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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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Ep. 2 – A young guy making downtown better.

Downtown Las Vegas, 2005. Sam Cherry, developer and head of the City of Las Vegas Planning Commission, sets his sights on building a high rise building in Downtown Las Vegas. Sam shares his story of building Soho Lofts. He also shares his story of the first time meeting Former Mayor Oscar Goodman. It's a good one.

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Where to Watch the Madness This March

March may mean sunnier days in Vegas and a downtown St. Patrick’s Day party but it also means basketball madness. College basketball fans nationally gear up to watch the biggest tournament of the year.  March is one of the best times of year to watch college basketball as the best teams in the country compete in a winner-take-all extravaganza. After the big football game in February, the basketball mania this March offers a whole month of watch party events across the country. What Is March Mania? This basketball madness happens in March, also known as March Mania. The tournament is

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Las Vegas Demolition Derby March 2020: Get Down & Derby

It’s that time of year to get down and derby in Downtown Las Vegas. The Demolition Derby is back this March 2020, for the CASINO BATTLE ROYALE weekend event you don’t want to miss. What is a Demolition Derby? A demolition derby is a heated competition but with cars. This kind of competition includes an arena with usually five or more drivers. The last vehicle remaining on all four wheels his hence dubbed demolition king or queen of the derby.  It’s important to note for the car lovers out there that the derby involves demolishing much older cars. Although originally

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Stand Up Comedy Shows Happening in 2020

Laughter is the best medicine and now some of the best entertainment in Las Vegas. If you enjoy comedy and love to laugh, discover all the stand-up comedy shows happening in Downtown Las Vegas this year. Comedy Clubs in Las Vegas You can find some of the best local and national comedians in downtown Las Vegas. Comedy clubs and comedy rooms are popping up all around the city. Whether you appreciate a chuckle or a good guffaw, The Plaza Hotel & Casino has live stand-up comedy shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. 2020 features the hilarious comedians like Kevin

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Ep. 1 – It’s changing, trust me.

Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel describes his journey moving to Las Vegas, NV in 2005, becoming the C.E.O. of the Plaza Hotel and Casino and meeting two important figures shaping downtown Las Vegas.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party in Downtown Las Vegas

What better way is there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day downtown than by drinking green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and catching a free fireworks show? Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for locals and tourists to come and celebrate the day. People come together and celebrate with fun party games and a photo booth.  Starting at 7 p.m., The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating the holiday under the green dome, which will be lit up with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. RSVP today and bring your friends and family to

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Downtown Las Vegas’s The Party Pit with Single Zero Roulette

Are you looking for the perfect place to play table games while enjoying an immersive atmosphere filled with great music and a dazzling view of Fremont Street? You shouldn’t have to choose between partying and playing your favorite games, and now you don’t have to. What Is the Party Pit? The Party Pit at The Plaza Hotel and Casino has 3:2 blackjack and the only single zero roulette game downtown. The dealers are beautiful and sporty, adding a touch of fun to your traditional table games. The Party Pit features an upbeat atmosphere where you can dance to the music

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Best Bingo in Downtown Las Vegas

Bingo has been around since the 16th century. Learn where Bingo came from and where to find the best bingo in Downtown Las Vegas. The History of Bingo The game of bingo has roots dating back as far as the 1500s when a popular game in Italy called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia” was regularly played. The game was similar to bingo because players would mark numbers that were randomly drawn out of a sack. There have been many variations of the game throughout history, and bingo originally came to America under the name of “beano”. It was later renamed

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Parking In Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas parking has been a hot topic over the past couple of years. There used to be plenty of free parking in Las Vegas, but not so much anymore. When you park on the strip, many hotels and casinos will charge you even if you’re a guest staying there, but parking downtown is often much cheaper.  Parking in Downtown Las Vegas Most downtown hotels will allow guests staying there to park for free. Considering the cost of parking might be something you want to take into account when choosing whether to stay on the Strip or to stay in downtown

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New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Las Vegas

There’s nothing quite like ringing in the New Year with friends and loved ones in Las Vegas, the dream destination for many to celebrate the holiday. The valley knows how to celebrate and have a roaring good time on New Year’s Eve. You’ll find parties, entertainment, drink specials, and fun people to dance the night away with. While a lot of the action will be taking place on The Strip, Downtown Las Vegas offers a fun, unique, and affordable way to celebrate the start of a new decade. New Year’s Eve Party at the Plaza If you’re looking for one

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Where to Watch the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas is a must-see event that’s been happening yearly for over 30 years. The Las Vegas NFR 2019 takes place December 5-14 and marks the 35th year of the rodeo.  Wrangler Nation Finals Rodeo: The Big Game of Rodeo The event attracts rodeo fans from across the world in addition to locals and tourists looking for some fun. Each year the NFR has a way of transforming the look and feel of Las Vegas. You’ll see people walking around in jeans, cowboy boots, and big hats all over the Strip and Downtown

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The Best Places to Play Keno Downtown Las Vegas

Keno. It’s a gambling staple that many locals and visitors enjoy. It combines numbers and chance into a potentially lucrative pastime. Discover how and where to play Keno in Downtown Las Vegas. What Is Keno? Keno is a gambling game similar to lottery or bingo that is typically played in casinos. It is a game of chance that is based on drawing numbers that have to correspond to numbers on a card.  Players choose numbers from 1 to 80 and then 20 numbers are drawn at random. If enough numbers drawn match the numbers that players selected on their card,

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2nd Annual Taste of Downtown

The time of year where Vegas visitors and tourists can enjoy balmy weather has finally arrived. With the sun still shining, many still relax poolside in the thriving energy of Downtown Las Vegas. Add some of the most magnificent and delicious food in Nevada while enjoying a fine wine or cocktail and you have just another evening well spent.  If you’d like to have a great evening out, join us for the 2nd Annual Taste of Downtown 2019. Food enthusiasts of all kinds will not want to miss this epicurean event of the season. About Taste of Downtown Downtown Las

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Halloween 2019: Things to Do in Downtown Las Vegas

Halloween is the most thrilling time of year combining sexy, spooky, and scary all in one holiday. Let’s face it, none of us ever really quite outgrew asking ourselves “What am I going to be for Halloween?” even though our trick-or-treat days are long behind us.  Halloween in Downtown Las Vegas Fortunately for you, you’re in Las Vegas, and Halloween is our holiday. Just like Chicago has St. Patty’s Day, Las Vegas has Halloween. The entire city is a fantasyland on any regular day of the year. Add some spooky, a little extra sexy, and a whole lot of alcohol

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Best Places to Watch the Big Game Bash Downtown Las Vegas

The Big Game will be here before you know it. Even if you don’t know who you’ll be rooting for yet, it’s never too early to start your game day watch party planning! It’s considered the biggest sporting event in North America and should be considered its own holiday. In 2020, the game is taking place in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2nd at the Hard Rock Stadium. Where to Watch the Big Game? If you aren’t able to make it in person to see and experience this massive event, then chances are you’re going to at least make plans

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Free Things To Do in Downtown Las Vegas

People love coming to Las Vegas because of the endless entertainment and things to do everywhere you look. The fun never stops in Sin City and the possibilities of what you can do and see are endless.  Free Downtown Las Vegas Attractions Downtown Las Vegas is known for its artistic nature and vintage charm. The best part about downtown is that there’s plenty to do for free! With so many things going on each night, you’ll have no trouble finding something to do, but in case you need a starting point, we’ve put together a list of some of the

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Race for the Case: Slot Machine Contest Downtown at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

The slots are an integral part of Las Vegas culture. Slot machines are one of the distinct sounds and sights many recognize just as they depart the airplane. Players around the world compete in many tournaments and races while playing their favorite slot machines.  At The Plaza Hotel & Casino, players will have the chance to compete over three days by racing to earn the highest points on their favorite slot machines.  History of Slot Machines Slot machines have a big history in Las Vegas. This is the place where the first fully electromechanical and video slot machines were made.

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Comedy Comes to Plaza Hotel and Casino with Comedy Works

Everyone loves to laugh, and comedy remains one of the primary conduits. Having continued to rise in popularity across the country and streaming services, comedy has also paved its own path in Las Vegas. While the Strip is known for larger productions, the downtown Las Vegas area is the place to go for smaller niche shows and stand-up comedy. Comedy Clubs in Las Vegas You can find some of the best local and national comedians in downtown Las Vegas as comedy clubs and comedy rooms are popping up all around the city. If you enjoy stand-up comedy, beginning September 12th,

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Things to Do Downtown Labor Day Weekend 2019

People think of Labor Day weekend as the final nail in summer’s proverbial coffin. But just because daylight is dwindling doesn’t mean that Downtown is going into hibernation, and neither should you! During Labor Day weekend, don’t miss these events and activities happening downtown and around the Plaza Hotel & Casino.  Things to Do Downtown Labor Day Weekend From entertainment to shopping, see all things to do downtown Labor Day weekend. Entertainment Enjoy a free concert at Fremont Street Experience or get your thrills gliding between a sea of pedestrians and the Viva Vision light canopy at Slotzilla Zip Line.

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What to Expect at the Life Is Beautiful Festival 2019

Downtown Las Vegas is a vibrant area full of art and culture that speaks to both a great past and promising future. The Life is Beautiful Festival, which returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, September 20th, and runs through Sunday, September 22nd, is a testament to this unique culture.  The festival will bring some of today’s most celebrated musicians, chefs, artists, comedians and speakers to the downtown art district for a three-day inspirational social platform and celebration of life. The Plaza Hotel and the Life Is Beautiful Festival The Plaza Hotel and Casino has been an integral part of Downtown Las

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Vote Plaza Hotel & Casino for Best of Las Vegas 2019

The Plaza Hotel & Casino has a lot to offer in downtown Las Vegas. In 2018, The Plaza won Best of Las Vegas in Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories. As an iconic part of downtown Las Vegas culture, The Plaza Best of Las Vegas list has been going on for several years with wins in many different categories.  In 2017, The Plaza won “Best Downtown Hotel” and in 2018, The Plaza won “The Best Steakhouse” and “The Best Downtown Hotel Pool” both in the highest category of Gold. Best of Las Vegas 2019 The Best of Las Vegas is an

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Bunco for Breast Cancer: A Dice Game for a Good Cause

If you’re looking for Bunco downtown, then you’ll want to stop by The Plaza Hotel & Casino on August 10th for Bunco Night. Before you sign up, learn more about this popular dice game. What Is Bunco? Bunco is a fun dice game played in teams. The game is typically played with twelve or more players and is often played as a fun ladies night event. When you’re in Downtown Las Vegas, Bunco can be a fun game to play because it requires no skill and is easy to understand.  How to Play Bunco The game of Bunco is easy

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Oscar Goodman’s 80th Birthday Celebration Downtown

On July 18th, Oscar Goodman’s 80th Birthday will be celebrated downtown at the Fremont Street Experience(FSE) from 5 PM to 7 PM and afterwards at Oscar’s Steakhouse. The FSE event will include an 80 martini salute poured with none other than Goodman’s favorite, Bombay Sapphire gin. There will be local entertainers and special guests, with a local celebrity appearance from Frankie Scinta. Who is Oscar Goodman? Oscar Goodman is a local celebrity in the Las Vegas area. He was mayor of the city from 1999 to 2011, and after that, his wife Carolyn became mayor in 2011. Before becoming the

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Introducing Modern Luxury & Technology in One Room: The Plaza’s Luxe Rooms

Have you ever wondered what Old Vegas would look like mixed with new technology? The Plaza Hotel & Casino is showing you what that looks like with our newly upgraded luxury rooms downtown. The Latest Luxe Rooms at the Plaza The new Luxe Rooms will have the best views on high floors and all the finest features and modern amenities. These amenities include pillowtop mattresses, luxury sheets, and technological touches like an Amazon Echo and 49-inch flat screen TV. The rooms will also be USB friendly and have a mini-fridge.  At 325 square feet, you’ll have plenty of space to

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Independence Day Pool Party at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

No other holiday brings out the patriotic spirit of our country more than 4th of July. On that day in 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England and Americans love to celebrate with a barbecue and cold beers. It’s a day that all Americans come together in the high heat of the summer and celebrate the independence of the United States of America. Many people choose to celebrate with fireworks and some with meat on the grill, so we’re honoring that tradition at our annual Independence Day Pool Party! Independence Day Pool Party at the Plaza On July

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Fun Things to Do on Father’s Day in Las Vegas

Father’s Day is the one time of year we get to show that special appreciation for our dads and truly show them how thankful we are to have them in our lives. It can be hard, however, to know what to do with dad on his special day. Fun Things To Do On Father’s Day in Las Vegas Las Vegas has so much to offer with great Father’s Day ideas to make him feel appreciated. We’ve put together a list of some of our best ideas to show dad a great time in Vegas. Take Him Golfing There are plenty of

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$100,000 Kachingko Event

Every Saturday in June, 10 people will have the chance to win $100,000 during The Plaza Hotel & Casino’s 2019 Kachingko event! Players can earn points by playing the slots, tables, and bingo. On the slots, each point amounts to one drawing entry for Kachingko. Kachingko Event Details For the tables, entries are earned based on time played, and for bingo, every dollar wagered gets you one entry. Entries for Kachingko can be earned until June 28th and must be deposited at the Royal Rewards kiosk on the day of the drawing between 6 PM and 8 PM to be

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Las Vegas Days Rodeo

When you think of Las Vegas, you might think of all the lights, clubs, and fantastic shows. While Las Vegas does have a lot to offer in the way of nighttime entertainment, the city knows how to party during the day too – especially with Las Vegas rodeos! The city of Las Vegas got its start as part of the Wild West, and Las Vegas Days (formerly known as Helldorado Days) celebrates the spirit of the Wild West with a Las Vegas rodeo and cowboy themed event! On May 10th and 11th you can grab your favorite pair of boots,

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Man Wins $270K at The Plaza After Betting His Life Savings

Ashley Revell: 'That spin was the most amazing moment of my life. It is a cliché but time did stand still. It was just complete calm.' For Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old man from London, gambling his life savings in Las Vegas actually paid off. In possibly the most famous bet of recent years, a 32-year-old Ashley Revell from Kent sold all of his worldly possessions to bet everything he owned on the roulette table in Vegas. Back in 2004, he won $270,600 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in a double-or-nothing bet at the roulette wheel. Revell chose to bet

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Play To Win A 2019 Ford Mustang

The Mustang is one of the most well-known and well-respected sports cars. As the best-selling sports car in the world, it has an excellent  reputation. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Mustang, now you’ll get your chance to win a 2019 Ford Mustang just for playing in the casino at The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. There will be a total of 15 winners selected, and five car qualifiers will compete in an exciting live stage game to win a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang! The drawing for the $30,000 Mustang Mojo will take place on March 30th

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday in Las Vegas

Revised: November 21st, 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday are finally here. Here are some tips to maximize your experience this year.After a day of turkey and football, the attention turns to the shopping spectacle known as Black Friday, the day of the year when every retailer rolls back prices to levels far below ordinary sales. Black Friday Travel Deals Black Friday isn't only for televisions and personal items, travel deals are some of the best Black Friday deals available. If you want to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your next getaway, Black Friday might be the

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Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations at Oscar’s 2018

This Thanksgiving, let us do the cooking so you can sit back and relax with your family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to do any of the cooking and cleanup? Thanksgiving should be time spent around the table as a family, sharing stories and laughs. That’s why we would love the opportunity to cook for your family. We understand how special eating a hand prepared thanksgiving feast is, that’s why we’re only using the finest ingredients to deliver a meal your mother would be proud of. This year, make Thanksgiving Dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse.

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Great Ways to Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a popular destination for many three-day weekends, including Veterans Day. The city loves the opportunity to thank those who have served our country, so there are many activities, events, and specials to enjoy in Las Vegas on this weekend. One of the best ways to celebrate Veterans Day in Las Vegas is by exploring the iconic downtown Las Vegas. There are plenty of different art installations, museums, and shows to see around. The Plaza Hotel & Casino is offering room discounts to all veterans and active military with rooms 20% off on weekdays and 15% off on weekends. When you

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Bingo Millions

What would you do with a million dollars? That’s probably a question you’ve briefly thought about, but never really considered. Would you go on vacation? Buy a brand-new car? Get a vacation house in Hawaii? Anything in your wildest dreams could become a reality just by playing bingo at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Every day we at the Plaza give you the chance to get rich instantly by playing Bingo Millions. Games are hosted daily at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM in the Plaza Bingo Room. Prizes start at $500 for

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Las Vegas Pickleball Open

Las Vegas Pickleball Open Whether you’re a pickleball expert or are just hearing the term for the very first time, you won’t want to miss one of fall’s most anticipated events. The 2018 Las Vegas Pickleball Open will be held September 25th to September 29th, and competitors will have the chance to win $25,000 in cash for the pro tournament. In addition to the pro tournament, there will be an amateur tournament and the option to watch as a spectator. People come from all over the country to compete in this oddly named sport and reign supreme. If you’re not

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Big Blues Bender Las Vegas: Packages & Schedule

Music moves the soul. It is a universal language that everyone can enjoy. And no other music genre can do it better than Blues. Blues music has been around since the end of the 19th century, and it incorporates spiritual sounds, folk music, and jazz. Call and response patterns characterize this genre, which roots come from African American history.  The individual notes used in this style of music give it a very individualized sound and makes Blues the perfect music to get you moving and dancing. For four days in September, the soulful sound of Blues music will take over

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American Heroes: Military, First Responders, and Teacher Discounts

Heroes come in many forms. They’re often the person sitting next to on a plane or someone you pass by on the street. They do a lot to help the people of this country and assist in making the world a better place. The Plaza honors all kinds of heroes: the military, our first responders, and teachers. We know that their jobs aren’t always easy, but they make the greatest impact. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our American Heroes. We appreciate our military for defending our borders and fighting for our country. We thank our

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Vacation Giveaway: Live Like A Boss

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live large in Las Vegas? You’ve probably seen plenty of shows and movies where people are staying in a luxurious penthouse and living out their wildest dreams in Sin City. People come to Las Vegas to play hard and win big, and now you’ll get the opportunity to do that while The Plaza pays the bills. Doing a luxurious trip to Las Vegas can come with a big price tag. Some of the best things to do in the city are dining at fine restaurants, enjoying a private cabana by the pool,

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Super Bingo Tournament At The Plaza

Bingo is one of the most popular games in Las Vegas, but Super Bingo takes it to an entirely new level. The Super Bingo Tournament brings hundreds of people from all over the world into Downtown Las Vegas for the chance to win big and meet other bingo players. It's not uncommon to see people come from as far as Hawaii and even Canada to take part and play in the tournament. The tournament at The Plaza Hotel & Casino takes place over two days in the newly remodeled ballroom, and all players have the chance to win $175,000 overall.

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Takeout Popup Pizza

Online ordering is now available for Pop Up Pizza.

Takeout Pop Up Pizza

Online ordering is now available for Pop Up Pizza.

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