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Fresh update on "vegas" discussed on Sports X Radio
"Let's do this Sports X radio with Ken Thompson. Come with me, Katie on the Hump Day, baby. No place I'd rather be than Steiner's pub 17 50 north buffalo Right here in the Vegas Valley on the West Side, one of three in the Vegas Valley, 84 10 West shy and the original now in their 23rd year. 81 60 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Katie's done a remote or two. They're back in the day. And, of course, where I've been pretty much every Wednesday, the last seven years. Right here. 17 50, north buffalo, Right there, Albums and shopping center at Vegas. Drive My good pal. Marc Lawrence will join me in just a SEC. Marks made it out here a couple times. Lots going on Rich pageant Finley Toyota out of town scoreboard, which is one of them, and I'll get to all those scores at the bottom of the hour. Because I don't want to miss out on precious time with Mark Lawrence. Mark always has Several interviews on Wednesday night, So wanna take time and get into some of this good stuff, My boy Crooklyn Bala, just making it in and Steiner's a lots of great specials. And gonna be a lot of great stuff going on throughout the month of March. Of course, all those basketball games and don't forget Bgk. They have a lot of great specials going on as well. A lot of great beer specials Coors Lite's involved there. Guinness. Let me see what I say. They they got different points. I mean, it's too much for me to get into everything, but they also have the truly spike filters. Now they've got those here. Truly Spike Lemonade. Nice tease. It's great. We always advise, you know, Make sure no drinking and driving. So so yourself up with lift or over or have a ride.
Nintendo Direct And Latinx In Gaming
"And welcome the land parties episode fifty eight from the las vegas review journal. I am your host ryan smith and with me always my host and good friend lucas egging. Lucas how are you my friend. I am dealing. Well had a pretty good weekend. Started going back into final fantasy seven remake with my girlfriend. So she's going through it some having fun kind of watching her go through that ready for a nice long game and the the other thing i did this week going as i finally got a new phone so my phone from like five years ago is has been replaced and my goodness when you wait that long. It's ridiculous how much faster it is. Some blindly untreated even one of those people that like i use it till it breaks and finally i can't anymore i just can't was your weekend. I can relate to that. do good. I chill out. We we actually got. We had this like home garden Thing that we had gotten a while ago so we went ahead and planted that this week and And then i just. I just did. Some destiny went did that. Secret mission That was recently released. That was really good super atmospheric. I i i absolutely loved it. Got a solid gun from it and then played some more spiderman. Got the sinister six reveals. So we're grinding away. I'm moving along with that Those fantastic enough about us. Oh please introduce our guests. We are excited to welcome two very special guests today. You know them from the group. Latin x and gaming. You may have seen them honored at the game awards in december as global gaming citizens. We are excited to be joined. By the founder of nexen engaging cristina amaya and co founder and developer relations head. Elaine gomez thank you both to For join us today. How you guys then thank you. Thanks for asking. Yeah thank you so much for having absolutely thank you so much for taking the time and and i'm excited to talk about Talk about the Next and gaming and everything that you guys have done so far sorry. I didn't mean to cut you off there go ahead. You're fine. i was just gonna say we're excited. This is an amazing group. We talk to fernando last year. A little bit about the group. But we're we're super pump to take a deep dive into it but before we get to that. We just wanted to touch on a couple subjects and ryan last wednesday right before the nintendo direct rocked. I was so excited. Because i was almost one hundred percent. Sure that we were gonna get breath of the wild or pokemon or metro news. And we got them. We struck out. We struck out if you haven't you happen to be me on twitter. You saw like like the realization that like none of that was happening. And i look. I'll start by saying this. There were a couple of games. That intrigued me. I'm actually looking forward to the new. Mario golf game of the project triangle. Game looks interesting. I love that art style. But i don't know ryan. I was just disappointed. What about you. yeah. Yeah it was definitely. I felt like it was pretty underwhelming As far as what we thought we were gonna get versus what we actually got So i mean again. There were some some nice Games that they presented and whatnot. But i just thought that especially with it being a thirty five year anniversary of zelda. I thought we would get some some big news as far as with that again. What they said they were gonna port a port over night. Work soared scar. Yeah and i never. I never played that one. So i am excited to have the opportunity to actually go through and run that Zelda but i mean again it's it's been it's been a good amount of years since Breadth of wild came out. They've already we already know that breath a while to is is in the works. I thought for sure going to drop it like it's hot and give us some heat there but you know we. We did not get that so it'll be interesting. I mean again. This could be something that maybe in the second half of the year that they looked to drop then as well again. We know that anytime. People are are rushing games They seem to to very much have a negative impact on their releases. So you know again you guys. They know what they're doing They they always had. I feel like they have a solid plan as far as marketing and getting games out and stuff like that so i still think we'll get it this year Yes i thought it was going to happen then but the years not over is still early. My friend deshaun. Hopefully you're right. I just the joy was getting sucked out of me. The longer let direct went on in the close to the end that we got. That's okay though. That's a good. You're right the year is young christina a u and nintendo fan at all. Did you catch the direct. Yes i did not get to watch the direct because it winds carrying my meetings. But i will say that as a very large fan since childhood i straight up do not understand word sword. I'm just gonna put it out there. I would much rather buffalo wild to or just a teaser trailer. Something anything five seconds. Give me a carina time. At least you know what. I mean like i. Yeah i yeah. I don't even know what that is a series. What was that four. Like thirty something. I
Fresh update on "vegas" discussed on KCBS 24 Hour News
"I was used to the warriors winning with style. Yeah, this was not one of those games. You check it down with Kevin ratted. The Warriors. Hold on for 1 11 1 Oh seven Win at Indiana. Steph Curry led the way with 24 points despite going one for 11 from three Kelly You Bray, 17 Wiggins, 15 Draymond green 12 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in the victory. The warrior's end up two and two on the road trip. The US women blew out Argentina six. Neil and Group play of the She believes cut. Megan repeat No had a pair of goals in the first half. Carly Lloyd. Christine. US scored as well. Then Alexandra Carrasco and Kristen Press capped off the scoring with goals in the 84th in 88 minutes. The Sharks game against Las Vegas was postponed after Tomas Hertl tested positive for covert 19. And Tiger Woods is recovering after surgery to repair to open fractures in his lower right leg. Also at Penton screws inserted into his right foot following that roll over car accident near Rancho Palace, Vergis. How much does Tiger mean to the PGA Tour? Listen to Brooks kept to, it means a lot to the players and means lots of tour. You know, he's the one that brings the fans. It's the whole reason probably 90% of us around here, playing the only reason the sponsors are here because of him. The tour's Everything they've done is basically because of Tiger. Without him. Our game is a long way behind. So you know everything we do is because of.
Wife of drug kingpin "El Chapo" ordered to stay in jail
"The wife of an infamous Mexican drug kingpin, has just been ordered to stay in jail for now, after her arrest for drug trafficking. Federal prosecutors accused the former beauty queen of helping her imprisoned husband, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, to keep running his cartel from behind bars and plotting his escape from a Mexican prison. In 2015. He's now serving life at the Supermax prison in
Fresh update on "vegas" discussed on Mut at Night
"The unreasonable podcast, Julian and, Well, most importantly, my former intern, and he owes everything to me and I'm hoping to get those on residual checks soon. Julian. When I was in Vegas for many years covering fights. It was. It was fun to go in there, obviously, to gamble on direct sports gambling, the normal sports sports gambling if you will, from coming from an old guy, not that the player props that's kind of new but every once in a while you have the Different props where I cover a boxing match any of a boxing guy win a fire wind and they'd have the Kentucky Derby. You have a horse went so they had all the props. Can you walk into a Las Vegas book or any book now and do these player props? They should be pretty widely available books. They're getting better with them. They're gonna be They're not gonna be everywhere. Um, honestly, you know, The wager, and I'm not, you know, pumping our own tires here, but the way draftkings has it set up right now. Hopefully you have mobile betting legal in your state are able to use the draft things up because they won't run out pretty much every starter and an occasional bench player. Okay, will be on there for the most part in less were looking for In what we know that there's injury news that would significantly sway something, and we have that news like a big man. Whatever. LeBron James, if LeBron James questionable you're not going to be finding laters props because his At it means everything to the rest of the players on that team. Pretty much so as long as there's nothing egregious, um, most guys they're gonna be offered and they'll be up there. As for other books, it's It's coming alone. Other places that are better than some, but You can definitely find the more now than then. In the past and again draft kings is the king. That's what draftkings see what I did there. Hayman breaking the name combat sports have props. Like Like Like, Like Punches thrown in a A Nair a boxing match. They probably did I honestly I honestly cannot speak to the fighters crop world in in in boxing, but I'm sure there's Surfer. Bigger fights. There are more unique props office. I'm looking into it. All right. And NBA all Star game props. That must be a fun one where you have, Obviously, all these points, scored no defense. Ridiculous numbers. Is that a fun one? Or do you stay away from the NBA All Star Game? So the NBA All Star game is interesting. I think I the total goes up every year, but they have the new format where Fourth quarters. Just 24 point thing with Kobe's You have Ah, General idea unless one thing runs the other out of the building is having points for honesty in the last period, so I think I bet the under I don't even remember the number was something done, but that the under last year It didn't hit. But as the game went on, I got in on the live under is a few times because they were Shit. At a ridiculous pace, and I don't think it was. It was factored in enough that that last period was gonna be capped for points. There's no other way to do it. Um, it took a long time to play that fourth quarter was the team's tightened up on defense, and it was such a close game. But the point's just weren't there. So I think I'm going to assuming we see that same rapid days out of the gates. I think I'm gonna be looking for a live under this year again. Julien Lowe from Draftkings. Keep up the good work, buddy. I'm proud of you. And again, you're welcome. Actuals. Thank you Get All right. There. He is. Julian, that low sports book and DFS analyst Draftkings and DK live co host of Unreasonable podcast. Joining us here on the diehards Take our time out here When we come back, we will head back out to Las Vegas from the Sports X radio program friend of this show, Ken Thompson, the great Ken Thompson joins us next keeper Right here, he CT bets. Chris Thurston. I'm Anthony Pappy, where the diehards you're listening to the sports map radio network. Are you.
Report details mishandling of Elijah McClain's fatal arrest
"Any American ones. You report on the death of an unarmed black man, 23 year old Elijah McLane in Colorado two years ago finds the officers who stopped him were wrong for violently restraining him. CBS is Omar Villafranca is in Aurora. The report is calling for changes on how the police Department handles use of force cases. Including improving training and accountability systems. But McClain's family is demanding more. What is your version of justice? Look like fire? They shouldn't be. Police officers shouldn't be paramedics period. I think you should go to deal. You killed a young man. Yes, should be held accountable. The report says Police were responding to a call about a quote sketchy man in a ski mask and never told
"They're never truly gone": Biden honors 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19
"Bell ringing at the National Cathedral in Washington honoring the 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to covert President Biden with the message to grieving families, they will come The memory of the loved one you lost. Bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. ABC news chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega was there is the president lit candles in honor of those who died? This is someone who knows. Profoundly what grief and loss is he lost his wife. He lost his young daughter. He lost his son just a few years ago to brain cancer across the country coated cases and deaths are on the
Tuch, Fleury help Knights cruise to 3-0 win over Avalanche
"In the second period the golden knights scored all of the games goals and shut out the avalanche three nothing with the win Vegas leapfrog its way past Saint Louis to the top spot in the NHL west Alex Tuch picked up two of the night second period goals we really try to be hard to get our top guys and I think it led to a little bit of offense too and we were able to bury our chances I thought we played hard tonight we don't give any space and it worked out for us tuck scored just twenty one seconds into a power play then was credited with the goal when the puck bounced off Colorado defenseman Bowen Byram into the net Jonathan marches so made it three nothing the knights Marc Andre Fleury stopped thirty four shots Bruce Morton Denver
Washington DC National Cathedral honors COVID-19 victims as US reaches 500,000 deaths
"Other nation is processing. Another harsh reality during this pandemic is bells tolled 500 times at the National Cathedral tonight for the more than 500,000 dead from covert so far. And the president. Also honor victims is in his own way at the White House CBS News Special report at the White House Monday night. The Marine band playing Amazing Grace as President Biden pays tribute after the U. S. Covert 19 death toll reaches 500,000. Mr Biden spoke to those who have lost loved ones. The day will come. The memory of the loved one you lost. Bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. It will come. I promise you And that's when you know you're going to be okay. CBS is Dr David Vegas on the US passing another grim milestone. A half a million people have died from the virus, and so there is significant loss being felt. And literally every corner of the country.
Supreme Court Will Not Stop Turnover Of Trump’s Tax Records To New York City DA
"The Supreme Court refusing to block the turnover of former president Trump's tax records to a New York City prosecutor. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is seeking eight years of tax returns as his office investigates alleged hush payments to women and possible tax and bank fraud. Trump is called the New York investigation, a fishing expedition and a continuation of the witch hunt. The greatest witch hunt in history. Fox is Rachel
Tahoe game paused 8 hours due to poor ice
"NHL The outdoor game at Lake Tahoe has finally resumed eight hours delay to get the ice right now. The avalanche of going up to the one is Jodie Mack told Jin Nathan McKinnon's goal, making the difference after Alec Martinez had brought in Vegas even The late game out West, the Oilers leading the flames earlier, the wild beat the Ducks. 5 to 1 victories as well for the Hurricanes mate believes Red Wings and the Sharks 54 over the blues in Over time
CDC Reports Life Expectancy in the US has Dropped A Full Year
"A new report from the CDC finds that life expectancy dropped a full year in the first six months of 2020 because of covert 19 from 78.8 years to 77.8 years. CBS NEWS Medical contributor. Dr David Vegas joins us to explain. It's pretty amazing, You know, we say it's a staggering change. You know, a year because most years it changes by a month or two, mostly getting longer. So by losing this year, six months remember, this is the first six months of last year we lost a year in life expectancy that brings us back to 2006 until we lost 15 years of medical progress here on day. It's remarkable. The reason it is, is that the average person in the United States who dies of covert 19 Has lost about 12 years of expected life. And so that's an amazing figure again, 12 years of expected life, so the notion that it made me people out there saying, Well, these were people were gonna die anyway from something very quickly 12 years of extra life of being with their Children, their grandchildren doing with their love and contributing on the serve. We're no longer here. How do you calculate such a thing and arrive it that number That's that's terrifying. It was a Harvard study that was published for the end of last year, where they looked at the people who died and looked at their demographics and what was their expected life expectancy based on the chart. Good is we have a lot of people in the United States so we can do these statistics that are rather accurate. Many regards on DSA. So you know, the more I think the biggest disturbance from that year figure Is that when you look at, you know, blacks and you look at people of Hispanic descent, those numbers are even greater. You know, 23 times what we're seeing, you know, in the rest of the country. It's a really pushing it the divide here in terms of outcome with covert 19, and we have to address these issues. This isn't the sort of thing where someone can waive some sort of magic wand or give someone appeal and we get those years back, right? Sadly, no. I mean, hopefully, the vaccine will put a son back on a trajectory for lengthening life expectancy, which is, you know, really attribute to what's happened in science. No, it's going up a year from a 2006 to 2020 because of remarkable advances and diabetes and cancer and heart to do that really have made it impact. But we've lost a lot of that here now with his virus, with the 470,000 deaths in our country, and unfortunately an ongoing pandemic, we have to figure out what it changes on
Johnson & Johnson Could Deliver 100million COVID vaccineV Later Than Expected
"By the end of July. Well, it turns out the timeline isn't quite that certain 200 million additional vaccine doses secured by the White House will not be delivered until summer, Dr Fauci saying a substantial amount of doses from Johnson and Johnson will arrive later than expected. As for when everyone who wants vaccine will get one. President Biden is revising an earlier prediction. It's no longer going to be spring. ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers today will introduce their immigration
Kadri scores with 41 seconds left, Avalanche edge Vegas 3-2
"Nazem Kadri scored at nineteen nineteen of the third period and the avalanche escaped with a three two win over Vegas with the loss the Western Division leaders saw their home ice record dropped to eighty two and two Candriam lots of help including a goal and an assist by Brandon Saad I chose a lot we can kind of give up to Leeds there they battled back they're a good team about frost to stick with it after every goal we gave up keep chipping in and taken back to leave that's a big win for us Joonas Donskoi added a pair of assists for Colorado the Vegas schools came from Max patch ready and Jonathan marches so it should be noted that of the night's fourteen games only three of come on the road I'm Bruce Morton
ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April
"Awards, It's coming back to Nashville for a second time and will hold its awards show with three different venues. The ACM and Dick Clark Productions announced the show will air April 18th and will broadcast from the Grand Old Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. The show, which is normally held in Las Vegas, used the same Nashville locations where the pandemic delayed their show to last September. I'm least Scylla,
Pacioretty's goal, Fleury's saves lead Vegas to 1-0 win
"Max Pacioretty second period goal stood up as Marc Andre Fleury made thirty saves in the golden knights won nothing victory over the avalanche flurry has allowed two or fewer goals in seven of his eight starts this season he improved to twelve five into lifetime against the avalanche everybody thought a hard and and grind Anstruther games around get a call from Patchell is nice and and and to get that one not the Vegas move to five one or no since returning from a pause to recall the nineteen protocols and leapfrog the blues to reclaim first place in the west division Colorado played for the first time in nearly two weeks after it schedule was paused due to a coronavirus protocols I'm Dave Ferrie
Recent ‘Jeopardy’ Champion Dies Following Surgery Complications
"Are emerging about the recent death of a young jeopardy. Contestant. Here's more from CBS is Matt Piper Jeopardy. Contestant Brayden Smith was just 24. He died this past week, according to a tweet by his mom. He had been a champion competitors during Alex Trebek's final episodes as host The Las Vegas review journals as Smith died after suffering health complications following an operation Smith was planning to attend law school with aspirations of becoming an attorney for the U. S government. His obituary said he was looking forward to competing in the show's tournament of champions. He won nearly $116,000 during his record five day winning streak. That
"Jeopardy!" Champion Brayden Smith Has Died at 24
"Champion on jeopardy, died unexpectedly course wanted. Brian Clark has details one of the final jeopardy champions during Alex Trebek's time hosting the iconic game show from Las Vegas, Nevada, breaking news Smith but Brayden Smith's family said he died unexpectedly on February 5th in Las Vegas, which is 24 years old. In his obituary, his family said he attained a lifelong dream by becoming a five time jeopardy champion. And it looked forward to competing in the show's tournament of champions in a tweet jeopardy, says he was kind, funny and absolutely brilliant. No cause of death was announced
'Jeopardy!' champion Brayden Smith dies 'unexpectedly' at 24 years old
"Correspondent Brian Clark has details of the final jeopardy champions during Alex Trebek's time hosting the iconic game show from Las Vegas, Nevada brains, Smith Braided Smith's family said he died unexpectedly on February 5th in Las Vegas and just 24 years old. In his obituary, his family said he attained a lifelong dream by becoming a five time jeopardy champion, and it looked forward to competing in the show's tournament of champions in a tweet. Jeopardy, says he was kind, funny and absolutely brilliant. No cause of death was announced Mercedes
"Jeopardy!" champion Brayden Smith has died at 24
"Champion, has died Unexpectedly. He was only 24 years old Brayden. Smith was one of Alex Trebek's final champions on the long running quiz show in a tweet Friday, the show, said Smith was kind, funny and absolutely brilliant. His obituary says Smith died February 5th in Las Vegas. No cause of death was given. And the Houston Cougars
Las Vegas 'Jeopardy!' Champion Brayden Smith Dead At 24
"A five time jeopardy champion is dead at age 24. Brayden. Smith was one of Alex Trebek, spinal champions on the long running quiz show. His obituary says Smith died February 5th in Las Vegas. No Cause of death was
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"On this episode of the jeff does vegas podcast. I still think there's value in vegas. I'm not drinks are expensive. They're expensive shows food meals. Make sense it but you can't do it on a budget. Well i just think it's a wonderful wonderful place in spanish. Its name means the meadows. You might know it. As the entertainment capital the world lost wages or simply sin city. Of course talking about fabulous. Las vegas nevada on average forty. Two million people. Visit las vegas every year. And i'm one of them. I love this city. The sights the sounds the shows the people the history. I wanna share all of it with you taking you to the world famous vegas strip and beyond my name is jeff and this is the jeff does vegas podcast there and welcome to episode number eighty three of the jeff does vegas podcast before we get rolling this episode of the show. I want to thank my guest from the last episode. Danny elizabeth a legit vegas showgirl. Who's appeared in the legendary show jubilee and is currently one of the performers and host of the show crazy girls at planet hollywood. We talked about her past dancing. Experience training with a world renowned broadway dancer and choreographer and her road to landing her very first biggest gig. If you haven't had a chance to listen as of yet. Jump into the archives. Where ever you get your podcasts and search out episode number eighty two my special guest danny elizabeth or head to the website at jeff does vegas dot com all right here we go onto the show. It's always fun having other vegas fanatics on the show and my guest for this episode of the podcast definitely falls into that category. Joining me this time around. All the way from across the pond is steve white better known on twitter as las vegas. Uk if you've ever listened to these or cast podcast presented by travels orc. You'll be familiar with steve. He's the british half of the show and is extremely well-versed in all things las vegas stephen. I had an awesome conversation chatting about everything from our predictions. Potential changes coming to las vegas to our very first vegas trips. The mistakes we made and what we've learned from them to the rather unique vegas guide that he's currently in the process of writing and being that steve is in the uk and on full on lockdown. And i'm in canada with extremely strict quarantine measures in place. We thought it might be worth having a discussion about travel restrictions and.
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"The first live Vegas album that I want to share with you here is Tom Jones live in Las Vegas. Now I myself have actually been lucky enough to get to see Tom Jones in concert. I'm not in Las Vegas, but back in I would say 2001-2002. He was doing a tour across Canada and one of the shows was at the center of the Arts in Regina Saskatchewan Canada. I was working for a radio station in Regina at that time and we happen to have some free tickets for the staff which my wife and I took advantage of fact, we went not really knowing what to expect and based on what we sort of knew about Tom Jones at the time. We kind of almost went as a bit of a joke not realizing that in the end. It would probably be one of our favorite concert experiences of all time. The show was incredible. Tom Jones was Is an absolutely amazing performer and he came out there and when I say, you know, most most performers will give a hundred and 10% Tom Jones gave like a hundred and 40% when he was off stage. It was amazing. Tom Jones sang his balls off. He had a full percussion section. He had a full horn section. He had a full Rhythm Section. It was an absolutely amazing. Now part of that enjoyment probably came from the fact that we were sitting in the second row, which was just amazing to be that close to see a legend like Tom Jones performing that being said sitting in the second row at a Tom Jones Show does come with its own level of quote-unquote danger. One of the running jokes with Jones is that throughout his career women would throw their underwear on stage sitting in the second row, you're going to get a few pairs of panties to the back of the head and that did happen over the course. Show we just kind of laughed it off. Now that being said Tom Jones live in Vegas. This album was recorded in the showroom at the Flamingo back in the summer of nineteen sixty nine. The album came out in November of 1969 and Tom Jones his popularity was at a bit of a peek at this point. He was doing a TV show was a variety show called This is Tom Jones. This album is quintessential Tom Jones. There is an absolutely amazing energy and musicianship on this the same thing is incredible Tom Jones belting out a ton of great music. And of course all the hits are here including the likes of Delilah and it's not unusual and love me tonight place. There's a ton of great covers on this album some stuff that you might not actually expect. He does the classic Irish him Danny boy. He also covers a couple of Beatles tracks. He does. Yep. Saturday and Hey Jude putting his own little fun Tom Jones spin on it. He even wraps up the show with a Medley featuring a Twist and Shout and land of a thousand dances. It's very very cool stuff something I learned on this album and as a guy who's worked in classic rock radio and is a huge music geek. I am completely embarrassed to admit that I didn't know this before but the song Hard to Handle by The Black Crowes that was not a Black Crowes original and the way I found that out from this album. Tom Jones does his own performance of the song Hard to Handle which apparently was originally an Otis Redding song recorded in nineteen sixty-eight voir a B-side to one of his hits. So Tom Jones took that song recorded it here performed at live in 1969. Put his own little spin on it absolutely amazing job. This album his version just blew me away. Now. This album actually was big for Tom Jones's career as well. It went all the way to number two in the UK charts and number three thousand on the US charts and to this day remains his highest-charting album in the u s c I bet you didn't think you were going to learn something listening to this podcast the only down side that I found to this album. It doesn't flow as nicely as some live albums do when you listen to a live album. You kind of almost want that that concert experience that just carries you through all the way from top to bottom. I am not sure if they cut some stuff out due to time or or how that worked because of course back when this came out and in the late sixties at that point albums could only really be 45 minutes long. That was basically the maximum for a total album. So with Thursday, Album split up, I guess maybe they had to do some cuts for time which which cause some issues and some problems with flow a fun little thing as well that you'll find out on this album the last track on side one of the album titled. I'll Never Fall in Love. Again was actually a studio track that they added crowd noise too and dropped on this album kind of jobs are anyways, it's a great.
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"Your podcast. All right, that's enough of that on to the show off currently as a Canadian. I'm still not really able to travel to Las Vegas borders are technically closed and if I did manage to sneak my way down I'd have to quarantine for two weeks upon my return to the great white North not exactly an ideal situation. One of the things I'm missing the most about going to Las Vegas off the ability to check out shows and see world-class entertainment. But just because I can't go to Vegas doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little piece of Vegas right here at home and one of the ways to do that is by sitting down and either popping on my headphones or cranking up the speakers and pressing play on one of the many live albums that have been recorded in log. Vegas but if you want to have some real fun, I suggest taking a trip back to the Glory Days of Vegas and checking out the recordings of some the classic artists who have graced the stages of the strep and contributed to musical history. So for this episode of the podcast, I thought I'd share some of my favorite live Vegas albums and hopefully by the time I'm done they'll be yours as well. So the first live Vegas album that I want to share with you here is Tom Jones live in Las Vegas. Now I.
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"All right, that's enough of that on to the show off currently as a Canadian. I'm still not really able to travel to Las Vegas borders are technically closed and if I did manage to sneak my way down I'd have to quarantine for two weeks upon my return to the great white North not exactly an ideal situation. One of the things I'm missing the most about going to Las Vegas off the ability to check out shows and see world-class entertainment. But just because I can't go to Vegas doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little piece of Vegas right here at home and one of the ways to do that is by sitting down and either popping on my headphones or cranking up the speakers and pressing play on one of the many live albums that have been recorded in log. Vegas but if you want to have some real fun, I suggest taking a trip back to the Glory Days of Vegas and checking out the recordings of some of the classic artists who have graced the stages of the strep and contributed to musical history. So for this episode of the podcast, I thought I'd share some of my favorite live Vegas albums and hopefully by the time I'm done they'll be yours as well. So the first live Vegas album that I want to share with you here is Tom Jones live in Las Vegas. Now.
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"So this this character, Joe Augusta who was the entertainment director at the Tropicana with connections to the Kansas City mob family was. You know if you ask Harry read all bluster and and just claiming that to. To look good in the eyes of his bosses, was it Harry, Reid that they tried to bribe. Am I remembering that story correctly or is that a different a different episode? That's also him? Yeah. Yeah. He was on the Nevada Gaming Commission for about four years and like their enough stories in that four years that you'd think it was two decades Completely different set of guys that we're trying to bribe him but people wanted to get a gaming device approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission and the gaming control. Board to put into a casino, and it was like one of those. Games that Jeff Silver. He's given control board described it to me as like chucky cheese coin pusher where it looks like a bunch of coins, but it's just you know. You're not GONNA win anything. Probably doesn't belong in a casino they wanted to get it passed. So they offered him. Believe it was twelve thousand dollars. In Harry Reid turned around and went to the FBI and participated in an FBI sting operation. where he you know the FBI was on the other side of the wall and he was playing it up and actually got them to hand over the cash, and then the FBI came in and arrested the guys. Now, if I remember that story correctly I, I, I think I laughed pretty hard at that one was that the one where they were in the adjoining room and somebody had locked the door between the two rooms. Yes Harry Reid actually. He realized the FBI was trying to come into the arrest, but the door was locked. So he had to find a way to to casually saunter over and unlocked the door and let them come in. He kept dropping the kept dropping the code word he. That and they get nothing happening. It just wasn't as a signal to send the FBI and. They weren't coming in and then after they finally came in, there's this moment where. He went and tried to rig. Nagai's Knack. Said you son of a bitch tried to bribe me and like if you've ever heard Harry Reid talk just as quiet, very thoughtful guy, answer the picture him in that moment being mad enough to go and try to strangle a guy and scream at him i. It's Absolutely absolutely amazing. Again, just one of a million stories in this podcast that that are just. So incredible Frank Colada I gotTA talk when I. When I started listening to the podcast and I I mean, frank comes out right in the very first part very first episode of the podcast and I thought Oh my God. He actually is your tooling around with Frank Kaleida. First of all, I'm dropping a name that maybe some of my listeners might not be completely familiar with. So fill us in on exactly who Frank Kuwata is frank. Colada is a former associate of the Chicago outfit. Out of Chicago and sort of how the mob is structured is there are made guys is kind of the the term made famous in movies and TV shows, and those guys who have pledged an oath to the mob and. Committed a murder on behalf of the mob usually is how you prove yourself to the mob But then beyond that is this huge network of. Tipsters and associates in people that commit crimes on behalf sort of in conjunction with the mob and frank is one of those guys was an associate of the Chicago outfit In the Mid Twentieth Century, and his a burglar is a specialty in Chicago because he was. Doing these burglaries on mobbed few would give a cut back to the Chicago outfit's and yet a lot of friends in the Chicago outfit's one of them being Tony. SPLO- Tro, pretty famous guy who ended up being the MOMS reputed enforcer in Las Vegas, and that's how we ended up coming out to Las Vegas working with the mom out here. And, and so the experience of spending time with a guy like frank. Colada. I mean I know he offers tours or he did offer tours for a long time where you could connect with him and he would take you around the city and and it all wrapped up with with pizza back at one of his pizza joints But I mean for yourself. This is totally different experience of of getting in a car with this guy and I mean he he took you around Vegas and showed you some pretty. Incredible things. Yeah. And I'll give a spoiler here. So if anyone is about to go listen to the podcast and you don't want US lawyer, skip ahead a minute herself but. He's killed people. I got into a car with him. Knowing that he was a murderer, which is something I never done before. And one of the places that he took me to was. This residential home or this homeless residential neighborhood in Las Vegas where he had committed a murder and he told me how it happened while we were sitting outside of the home. and. That was surreal to say the least. Wow. And I mean some of the other spots he took you to places. He showed you where various burglaries had been committed. Various crimes have been committed and homes and residences belonging to other mob related figures. It's pretty incredible. Yeah. Yeah. It's and it was a weird way for me to being pretty new to. Las Vegas. To learn about the geography of the city because the city that transforms itself every five years seemingly and so you don't see a lot of this history in the buildings or anything like that, and so him driving me around a like added burglaries over there or they're used on a pizza joint and I don't think this made it into the podcast, but it was a pizza joint called the upper crust. Crust and he showed it to me and it. Now, it's a cricket wireless He took me to the spot where a lefty Rosenthal's car blew up and that was like a block from where I do my grocery shopping and I had no idea. So it was crazy to me to to you know learn about this history of Las. Vegas that you can't see anymore just going around on your own. And I mean overall. What was what was the experience? Like of that, I mean I I can't imagine. The as you say, the amount of history and what he's able to show you. But at the same time, you've got it in, you must have it in the back of your head at the same time that this guy. At one time was a was a bad dude. Yeah. I think in the moment, the podcast Romy was like I'm getting good tape like this is. Good stories and I am excited to see what we can do this. And I had obviously researched his story quite a bit before I ever met him. So it's not like any of the things he was telling me came as a surprise, I knew the facts of what he had done. I think sort of the the most surreal thing was hearing it in his own words and sort of I. Mean. These are stories. He's US most told before, and so he's used to telling them. So kind of weird for me where he talks about murder. Like you or I would talk about you know running an air enter taking out the trash Sort of in that space where you know he's just having a conversation with you, but your mind is just going crazy because you're like, oh my gosh, in a car with a murderer..
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"I also want to give a big shout out to Jake Gallon the host of the guest list podcast for having me on his podcast to chat. Jake is a vegas local WHO's doing a kick ass job of sharing the stories of the people of Las Vegas, and I was honored to be invited on for a conversation. If, you want to check it out for yourself I'll post a link to the episode in the show notes. All right. Here we go onto the show. Anyone who's ever spent time in Las. Vegas has probably heard someone say Vegas was better when it was run by the mob, but just how accurate is that statements? My guest for this episode decided to find out with his own podcast. Read Redmond is the host of mobbed up the fight for Las Vegas a new eleven part true crime podcast from the Las Vegas Review Journal, produced in partnership with the mob museum. Mobbed up takes a deep dive into the history of organized crime in Las Vegas and tells the story of the rise and fall of the mob with the help of the people who lived it. Read had the chance to talk with law enforcement officials, journalists who covered the stories, lawyers, judges, historians, and even one of the most famous connected guys to grace. The streets of LAS. Vegas former Chicago outfit and hole in the wall gang member Frank Lada. Talked about the inspiration behind mobbed up, having the opportunity to work with the mob on this project when it was like driving around for hours on end with a legit criminal and much much more. Please, enjoy my conversation with read Redmond. I'm pretty new to Vegas here just past a year. And, that is exactly how new I am working newsroom to I've worked for a couple of other podcasts before this. But I moved out to Vegas to join the Las Vegas, Review Journal, and to produce podcasts with them. So he kinda revamped podcasts running before I. got here. We sort of revamped on expanded on now. I. Don't get this wrong, but I, think we out six weekly podcasts. And mobbed up our second narrative project in kind of our our biggest effort to date in that arena But going back to sort of how I got started in podcasting. Think, it's it's one of those things i. Was Kinda by chance there when I was in Undergrad I was studying creative writing and I applied to MFA programs and thought it'd be you know writing poems in some way shape or form professionally. Hopefully. Right? If anyone has ever done that My last semester of college and Undergrad just happened to be podcasting elective that fit my schedule and I took it and I loved it and I was like there's no way. This could be a job. Head after I graduated, I ended up deciding. I. Didn't want to go and do an MFA program poetry and applied for a podcast Gig and then. End Up working in podcasting. So you were saying you came specifically to to Vegas to work for the Review Journal and be there they're podcasting Guru Kinda Guy when you got to Las, Vegas, and I always kind of like to ask this question of the people that that have moved to Vegas. I'm assuming you probably had some preconceived notions about what the city was like, what were some of those those ideas in your head of what life in Las Vegas was going to be like versus maybe a year later, what it's actually like for you. I had not been Vegas as an adult before i. Came, here for my interview, actually I was here when I was maybe four or five years old with my family. So I only memory of Las Vegas was. My brother, and I had one plastic swords at Excalibur and annoyed the heck out of our parents with them. And that was really that was all I knew about Las Vegas and. I applied for this job. I knew I wanted the job I was like is it is it worth moving there will, but it actually be like and. I kinda just tried to come into it with a blank slate and just say, let's let's give it a go and see how it goes and. I've actually I've loved it. I, was so pleasantly surprised moving here and I think that's that's something that a lot of people at move your say other surprised by how much of a local community there is and how great the city is outside of the Strip outside of Fremont street not that I don't enjoy going to the stripper Fremont Street but. Yet. Yeah. It's kind of a surprising year, but something I definitely enjoyed. So what you're saying is you don't live in a hotel. You don't work on the Strip, you're not not. I live at the top of Caesar's. Palace. Actually, I live I live downtown, and it's the cool thing about that is I couldn't afford to live downtown unlike any other US city I, mean, there's probably a few, but I moved here from Chicago and I definitely couldn't afford to live downtown Chicago. So it's it's cool to live downtown here and I'm right next to the Fremont Street experience if I want that But if I don't also right next to you know full under cool restaurants and cafes and all those kinds of things very cool and and you mentioned living. Living in Chicago One of the fun things about jobs like this that that I I know I learned from my time in radio is you get to bounce around and live in a few different places What are some of the other spots in the US that you've you've lived if you always been more so have you ever been out west, it's been all midwest I I grew up in Minnesota, and then I went to college in Chicago at Loyola University..
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"Of? Vegas experience and I have to kind of explain what that feels like or looking for a strip, experience and kind of everything else for hotels I mean I'm I tend to prefer the strip At I mean almost all of them. I haven't seen it all of them, but but many of them and I'm a big fan of the area. I'm a big Fan of Caesar's palace. I've never actually stated the Bellagio. Though I've seen the rooms. the big fan of the cosmopolitan but my all time favorite is the the Delano the hotel in behind em. Mandalay Bay there. That's stayed there once on like ninety nine dollar rate, and not really knowing much about the hotel and just blew me away. It's such an awesome room. So. That's one of my favorites and. Favorites off strip as well. I really like the resort down the strip. That's a really cool kind of spot it's it's very much separate from the Strip and downtown. Obviously, so it's kind of a resort unto itself so for people that are looking for kind of a you know. They want kind of a quiet live. Spend all my time at the hotel experience I recommend that place a lot and then kind of commute to the Strip to do everything else. And then downtown a big fan of the D. I think that's my favorite hotel downtown. The is such a cool spot. I had a chance. Last fall we actually We went into town for a night's game, and it was to happen to be right around Halloween and room rates were insane, so we actually stayed with friends in Henderson who live like ten minutes away from the M and after the night's game, we actually on our way back stopped at the for wander around in a drink and a bite to eat. And what a cool spot! And as you say, I mean you're. You're far from the Strip like you're not even strip adjacent year a twenty minute drive from the Strip, but definitely a very very cool spot to to Oh Yeah. It's got a lot to offer lots of good restaurants great pool. And the gambling is pretty decent to. If you are into table games and and other things there's there's some pretty good gambling there, which you can't really say about a lot of other places, and obviously it's you know it's still quite new I wish they would kind of. just just kind of tweak their design. A little bit I. Find that every time I go there. It looks exactly like it did on opening day. I'd like to see them just kind of. Maybe I. Want to say renovate. It doesn't renovation, but just kind of tweaked the design. A little bit updated a little bit. I think really Spruce it up, but yeah. I'm a big fan of the 'em. And Sad, what about you for hotels? Well you know I've only been there twice. and the first time we had an unwritten invaded bally's room. which you mentioned say. Felt like when we got out of the elevator was nineteen seventy six. And and then we stayed at Ti, which was actually a really nice room The only thing I can say is having walked through so many of the hotels the first time I went and trying to get an idea of where I would want to stay. I would say for me the blogs yours is. Above and beyond anything else for me, just a the the feeling of it and then. There's places like the Venetian that just even the win. When you walk in they they just have such a luxurious feel to it. And if you're willing to spend the money, I think those places would be on the top of my list for sure, maybe like Fred, says the IRA the FIDORA Tuck the little bit behind there and it it. It just depends on if you're going by yourself then. I don't think it's really worth If you're going with the guys you know I. Don't think it's really worth spending the money on a nice hotel like that, whereas if you're going as a couple with your wife or your spouse, whatever then you're looking at something like the Vidar those nicer rooms where you'll have the value. The first time we were there was this friend and I so. We didn't care. We just needed to room bed and a shower and a toilet in often. That's all we needed so yeah I think I would like to keep myself centered in the middle of the Strip so that it's easier to navigate if you're gonNA, go south or north, or whatever. If you're going, go the radio. You're still really close and I think the Rio to be one of a High Melissa just because of the poker there. And still the proximity of everything else. That's what I would do I think. Let's talk about My probably my favorite Vegas. This is always the the highlight of my trip report episodes for maybe anyways dining experiences. We talked a little bit earlier. You guys, you're not food. Lovers What are some of your favorite dining experiences? You mentioned the Gordon Ramsay restaurants earlier. Did you do hell's kitchen? There our last trip went for lunch, and it was for me anyways, exactly how I wanted it to be and what my expectations were. Expectation is really high and it. It pretty much met everything the service, the quality of the food, the just the the buzzing there the experience of it. Everything was up to par The food I mean the food. itself was just just amazing. And you're you're paying a little bit more pinger premium for being there, but that's to be expected given that it's a branded place and from a Gordon Ramsay as well you're. You'RE GONNA expect to pay a little bit more for me. The plate up all the places I've been in Vegas that would definitely be the best experience that I had foodwise and Fred what about yourself dining experiences? You have any recommendations or or personal favorites for yourself as well. I definitely have some favorites I'm definitely not the food the in the group I mean. Other than to say that. If you put food in front of me, I will eat it. So I'm not hard to please. My wife however is lakes APPS. She's very much a Foodie, and and also like said a very good cook, so I tend to kind of you know, eat and watch the reaction and hear them comment about it t to judge myself, but Yeah I've been very lucky over the years to join Bob Salinger. The author of the Book and a few others on different dining experiences trying to review restaurants crafts is one that always comes up as one of my favorites. I really enjoyed that. we did SPAGO one year, which was really really cool. I enjoyed that spot as well. I probably would get something different. If I went, but that was a that was a great experience. to treat ourselves Shantelle and I. we stated the area on When was that a couple of years ago? I think six hundred eighteen and it was right after we went after the first time. And we deal. I got there had came with like a you know a hundred dollar dining credit, or just a resort credit, and so we We took that opportunity to go to The French place at the MGM there It's one of the restaurants. It's rated very high in the unofficial guide so I thought well. Let's go check it out. We'll have one hundred dollar head, start and It was while it was. It was very very good, but the quality and the you know. The presentation was so over my head that I couldn't really appreciated. I could. Be Showing. That's that'd be show on. Yeah, so there's. Show has the his main restaurant which is like black-tie, whatever and then there's like this. Kind of attached to the kitchen, is this very casual version of that with a very similar menu, and so we went to the cashable part It was excellent, but like I say it was kind of my head. The you know just like little flowers appearing on the side of your soup, and you don't really know what you're supposed to eat and what you're not supposed to ease and. This guy's got a very very good. In pretty one you're not supposed to which is supposed to use I'm eating with my hands and. So, you're supposed to eat that like okay, how much! Sir! That's Potpourri, that's. What are these chips? As Pope, racer think it's also. We M. On if you WANNA like on a scale like the bottom. Bottom dollar be the cheapest that we age for. Where's the dollar? Twenty five hotdogs at South Point. We've played poker which were amazing. and then up to the hell's kitchen for me, but another place that was like I mentioned before was Ellis Island. For for seventy nine till. So, Fred and I signed up for the we the whole deal. You sign up for this players card. Ya GotTA. Pay For you gotTA. Play ten bucks..
"vegas" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"Host WHO's only had the opportunity to visit Vegas a couple of times, but he's equally as passionate about the city I reached out to the guys to see if. If they'd be interested in coming on my show to talk about their show, and they were more than willing to do, so we chatted about their love for Vegas what inspired them to launch a vegas related podcast. What keeps them going back to Vegas and they shared a few of their own las. Vegas picks tips and tricks. Please enjoy my conversation with Fred and Saab of the unofficial Vegas podcast. Those Eboni our personal stories that we met playing on a baseball team got, but said fifteen years ago or something thousand. And we quickly discovered that we had all kinds of things in common from. Our interest in poker to music. Sports and all this kind of stuff, so we became good friends over the years and then I was really interested in in Seb's addiction to poker so I wanted to kind of pick his brain and learned about the game and you know in in play along with them and try to see if I could take a crack at it so over the last six or seven years. We've been diving into that and. and so I said to him at one point. You know what we got to go to Vegas like I've my my job. Is that I work for a company called train plans dot com, and we cover a bunch of travel destinations in the states, and one of them is Las Vegas, and so I was often going there for work, and so I said we gotta get you out there and play Vegas I play Poker in Vegas, do the real thing, so that's kind of our story, and we found ourselves talking about it so much. We said Hey. Let's respite and put it on a podcast. See what happens. Yeah I. Think he wasn't so much a question of of if we're going to go as a matter of when. And said. How did that I that? First Poker game in In Vegas Go Iowa's. I mean it was amazing i. Just thinking about it still gives me the goosebumps. I mean the first game. Actually. itself wasn't great because we. We were at bally's and we. We didn't know exactly where we were going to go. What we're GONNA do. We hadn't a bit of an idea and and ended up at bally's It was okay you know we be. We didn't do all that well, but it was kind of it kind of gave us a little bit of taste, and then we made our way to Bellagio, which. I mean that took the cake for the entire trip. Even the other trip that we've done I still from e Balaj Yo is the it just has that It has something to it when you're sitting there. He just feels like nothing else and I've been a book rooms before. There is a poker Montreal that we go to, and it's just not I mean the Bellagio has that? You feel like you're in Vegas. It. It feels like you're this, is it? This is where you should be playing poker if you're GONNA. Do it so. The first trip was when what year I would have been probably four years ago that we played poker so. Holly Sixteen that's about it. And then we went again two years ago or last summer, actually went again. I've been going to vegas at least once a year usually once or twice a year since two thousand and eight when I started working for the unofficial to Las Vegas. Never, to play poker, but just to do all of our different research projects that we have to update the book every year, so we'll check out new shows new hotels restaurants everything we cover everything, and we usually do it as a team so and I just absolutely love the place I mean I didn't know if I was going to like it. When I went the first time before that most of my work was in Disney parks, both in Orlando and Anaheim. and so I was looking for doing something different, and then Vegas just just absolutely fell in love with the place I. Just Love It. It's basically it's Disney for for grownups it is. And, you hear that a lot and a part of me thinks that you could. You could also make a case that Disney. Disneyland is Vegas for kids. which way it should swing because I think Vegas Vegas gets a lot of things right that the Disney theme parks don't It's very very hard to get a good value vacation in the Disney. It's become extremely expensive it's very difficult to do on a budget whereas Vegas you can still have an amazing trip in Vegas for dirt, dirt cheap, and so I think ways where vegas kind of sets the bar for American destinations. Approve of that that the trips that we've taken. were fantastic and we didn't break the bank. Like I said the first time we were there, we stayed at bally's and I. Think the room was like. I? Want to save thirty bucks the US, a night at plus a resort fee, but still it's not the. That's the that's the difference you can. You can go to Vegas and spend tons of money. If you want, you WanNa stay at what used to be the mandarin which is wls. Or would no, it's not. It's the other bits right. Or you can go in stay at the circus circus. If you want doesn't matter in, you can make your trip whatever you want and it doesn't matter how much money you have. Cowboys were how little you have. It's Vegas. There's things for everybody that's always kind of been one of the fascinating things and one of the tough questions that that I found as a as a podcast, and as a person that that puts myself out there for questions, and and and such as one of the big questions. Everybody asks us. How much money should I bring and it's a question that really there's no, there's no right or wrong answer to that question. Well, the answer is how much it got you don't. You can basically you can spend as little or as much as you want, and that's. That's the great thing about Vegas I mean it's absolutely true. In fact, one of the things that's list for our podcast is I. wanted to do like a series of podcasts where you create sort of a set of rules for example you have to see show every night. You have to get a meal you have. have to. Do you know at to stay in a certain level of hotel? But how would you structure your trip for like sets? Let's say five different budgets from a seven hundred dollar budget budget all the way up to a ten thousand dollar budget, and to see what you would pick. How would you go through the different decisions to plan out your Vegas trip and it's kind of a fascinating exercise to see. Where you would want to spend that money, but but I was amazed at how you could do it on the cheap end. Mean they really it really is possible to do it's it's you have to get a little more creative? You have two little, no a little bit more about where to find those deals but it can be done can absolutely do it and have a great trip I find. The possibilities are endless especially if you use a tickets for tonight for example. You can just get there so many deals everywhere in so many different things to do. You could go literally go to Vegas thirty times and have thirty different trips it. You could make it so that it feels like you've gone to thirty. Different places were as opposed to when you go to Disney. You're going to Disney that's you're gonna see the same things you're. GonNa see the same park sued same attractions the same rights whereas Vegas just so many different options. That the possibilities are endless. At, a good friend of mine once told me that only suckers pay full price for things in Las Vegas and and I. Don't know if there's a truer statement that quite honestly because you're right. The the the ability to get deals and I'm not saying. Go sit through a time. Share presentation to do it because that's the absolute worst thing that you can possibly do but the ability to get deals really is endless as you say as opposed to a Disney park. Where there's there's no haggling. There's no twenty dollar trick. There's no cops. There's none of that stuff in in in there, so so I think you're right. I think to to do the comparison yeah. Vegas is definitely is one hundred percent is Disneyland for adults and and. and vice versa. You mentioned this is kind of interesting. You mentioned that there are certain things that that Vegas gets right that that Disney gets wrong just as a for a fun little exercise. What would you say the flip side of that? What are the things that Disney does right that? Maybe Vegas gets wrong well the one thing that Disney do really well as they can. Can really control the transportation i. mean the fact that all of the entertainment that you experience in at a Disney resort is controlled by Disney. It means they can really can really manipulate the the entertainment, so the one thing that Vegas really struggles with is that you've got competing properties that don't really want.
"vegas" Discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
"Do have a best bet coming up from St Fezzet here in just a couple of moments, it is an NFL related best. Bet Your chance to make some coin on the national. Football League, but first I wanted to get your thoughts on this because I might be the only one who thinks this is a bigger deal than maybe some people are reporting on it, or at least discussing Sean Payton and I don't WanNa make accusations here, so I don't WanNa come on the air and say four certain that Sean. Payton was buckled when he was doing this interview. I have no idea whether he was drinking or. Or not, but he came out pretty strong on several subjects and Sean. Payton was on one, zero, five, seven, the fan in Baltimore, talking about the acquisition of Jameis Winston, signing James Winston and he went on to say that back in twenty fourteen that Lovey Smith, and the bucks took out all their starters, so they could lose week seventeen to the New Orleans saints so that they could end up with the number one pick so that they could draft Jameis Winston now if you go back and look at that game, new, Orleans or Tampa Bay was up twenty two seven. They had a thirteen point lead at the start of the fourth quarter and ended up. Twenty three to twenty. I mean. Call me crazy Fez, but if I'm finding out that a team is trying to throw a game. And I'm a sports better. Wouldn't that Piss you off if you had money on Tampa Bay. It's all about player performance evaluation Jonas. He got to see what you got with some of the backups, and frankly we've been seeing this in the NBA for a decade now so I think there's a big distinction between a team trying to lose versus a team juggling their lineup, and they lose because of it. I know that sounds to be similar, but I think there's a big differential between the. The two well, let me here's my theory as to what actually happened. This is what I think happened because. Sean Payton specifically said Lovey Smith took out all his starters. Here's what I think happened I think. I don't think lovey Smith wanted to do it. First of all I think. Lovey Smith was told by the front office. Take out your starters late in the game at some point so. So that, we can improve our odds of losing that football game and I think lovey. Smith went against everything that he knows about football competition, everything in his core and tank to the game late by taking the starters out, and then a year later got fired by the organization I. Think Lovey Smith was pissed off because he did everything for the organization when against everything inside of him as As far as competition goes, took his starters out of the game thinking I'm helping the organization at least they can help me. And a year later got fired for it, and they turn the keys over to dirt cutter I. Think Lovey Smith was pissed off about that felt like he got wronged and got duped by the organization, and that's why he told Sean Payton the story. That's my theory. Possible but lovey Smith has never been very much of a football coach and Tampa. Bay Did get Winston instead of Marietta show. It worked out better for them G's, and you're taking out. Lovey Smith to finish up the show. Good guy says all right, so speaking of Lovey Smith and Lovey Smith former team, and actually before we get your best bet here says you have a prediction when it comes to the NFL draft, I want you to just throw this out to everybody I'm not even going to respond to it I'm going to let it marinate for everybody's ears, and then we'll get into your best bet, so just go ahead within ten to fifteen years, the NFL will implement a. Lottery where they'll have the ping pong balls like the NBA, and you're not gonNA be guaranteed the number one pick with the worst record so ten to fifteen years. The NFL have a lottery that according to Steve Fez. Fez Best Bet Lovey Smith related his former team. The Chicago bears. What are you got? Chicago bears season when the bears are going to go under eight wins Jonas. The bears are overrated. They went eight eight last year and I. I hear the talk. Hey, foles could be an upgrade over trubisky. Shouldn't the bears win more than eight Games will possibly, but here's the problem Jonas the. The bears won eight games last year, but they really should have only one six. The bears had three fortunate wins because they got to play Detroit's backup. quarterbacks driscoll BLAU and week seventeen. The Vikings didn't play anyone. You talk about emptying the bench, and because of that the bears got three tainted winds on the bears under eight.
"vegas" Discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
"On National Radio Mike God what else you got in the toolbox. Don't answer that all right. A game game number four game number four says five week one lines in the NFL that surprise you. What's game number four? All Right? My Las Vegas Raiders I have to talk about them going to be playing in allegiance. Stadium I drive by it almost every day Jonas their Ad Carolina the Linus, Peckham and I gotTa tell you. I really feel the raiders should be favored. Carolina's already rebuilding. They have a brand new coach and Matt Rule. Brand new quarterback in bridgewater. My feeling is that with Cova and with the Elimination of the OTA's limited practices. This is really going to put new coaches and new quarterbacks up against it, and because of that I favor the raiders. Do you agree Jonas Yeah I? I agree as well, too. I think Carolina's GonNa be overrated. I think it felt like Carolina. was kind of making it up this? This offseason like some of the moves if you're rebuilding, why are you making this move? And then going out and making this move? It's like they got rid of all their their veterans, but then they paid a bunch of money to bring in Teddy Bridgewater. And then they brought in quarterback from the, and it's like Oh, well, Matt Rules Connection with all these guys are great, but that doesn't equal out to success immediately and I think they're in one of the more difficult divisions in the NFL. Carolina's GonNa Struggle this upcoming season. Carolina season win number. Five Asa Las Vegas. Saying here's a team that clearly is going to be rebuilding the team with the lowest season when Jacksonville going to be a long year for the Jaguars at four and a half Jonas all right Steve Fezzet final one your fifth game. Five Games surprise you week one lines in the NFL. What's number? Five Green? Bay at Minnesota and Minnesota is laying three and a half and frankly Jonas. I think that most people and I agree think these teams are pretty close to equal and Minnesota's a really good homefield worth about three and a half so this line would make sense if there were fans but a big part of Minnesota's home field advantages. It's very noisy stadium there i. don't think there's going to be fans more than eighty percent. Chance that they'll. They'll just be token fans or no fans and attendance, and because of that I can't see how Minnesota should be favored by the three and a half. It should be more like two to two and a half. What the reduced home field advantage should be. Do you agree well I would disagree I like Minnesota in this game and I like him big here's. First of all. It's a one PM eastern time kickoff, and we know that favors kirk cousins because of his OCD, secondly Minnesota knows what it's like to kick out fans because they kicked out, Ragnar, their longtime mascot, a few years back, and he hasn't been allowed back in the building all right, so the fact that Minnesota's already setup themselves for understanding what it's like to lose at least one fan and a very. Very valuable fan at that I think Minnesota's accustomed to it. I like Minnesota big in that game. Yeah, Kirk cousins, when the game starting at one o'clock eastern. If you just did nothing but bet on Minnesota you cash two thirds of the time, if the starting time as anything other than one PM eastern the other team, their opponent caches two thirds of the time. Can it be that easy Jonas I know? Now that I picked Greenvale probably win by two touchdowns. So who knows all right.
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"People will be online to be betting on sports. I fully expect the sports. Books in the casinos are reopening will be humming with active, and by the way. Let me tell you who else who else his job just got a lot easier, busboys and barbeques because they're no longer going to have to wash glassware because I think everything is going to be in plastic or bottles. I'm serious. The you gotTA. Look out you got to look out for the for the people that are impacted here, no longer having to wash glasses to bend over and rip your backup happened to wash glass. Everything comes on like a plastic Carnival Cup. We come on Fez. This is good news for those guys. Make sense you got. You gotTA remember like we're talking about your background so I never liked paid my dues like you did not. Listen, when near the Radicek et's it's. It's all from all right. So Steve as you actually did some looking ahead when it came to the NFL and you've identified five week one NFL lines that surprise you so i. don't know if you want to start off with your least surprising line of those five or the one that really stunned you, but take away your five lines at surprise you most, and you can use me as your defacto Guinea. Pig whose awful at predicting lines and how lines are GONNA move if you want to set up these week, one games all right so we. We Got Dallas there the favourite there lay in two and a half at the rams to tell you Jonas I understand. The Dallas has a public team with all the weapons they have, and now with wide receiver lamb and the draft, but last year Dallas was awful on the road. They were a bad road team. When they played a decent or good team, they just failed. They failed at New England at Philly. They failed at New Orleans with bridgewater at quarterback, and they failed at Chicago I was really surprised at Dallas came the chock against the rams on the road and so Dallas. Being two and a half point favorite on the road at the rams. I mean not to mention the fact that it's you know the rams opening up that brand new building. The rams finally having their own place to play is is whether or not fans will be allowed in attendance. Is that going? Dictate how this line moves if it moves all I, don't think the fans matter. Because I think half the fans would be cowboy fans Sophie Stadium. What does matter. We actually gave this out rams as best bet on straight. Outta Vegas just last week is the fact that the rams have three of their four preseason games at that stadium? They should know the sight lines very well provided. Those Games are played a straight OUTTA. Vegas here on Fox Sports Radio Steve.
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"Radio Jonas DOC STEVE RESIC IN FOR RJ bell coming up here just a couple of moments we will dive into how something you watched. This past weekend has impacted today's gambling world that coming up here in just a couple of minutes from now on Fox sports, Radio but first we've got to get the weather from the Las Vegas Strip, and it is appropriate with the announcement that the Venetian is opening things back up on June first standing high atop the Venetian. It is our meteorologists and filling in Steven Pheasant of get the latest from the Strip. Steve Every day we bring the excitement of the Vegas Strip to you. It's seventy five degrees and. And the NEON is dark. Are you tired of the NEON? Being Dark Steve I am and I, think I can speak for almost everyone June first exciting. Venetians can open up and I got to tell you Jonas I have every expectation that we're going to see the MGM Open. Up New York New York in the Balaj and my town is going to start to open back up. Yes, rising from the ashes now rising from the ashes this past weekend, and over the past several weeks has been nineteen nineties basketball and you're probably thinking. Is this just like another example of? We're just GONNA recap the last dance and just play it lazy because there's no interesting topics in the world. World of sports none no, no, no, no, this is how you move the story forward in Sports Talk Radio, so St Fezzet in watching nine hundred ninety s basketball over the weekend I was I never had an issue with defensive games I never had an issue with games that were in the eighties of the ninety S. I grew up watching NFC. NFC Central Football back in the day, and that was all about defense I remember watching a Thanksgiving game in which the bears beat the lions, ten to three or ten to six, I was used to that type of offense and lack of offense, and it being a defensive game, and so I never minded the NBA being like that. That way back in the day, but when you see those scores that flash up on the screen in big time games scores in the seventies, scores in the eighties scores in the nineties and you look at today's game has changed. It does bring up the question. What has the difference done to the handicapping world as far as people out there trying to get down and bet on basketball? Yeah, what N- evolution that's occurred in the NBA generation to generation? You know if you went back actually to the mid hundred eighty s scoring pretty high, you saw the average team getting about one hundred ten points per game by the late nineties, and we saw this obviously in the last dance. It became a League of defensive specialist. Seemingly the pace was slower. Teams were struggling Utah Jazz, only fifty four points in a playoff game, and here the numbers Jonas from ninety six to ninety, we saw average scoring for teams below one hundred points, and that really continued frankly for the next eight years, and it was a league where you didn't have to have any offensive skills to be a good player Dennis Rodman. Avery Johnson only average eight points in his career Ben. Wallace less than six points to Cambay Matombo..
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"Get in the zone, autozone so. The Michael, Jordan last dance. Documentary Steve Fezzet has had all sorts of late years attached to it, and it comes in time in which people are trying to find something to talk about and so every single Sunday for five straight weeks there were different things hanging off the tree that p people could pull from the latest is the quote. Unquote flew game in which Michael Jordan said in the final episodes of the last dance that it actually was a pizza that he ordered, and he had gotten food poisoning from the pizza, and it wasn't exactly the flu game well as it turns out the man who claims to have made the pizza. For Michael Jordan, which was delivered to his room in Utah His name is Greg fight and he appeared on the Ben Maller show. He also appeared on the herd with Colin Cowherd, and he's made on on Fox sports radio, and of these Fox sports radio affiliates, and he's made the rounds in done some interviews, and he is saying that there was nothing done to the pizza. It was not intentionally poisoned because he in fact is a bulls fan. He made the pizza and even joked that he was gonna make sure that it was extra special. Before the pizza was sent out to Michael Jordan, and he didn't even know if it was for sure. Go into Jordan until he found out after the fact, here's why it doesn't matter whether or not. This was intentionally poisoned or not, just because he didn't intentionally poison, the pizza doesn't mean that it wasn't food. Poisoning I've had food poisoning before I had a sub sandwich from a sub sandwich chain. I'm not name names here because I. Don't want to out anybody. But I got food poisoning, and it was awful for about twenty four hours I was vomiting. Vomiting everywhere six, literally sick to my stomach I. Don't think that the guy behind the counter who made the sandwich intentionally tried to poison my food. He baby just had some bad products there so to me this whole well Michael, Jordan's not being honest about the pizza. Look just because the food was poisoned doesn't mean that it happened intentionally. It could have been bad ingredients. It was the end of the night I think it's much to do about nothing and more a more of an indictment on the lack of sports that we have to talk about. About this is even a story in my opinion, says yeah, I agree. Let's face it Jonas one. Do you think was the last pizza? They made in Utah in Salt Lake that night at eight o'clock pm, so ingredients sitting out for maybe two two hours two and a half hours so basic stregic. If you're GONNA eat late night, probably eat in Vegas not in Salt Lake and I. think that had more to do whether it was intent or not. I think we all knew that Jordan was indeed very very sick. Yeah, I just to me. Me What I when I'm seeing, some of the reactions and people are saying Oh man. We knew Michael is now. Listen Horace. Grant late into Michael, Jordan, and I've said from the START I think a lot of what we saw on this quote. Unquote documentary is an indicator that when you see a documentary, it's not exactly a documentary making a murderer that was cited towards one aspect of it whether it's you know if you want to go all the way back, and you WanNa, go to paradise lost, which was about the murders and Robin, Hood Hills. which which came out on HBO years and years ago. If you're getting a documentary, it doesn't mean that it's entirely accurate. It's just accurate to whatever that side of the argument wants to portray. So just because Jordan is saying these things as we're finding out, they're not exactly all one hundred percent truce. They're just stuff that he is putting into the documentary and people are running with it i. think we gotta calm down a maybe he was his food was poison, but it doesn't mean that it was done intentionally regardless. Did you have money on the? Flu, game, Steve Don't recall it's been too long. Yes, all right. It's a Steve. Jonas knocks in for RJ bell here on. Fox Sports Radio Straight OUT OF VEGAS HERE ON FSR and you can check out the show on the IHEART radio APP all right coming up next. There is an aspect to today's gambling world that was impacted by something. You saw.
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"Get in the zone autozone. So the Michael Jordan. Last dance documentary. Steve Fezzet has had all sorts of late years attached to it and it comes in time in which people are trying to find something to talk about and so every single Sunday for five straight weeks there were different things hanging off the tree that p people could pull from the latest is the quote unquote flew game in which Michael Jordan said in the final episodes of the last dance that it actually was a pizza that he ordered and he had gotten food poisoning from the pizza and it wasn't exactly the flu game. Well as it turns out the man who claims to have made the pizza for Michael Jordan which was delivered to his room in Utah. His name is Greg fight and he appeared on the Ben Maller show he also appeared on the herd with Colin cowherd and he's made On on Fox sports radio and of these Fox sports radio affiliates and he's made the rounds in done some interviews and he is saying that there was nothing done to the pizza. It was not intentionally poisoned. Because he in fact is a Bulls Fan. He made the pizza and even joked that he was gonna make sure that it was extra special before the pizza was sent out to Michael Jordan. And he didn't even know if it was for sure go into Jordan until he found out after the fact. Here's why it doesn't matter whether or not this was intentionally poisoned or not. Just because he didn't intentionally poison the pizza doesn't mean that it wasn't food poisoning. I've had food poisoning before I had a sub sandwich from a sub sandwich chain. I'm not name names here because I don't want to out anybody but I got food poisoning and it was awful for about twenty four hours. I was vomiting everywhere. Six literally sick to my stomach. I don't think that the guy behind the counter who made the sandwich intentionally tried to poison my food. He baby just had some bad products there so to me this whole well Michael Jordan's not being honest about the pizza. Look just because the food was poisoned. Doesn't mean that it happened intentionally. It could have been bad ingredients. It was the end of the night. I think it's much to do about nothing and more a more of an indictment on the lack of sports that we have to talk about. This is even a story in my opinion says. Yeah I agree. Let's face it Jonas. One do you think was the last pizza they made in Utah in Salt Lake? That night. At eight o'clock. Pm So ingredients sitting out for maybe two two hours two and a half hours so basic stregic. If you're GONNA eat late night. Probably EAT IN VEGAS NOT IN. Salt Lake and I think that had more to do whether it was intent or not. I think we all knew that Jordan was indeed very very sick. Yeah I just To me what I when I'm seeing some of the reactions and people are saying. Oh Man we knew Michael is now. Listen Horace Grant late into Michael Jordan. And I've said from the START I think a lot of what we saw on this quote unquote documentary is an indicator that when you see a documentary. It's not exactly a documentary. Making a murderer that was cited towards one aspect of it. Whether it's you know if you want to go all the way back and you WanNa go to paradise lost which was about the murders and Robin Hood Hills with which came out on. Hbo Years and years ago. If you're getting a documentary it doesn't mean that it's entirely accurate. It's just accurate to whatever that side of the argument wants to portray so just because Jordan is saying these things as we're finding out they're not exactly all one hundred percent truce. They're just stuff that he is putting into the documentary and people are running with it. I think we gotta calm down. Maybe he was. His food was poison. But it doesn't mean that it was done intentionally. Regardless did you have money on the flu. Game Steve I don't recall it's been too long. Yes all right. It's a Steve. Jonas knocks in for RJ. Bell here on Fox. Sports Radio Straight out of Vegas here on FSR and you can check out the show on the IHEART radio APP all right coming up next. There is an aspect to today's gambling. World that was impacted by something. You saw.
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"The curtain Jonas. Let's do it. Yeah absolutely and we're going to start Fez with a little bit of breaking news. It's in your backyard. The backyard of this show here on Fox sports radio FEZ IS YOUR CITY. Sin City actually opening up sooner rather than later. Yes we are. I gotTa Tell You Jonas. I am so excited. I've been waiting for this day seemingly for the past six weeks so lost vegas sands news just breaking plans to reopen not just the hotel the Venetian hotel but the casino as well. June first is the day that they're reporting and my town has been ghost out the strip. Jonas Irie to be down there. Nothing but construction workers security homeless and a few brave joggers. It's time to get back to normalcy or as close to it in Vegas. Have you ever Seen Vegas like this? Is it ever as anything ever even approached this with any tragedy to tap and whether it was the mass shooting whether it was you know nine eleven? Is Vegas ever looked like this since your time there? Oh Not at all and Vegas may shut down for sixteen hours but the one thing about Vegas no matter how bad the country was doing. We were largely recession proof when it came to just visitors coming to the town and wanting to gamble and the casinos were open for the casinos to have been closed for two months. I got to tell you. It has impacted my city. I think as much as any city in the country and just the psyche of all of the people. It's our life blood the casinos. Having the mall closed shocking. Look I I do a lot of hits and I'm good friends with the guys at Fox sports. Nine Ninety are wonderful affiliate in Honolulu and they're always having me on rick. Amada John Matthews. The guys are awesome over there and they've told me that their unemployment approached forty percent forty percent unemployment Hawaii because of the tourism in Vegas. It has a Lotta Tourism. And so if it's not a place where you can welcome in visitors. Everybody there's GonNa take a hit so now with the news that comes out that the Venetian is opening up on June first. Says we talked about this? This second somebody jumped onto the dance floor. I everybody else is going to start to look and go okay. I guess it's I guess it's okay for us to all go out there. And when you saw Florida go out. And then when you saw California and Gavin Newsom make the statement or or the leak came out that potentially we were GONNA be shut down in California until after July right after that we talked about it live on the air. Arizona opened up to pro sports a couple of days after that. Now obviously no fans but I think the more that we see other places opening up in particular California who is now going to be open to the idea of pro sports coming back the first week of June. I gotta think that Californians are going to make up maybe a large part of the audience. That may be visiting Vegas in the near weeks. Oh no doubt about it because let's face it. A lot of people still aren't going to want to get on a plane and travel right now but just coming up fifteen four hour drive and the pent up demand. People have been home for so long and the fact that they're governor is new as opening it up somewhat. I think people are going to be absolutely to just get out of their houses and do something so the key is Vegas has to have the guidelines ready and I just read that. There's going to be Venetians. Going to have eight hundred initiatives in cleaning and the like and the gaming areas are apparently going to be at half capacity so three people at a blackjack table let six at the craps table so there will be limitations in terms of how close people will be in proximity. I'm sure hopeful. It's all going to work it now. Here's the thing all right and just so we if we're going to peel back the curtain here as you mentioned To start out the show straight OUTTA VEGAS here on Fox Sports Radio. You often hear on the show. That Fez is a two time super contest winner so back to back years and if you could quickly explain what the super contest and it is in essence the super bowl of NFL gambling correct. Yeah what I liked to compare it to as we all watch the world series of poker. The main event Chris moneymaker wanted. Greg Raymer won it so the equivalent in sports. Betting is the super contest and I was fortunate enough to win the main event of sports betting in two thousand and eight and then again two thousand nine okay in other words you kicked its ass two years in a row. We got so. Fed is really good at the sports gambling. Stuff we got it. Everybody's clear on that. I had no idea until we were discussing before the show what the casinos are going to look like if you missed it. We opened up the show with it. June first the Venetian is going to be opening. Backup in Las Vegas. I think it's huge and it could could have an impact not only on that city but another sign that the country is opening up. I didn't know this. The you also know your poker's while to Fez and the world series of poker which is the poker event of all poker events across the country extremely popular popular event. Where did you finish in the world series of poker well? I had a twentieth place finish in a six handed event. Now keep in mind Jonas. There's about a hundred events. Each summer there were there were but there was. I think like three thousand people and I have cast three time. So I'm I'm an avid poker player there so you finished twentieth in the World Series of poker. It's not just that you're an avid poker player. You're a really good poker player but you identified the fact that there's going to be limitations. With how many bodies can be at different tables in Las Vegas and you said that this could have an impact when it comes to poker. Moving forward yet does not look good for poker in the short term. And here's why Jonas anyone who's played poker knows a lot of people like to play poker because of the social aspect of it and also poker works well with seven eight nine people at a table while the current guidelines and the restriction say maximum of four players per poker table every poker game. I've ever played in when we get down to five players. The game winds up breaking up. People don't WanNa play so I think the one area one of the last areas to come back in the casino is going to be the poker rooms. I can't see how they're going to be successful. Only four players and the world series of poker and all. The events got rescheduled to the fall. Got Canceled this summer. I don't know if they're going to be able to pull it off this year. Yeah so it'll be interesting to watch but as we mentioned the Venetian opening backup June first. That story broke a short time before we went on the air. Here on straight Outta Vegas here on Fox Sports Radio. We also have another mystery. 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"Here on Fox sports radio I am Jonas knocks in for Rj bell alongside the great and powerful Steve Fezzet. There's nothing this man is not a master at Fez or you. You excited for a Tuesday edition of S. O. V., pull back the curtain Jonas. Let's do it. Yeah, absolutely, and we're going to start Fez with a little bit of breaking news. It's in your backyard. The backyard of this show here on Fox Sports Radio Fez is your city Sin City actually opening up sooner rather than later. Yes, we are I gotTA. Tell you Jonas I am so excited. I've been waiting for this day. Day seemingly for the past six weeks, so lost Vegas Sands News, just breaking plans to reopen, not just the hotel, the Venetian hotel, but the casino as well. June first is the day that they're reporting and my town has been ghost out the Strip Jonas. It is the Erie to be down there. Nothing but construction workers, security, homeless, and a few brave joggers. It's time to get back to normalcy or as close to it. It in Vegas. Have you ever Seen Vegas like this? Is it ever as anything ever even approached this with any tragedy to tap, and whether it was the mass shooting whether it was you know nine eleven is Vegas. Ever looked like this since your time there Oh not at all and Vegas may shut down for sixteen hours, but the one thing about Vegas no matter how bad the country was doing. We were largely. Recession proof when it came to just visitors coming to the town and wanting to gamble, and the casinos were open for the casinos to have been closed for two months I got to tell you it has impacted my city. I think as much as any city in the country, and just the psyche of all of the people. It's our life blood. The casinos having the mall closed shocking. Look I do a lot of hits and I'm good friends with the guys at Fox sports nine. Ninety are wonderful affiliate in Honolulu and they're always having me on Rick Amada John. Matthews, the guys are awesome over there and they've told me that their unemployment approached forty percent forty percent unemployment. Hawaii because of the tourism, in Vegas, it has a Lotta tourism, and so if it's not a place where you can welcome in visitors, everybody, there's GonNa, take a hit so. So now with the news that comes out that the Venetian is opening up on June first says we talked about this this second. Somebody jumped onto the dance floor I. Everybody else is going to start to look and go okay I. Guess it's I guess it's okay for us to all go out there and when you saw Florida go out and then when you saw California and Gavin Newsom. Make the statement or or the leak came out that potentially we. We were GONNA be shut down in California until after July right after that we talked about it. Live on the Air Arizona opened up to pro sports a couple of days after that now obviously no fans, but I think the more that we see other places opening up in particular California, who is now going to be open to the idea of pro sports coming back the first week of June. I gotta think that Californians are going to make up maybe. Maybe a large part of the audience that may be visiting Vegas in the near weeks. Oh no doubt about it, because let's face it. A lot of people still aren't going to want to get on a plane and travel right now, but just coming up fifteen four hour drive and the pent up demand, people have been home for so long and the fact that they're governor is new as opening it up somewhat I think people are going to be absolutely. To just get out of their houses and do something so the key is Vegas has to have the guidelines ready and I just read that there's going to be Venetians going to have eight hundred initiatives in cleaning and the like and the gaming areas are apparently going to be at half capacity so three people at a blackjack table. Let six at the craps table, so there will be limitations in terms of how close people will be in proximity, I'm sure hopeful. It's all going to work it now. Here's the thing all right, and just so we if we're going to peel back the curtain here as you mentioned to start out the show straight Outta Vegas here on Fox sports radio. You often hear on the show that Fez is a two time super contest winner so back. Back to back years, and if you could quickly explain what the Super Contest, and it is in essence, the super bowl of NFL gambling correct. Yeah, what I liked to compare it to. As we all watch the world series of poker, the main event Chris moneymaker wanted Greg Raymer it, so the equivalent in sports betting is the super contest, and I was fortunate enough to win the main event of sports betting in two thousand and eight and then. Then again, two thousand nine. Okay, in other words. You kicked its ass. Two years in a row we got so fed is really good at the sports gambling stuff we got it. Everybody's clear on that I had no idea until we were discussing before the show. What the casinos are going to look like if you missed it, we opened up the show with it. June first the Venetian is going to be opening backup in Las Vegas I think. Think it's huge, and it could could have an impact not only on that city, but another sign that the country is opening up. I didn't know this. The you also know your poker's while to Fez and the world series of poker, which is the poker event of all poker events across the country, extremely popular popular event. Where did you finish in the world series of poker well, I had a twentieth place finish in a six handed event now. Keep in mind Jonas. There's about a hundred events. Each summer there were there were, but there was I think like three thousand people and I have cast three time, so I'm I'm an avid poker player there, so you finished twentieth in the World Series of poker. It's not just that you're an avid poker player. You're a really good poker player, but you identified the fact that there's going to be limitations with how many bodies can be at different tables in Las Vegas and you said that this could have an impact when it comes to poker, moving forward yet does not look good for poker in the short term. and. Here's why Jonas anyone who's played. Poker knows a lot of people like to play poker because of the social aspect of it, and also poker works well with seven eight nine people at a table while the current guidelines and the restriction say maximum of four players per poker table every poker game I've ever played in when we get down to five players, the game winds up breaking up. People don't WanNa play so I think the one area. One of the last areas to come back in the casino is going to be the poker rooms. I can't see how they're going to be successful. Only four players. Players and the world series of poker and all the events got rescheduled to the fall got canceled this summer I. Don't know if they're going to be able to pull it off this year. Yeah, so it'll be interesting to watch, but as we mentioned the Venetian opening backup..
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"For Rj bell alongside the great and powerful Steve Fezzet. There's nothing this man is not a master at Fez or you. You excited for a Tuesday edition of S. O. V., pull back the curtain Jonas. Let's do it. Yeah, absolutely, and we're going to start Fez with a little bit of breaking news. It's in your backyard. The backyard of this show here on Fox Sports Radio Fez is your city Sin City actually opening up sooner rather than later. Yes, we are I gotTA. Tell you Jonas I am so excited. I've been waiting for this day. Day seemingly for the past six weeks, so lost Vegas Sands News, just breaking plans to reopen, not just the hotel, the Venetian hotel, but the casino as well. June first is the day that they're reporting and my town has been ghost out the Strip Jonas. It is the Erie to be down there. Nothing but construction workers, security, homeless, and a few brave joggers. It's time to get back to normalcy or as close to it. It in Vegas. Have you ever Seen Vegas like this? Is it ever as anything ever even approached this with any tragedy to tap, and whether it was the mass shooting whether it was you know nine eleven is Vegas. Ever looked like this since your time there Oh not at all and Vegas may shut down for sixteen hours, but the one thing about Vegas no matter how bad the country was doing. We were largely. Recession proof when it came to just visitors coming to the town and wanting to gamble, and the casinos were open for the casinos to have been closed for two months I got to tell you it has impacted my city. I think as much as any city in the country, and just the psyche of all of the people. It's our life blood. The casinos having the mall closed shocking. Look I do a lot of hits and I'm good friends with the guys at Fox sports nine. Ninety are wonderful affiliate in Honolulu and they're always having me on Rick Amada John. Matthews, the guys are awesome over there and they've told me that their unemployment approached forty percent forty percent unemployment. Hawaii because of the tourism, in Vegas, it has a Lotta tourism, and so if it's not a place where you can welcome in visitors, everybody, there's GonNa, take a hit so. So now with the news that comes out that the Venetian is opening up on June first says we talked about this this second. Somebody jumped onto the dance floor I. Everybody else is going to start to look and go okay I. Guess it's I guess it's okay for us to all go out there and when you saw Florida go out and then when you saw California and Gavin Newsom. Make the statement or or the leak came out that potentially we. We were GONNA be shut down in California until after July right after that we talked about it. Live on the Air Arizona opened up to pro sports a couple of days after that now obviously no fans, but I think the more that we see other places opening up in particular California, who is now going to be open to the idea of pro sports coming back the first week of June. I gotta think that Californians are going to make up maybe..