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On The Corner Of Main Street

On the Corner of Main Street is the best Las Vegas Podcast that provides an inside scoop on everything Downtown Las Vegas. From gaming and special events to new projects and the growing art scene, hear straight from the amazing people who are making downtown Las Vegas a unique and fast-growing destination. Recorded at the Plaza Hotel & Casino – on the corner of Main Street – Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel will be joined by special guests, including gaming industry leaders, entertainers, local officials and downtown partners, who will share their own exclusive and often entertaining perspective on where Vegas got its start and where it’s going now.

Hosted by Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

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Jacob Orth and Scott Roeben: Influencing Las Vegas

Scott’s back for his fourth appearance, but this time as “co-host.” That’s in quotes so you know that the author of Vital Vegas is NOT on the Plaza payroll. Scott and Jonathan talk to another big-time Internet influencer, Jacob Orth. He’s been posting YouTube videos on life in Vegas for several years under the easy-to-remember […]

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Las Vegas’ Super Bowl Maestro, Sam Joffray

Sam Joffray is the man in charge of Las Vegas’ Super Bowl Committee. He comes from New Orleans, where he organized that city’s Super Bowls, Final Fours and several other huge events in The Big Easy. Sam shares a few of the many, many details that must be in place for the big game: hotels, […]

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Pinkbox Doughnuts: An Immediate Hit in Downtown Las Vegas

It’s only been a few weeks since Pinkbox Doughnuts opened at The Plaza, next to the Carousel Bar. But the lines are nearly always out the door, as Fremont St. fans grab a sweet snack. Pinkbox is owned by the Siegel Group, and Jonathan sits down with Executive Vice President Judith Siegel and Chief Business […]

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JRoc, Las Vegas Entertainment Pro

JRoc, aka Jason Craig, has been behind some of the biggest bars and entertainment venues in Las Vegas for decades. He was part of the original Palms crew – standing in line for three days to apply for as many jobs as he could. JRoc remembers tending bar at the original Playboy Club, and getting […]

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The Odor of Mendacity (in Las Vegas?)

Oscar Goodman is back on his stool in the middle of his namesake steakhouse telling tales from the courtroom. The centerpiece is about a trial in Texas and how he (with the help of his insistent client) blew up the testimony of three police officers who failed to notice that people were watching. Also: a […]

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Gavin Isaacs, Las Vegas’ Hall of Famer

Gavin is one of those guys who’s literally kept the reels turning and cards shuffling for a couple of decades. The Australian got his gaming start in the legal department at Aristocrat Leisure Limited, rising to president of its Americas division. He was COO at Ballys Technologies, CEO at ShuffleMaster, and CEO of Scientific Games. […]

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Farewell Lisa Melmed

It’s been a great few weeks at the Plaza, as the reimagining of Main Street is nearing completion. The Carousel Bar is open, and the new non-smoking, video-friendly casino is open! Jonathan, Lisa and Gary discuss, and preview things still to come. But it’s also a bittersweet episode as the brains behind this podcast, Lisa […]

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Noah Acres, Gaming Industry Innovator in Las Vegas

Second-generation gaming executive Noah Acres runs Acres Manufacturing with his father, John. The company says: EVERY casino in the world uses at least one of its inventions. Its most famous tools: the system that links slot machines to create progressive jackpots and another that allows casinos to track slot machine players by using loyalty cards. […]

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Vital Vegas Has it Covered

Scott Roben is the very first person to be a guest for the fourth time! He and Jonathan and Lisa dive into what’s happening with the Plaza improvements, as well as downtown. Scott re-visits his dust-up with the Sahara, Scott still doesn’t get the appeal of pickleball and bingo, even as he was caught in […]

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Johnny Avello, Las Vegas’ Top Oddsmaker

For the past five years, Johnny Avello has been the face of DraftKings’ sports book, shepherding its rollout across the US. Before that, he ran Wynn’s sports book – one of the few remaining stand-alone books in Las Vegas. Johnny recalls many of his stops in his 40 years in Las Vegas – and how […]

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