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Ep. 75 – Reimagining Main Street

With fireworks, streamers, showgirls and doughnuts, Plaza has kicked off huge improvements that will help fulfill its goal to reimagine Main Street. In this episode you’ll hear Jonathan describe four big projects: The Carousel Bar in what’s now the porte-cochere, a new branch of Pink Box Donuts that opens right onto Main St., an expansion […]

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Ep. 74 – Jeff Silver, Casino Executive & Regulator

Jeff Silver has experienced the Las Vegas casino business from both sides: as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and as an executive at the Riviera, Landmark and Caesars Palace. Silver’s time as a regulator happened during the Frank Rosenthal era, and Silver was the man who eventually put Lefty in the ‘Black […]

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Ep. 73 – Cliff Atkinson & The Fontainebleau

After a more than 14 year delay, Las Vegas’ tallest casino-hotel is finally back on track. And the man in charge of bringing  Fontainebleau Las Vegas to life is veteran hotelier Cliff Atkinson. He talks about growing up in San Francisco wanting to be a chef and run a restaurant – and how he morphed […]

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Ep. 72 – Senator Richard Bryan

We could just as easily call this “Governor Richard Bryan.” Or “Attorney General Richard Bryan.” He held all three jobs in his long, distinguished career. He was also Clark County’s first Public Defender, working with a staff that for a while included another young attorney named Oscar Goodman. Bryan talks about growing up in downtown […]

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Ep. 71 – Oscar Goodman & the FBI

We’re back with highlights from another talk by former Las Vegas Mayor, famous attorney and steakhouse namesake Oscar Goodman. Oscar reads from a logbook of Metro Police officers who were following him in the 1970s, and has some ‘kind’ words for a local politician seated at his table. But the centerpiece of this story involves […]

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Ep. 70 – IT’S TIME!!! For Bruce Buffer!

UFC is the world’s largest promoter of mixed martial arts, and is based in Las Vegas. Its iconic ring announcer, Bruce Buffer, is the star of this episode. Bruce shares the story of finding his passion in his mid 30s – after finding his long-lost half-brother — who also happens to be the world’s most […]

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Ep. 69 – Vital Vegas Round Three!

Vital Vegas blogger Scott Roeben is back as the podcast’s first-ever THREE-TIME guest! And there is plenty to discuss. For one, Scott is not a fan of the statue of Oscar Goodman with Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, and he lets Jonathan know why. Jonathan smooths it over by taking Scott’s advice on a new combo […]

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Ep. 68 – Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting

He’s back! Former William Hill USA president Joe Asher, now president of sports gaming at IGT, joins Jonathan and Lisa at Oscar’s. Joe explains his new job, how the William Hill – Caesars deal worked out, and how he relaxed between jobs. He also offers some ‘advice’ for pro athletes celebrating championships (hint: don’t be […]

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Ep. 67 – Governor Steve Sisolak

Jonathan and Lisa welcome a very special guest: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. They discuss how the Milwaukee native got to Las Vegas in the 1970s, and stayed  – establishing a successful marketing business that lasted more than 30 years. He traces his transition to public service and how his first term has been defined by […]

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Ep. 66 – Brian Greenspun, Publisher & Developer

Second-generation Las Vegas legend Brian Greenspun swings by Oscar’s to tell fantastic stories about his legendary father, the early mob days of The Strip, helping found the state of Israel and desegregating the casino resorts. Brian also discusses his legacy, including development of neighborhoods and the casino in Green Valley Ranch. Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa […]

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The Sand Dollar Downtown

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It’s a legend within a legend: The Sand Dollar Downtown is now open inside Plaza! The Sand Dollar Downtown resurrects the energy of rock’s golden era, and provides a comfortable, modern experience with its own entrance on Main St.

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