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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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Ep. 65 – Oscar’s Steakhouse 10th Anniversary

It was a night to remember when Las Vegas royalty showed up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oscar’s Steakhouse. Not only did the former mayor tell a great story about ‘The Trial of the Century,’ he was the subject of a roast that included a rare appearance by legendary comic magician The Amazing Jonathan. […]

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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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March Mania Viewing Party 2024

Join us for the craze of college basketball playoffs. With games projected on a 24 foot screen, the Plaza Showroom is the place to enjoy March Mania games.

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