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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 and 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 and Gary 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.  Hosted […]

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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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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 Big Game Viewing Party

Sunday, February 7th
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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