prize is $5,000!*
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1 point = 1 entry
Top 30 players selected
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Demolition Derby

October 29-31
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is proud to host the CASINO BATTLE ROYALE demolition derby in Las Vegas October 29th, 30th, & 31st, from Stirrin’ Dirt Racing, the largest demolition derby promoter in the west, at the CORE arena.

We are now open. Welcome back to the Plaza – the place to be downtown and where vintage Vegas lives!

To celebrate and welcome our guests back, we are offering a special Old School Fun getaway package. To save on your stay, upgrade your room, enjoy a daily food credit and get free slot play, click here.

And please know that your health and safety remain our top priority, and we have implemented numerous safety protocols to align with federal, state, and local health guidelines. To learn more, click here.
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