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The show about Las Vegas from the people who love Las Vegas! Shawn and Mark cover the fun, interesting and absurd sides of Las Vegas while keeping you up to date on all of the latest news and happenings.

Shawn is a 30 year local and Mark brings the tourist perspective, having visited Las Vegas 2-3 times per year for his entire adult life. Our MtM Vegas news show is released twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays and you can also watch it along with all of the visuals on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/milestomemories

Enjoy!

MtM Vegas - Fun, Interesting & Absurd Sides of Vegas‪!‬ Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and Mark Ostermann

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

The show about Las Vegas from the people who love Las Vegas! Shawn and Mark cover the fun, interesting and absurd sides of Las Vegas while keeping you up to date on all of the latest news and happenings.

Shawn is a 30 year local and Mark brings the tourist perspective, having visited Las Vegas 2-3 times per year for his entire adult life. Our MtM Vegas news show is released twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays and you can also watch it along with all of the visuals on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/milestomemories

Enjoy!

    MGM Sale, Mr. Beast's Vegas Drama, Casino Meltdowns, Uncashed Money & Fighting Over Roulette!

    MGM Sale, Mr. Beast's Vegas Drama, Casino Meltdowns, Uncashed Money & Fighting Over Roulette!

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    This week there is a lot going on in Las Vegas including a potential name change for the county. Does Las Vegas county sound good to you? We also discuss the awesome Raiders season ticket gift, the meltdown in Vegas from Crowdstrike, Mr. Beast coming to town, Golden Gate's summer deal, MGM's cyberattacker caught, 0000 roulette and how much casinos make off of uncashed vouchers.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Raiders amazing season ticket holder gift 0:52 Las Vegas county coming soon? 2:14 Is changing the name of the county too expensive? 3:12 Harry Reid Airport’s new entrance signs 3:47 Crowdstrike’s meltdown effects Las Vegas 6:01 Golden Gate’s Viva Summer promo 7:42 Hartbeat Weekend returns to Resorts World 9:01 Mr. Beast comes to Vegas & brings big drama 11:38 Durango the most overpriced hotel in Las Vegas? 12:50 Why Aria & Four Seasons might be the most overpriced hotels in Vegas? 14:31 MGM cyberattack arrest - 17 year old UK resident in custody 16:08 MGM suddenly sells lesser known Vegas area asset 17:43 Whitney Houston slots finally coming to casino floors 19:20 Cashout vouchers - Casinos keeping more money than ever 21:57 0000 Roulette controversy and interesting look at the odds About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 24 min
    Huge Changes in Vegas, Mirage Closes, Virgin Hotels Review, Neon Museum Relocating & Palazzo Mystery

    Huge Changes in Vegas, Mirage Closes, Virgin Hotels Review, Neon Museum Relocating & Palazzo Mystery

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    This week finally saw the closure of the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as it gets ready to transition into Hard Rock. The casino closed its doors, the volcano erupted for the last time and many were left with nostalgia for the first megaresort in Las Vegas. Another era has ended.
    In other news Shawn stayed at Virgin Hotels recently and discusses the rooms and why the property continues to grow on him. We also discuss Eataly's popup, EDM at the Sphere, a mystery at Palazzo, the latest on Vegas Loop, a better look at the new Four Queens rooms and where the Neon Museum is moving to.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Mirage 1995 odds on Who Shot Mr. Burns 0:52 Mirage officially closes after 35 years 2:06 Steve Wynn’s thoughts on Mirage 3:10 The evolution of the land where Mirage stood 4:19 Treasure Island is targeting Mirage guests with a new offer 5:09 Palazzo construction update - St. Regis Tower 6:05 Bally’s gets a Chicago bailout 8:06 Will the Athletics stadium actually get built on the Trop site 9:34 Sphere announces EDM New Year’s Eve show 11:00 More looks at renovated Four Queens rooms 12:45 Big Binion’s change - All dealers keep their own tips 14:19 Eataly’s new popup 14:53 Neon Museum is officially moving to the Arts District 17:18 Wynn & Westgate Vegas Loop update - No opening date? 18:24 Staying at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas 20:01 My biggest complaints about Virgin’s rooms 21:38 Why Virgin Las Vegas has grown on us About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 23 min
    Closing Out Mirage's Hotel, Tropicana Demo Update, Virgin Quick Eats, New Happy Hour & Valet Thiefs!

    Closing Out Mirage's Hotel, Tropicana Demo Update, Virgin Quick Eats, New Happy Hour & Valet Thiefs!

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    The Mirage opened in 1989 as the first megaresort on the Las Vegas Strip. This week the property is closing forever to be converted into Hard Rock Las Vegas, but the hotel has already closed. What was the experience like staying in Mirage on its last night and how does the property hold up after all of these years?
    In other news we take a look at the latest progress on the Tropicana demolition. We also discuss some quick eats at Virgin, a crazy Mt. Charleston accident, bats on Fremont Street, a very good new happy hour, new Sphere shows and why valet policies on the Strip may be changing soon.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Bats on Fremont Street 0:40 Tropicana demolition update 2:01 Permit filed for Trop’s implosions - Public show? 3:59 Crazy accident on Mt. Charleston 6:25 Scotch 80 Prime launches great new happy hour 7:54 Great pizza and ice cream at Virgin 10:01 Virgin’s Vegas Loop station construction update 11:08 Eagles additional shows at the Vegas Sphere 12:45 Changes coming to Strip valet policies? 15:40 Mirage closing experience & funny sign 16:36 Staying at Mirage on its last night - Rooms still good? 19:11 Update on Mirage casino & what it feels like in its last days 20:55 Other takeaways from Mirage hotel’s final night 22:05 Does the Mirage hold up? About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 24 min
    Mirage Vegas Closing Chaos, Cosmo Cutbacks, Monorail Drama, Crazy Gamblers & Insane Vegas Lawsuit!

    Mirage Vegas Closing Chaos, Cosmo Cutbacks, Monorail Drama, Crazy Gamblers & Insane Vegas Lawsuit!

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    Mirage is closing this week and their giveaways are huge. This has caused chaos in the casino as everyone is looking to get into the action. With fights and other issues is Mirage's closing better than Trop's and what exactly is happening in Mirage's last week?
    In other news the monorail might live a lot longer than expected, but it will still die anyway. Other topics discussed include: cool carpet themed casino giveaways, Pachinko coming to Vegas, more heat records broken, the future of Primm's dead mall, Cosmo cutbacks and a Vegas related lawsuit that is crazy and sad.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Cozy gambling couple style 0:29 More Las Vegas monorail drama 1:58 The sad state of Las Vegas public transport 3:15 Insane Vegas heat wave continues - More records broken 4:56 How the official Las Vegas temperature is captured 5:41 Pachinko machines arrive in Southern Nevada 7:52 Crazy Vegas $38M lawsuit - Alleged scam 10:53 MGM’s latest Cosmo cutback 12:15 Is the sky falling at Cosmo? 12:48 Silverton’s amazing carpet related giveaway 14:12 The future of Primm’s very dead mall 16:02 Gamblers touching slot machines 17:32 Mirage madness - Chaos with huge giveaways 18:54 Did Mirage mess up these closing jackpot promos? 20:12 Better energy at Mirage closing vs. Tropicana About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 22 min
    Mirage's Giant Vegas Jackpots, Beatles Love Closes, Aria's New Screen & New Paris Balcony Rooms!

    Mirage's Giant Vegas Jackpots, Beatles Love Closes, Aria's New Screen & New Paris Balcony Rooms!

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    This week as the Mirage moves closer to closing, Beatles Love had its last performance in the iconic Las Vegas Strip resort. We also learned they are giving away $1.6 million in their final week to players, but is the Mirage experience the same as it has been and how does it look in its final week?
    In other news Paris has unveiled their new Versailles balcony rooms and you can now book one for yourself. We also discuss: used slot machines, Aria's big new screen, Fremont Street Experience under construction, an epic blackjack hand and Fontainebleau's controversial ice.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Fremont Street Experience under construction 1:13 Las Vegas breaks all-time temperature record 3:05 Aria’s new marquee is now online 4:30 What was the best version of Vegas 5:27 Was the post recession Vegas better? 6:48 Paris Versailles Tower balcony rooms now bookable 7:59 Will these new rooms compete with Cosmo’s balconies? 9:18 Fontainebleau’s controversial ice 10:59 Epic Blackjack video - Multiple splits and doubles 13:30 Buying a used slot machine 16:03 Love’s final performance at Mirage 17:24 Mirage’s $1.6 million progressive giveaway 19:00 How Mirage’s progressive giveaway will work About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 21 min
    Bellagio's Big Expansion, Mandalay Bay Removals, Hard Rock's Amazing Pools & $1K In Vegas Lobster!

    Bellagio's Big Expansion, Mandalay Bay Removals, Hard Rock's Amazing Pools & $1K In Vegas Lobster!

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    This week plans were filed with the County for a potential expansion to Bellagio. Specifically new restaurant and shopping spaces will be added to the resorts South side, replacing the pedestrian walkway. How will it look and will this actually be an improvement for MGM's flagship Vegas resort?
    In other news Mandalay Bay has removed their waterfall entrance replacing it with something a bit sad. Other topics discussed include: $1K in lobster at Golden Steer, Hard Rock's site plans and pools, Sphere 4th of July, the Italian Air Force and how the Las Vegas Aces continue to impress. Episode Guide:
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Italian Air Force “invades” Las Vegas 0:57 Who owns the sidewalks in Las Vegas 2:25 Sphere’s 4th of July birthday bash 3:25 Ocean status match gives free Wynn Las Vegas nights again 5:35 Why matching in Atlantic City can be so lucrative 6:33 Mirage/Hard Rock site plans unveiled 7:32 Why you should be excited for Hard Rock’s pools 8:50 Golden Steer’s insane $1K lobster tails 10:14 Crown & Anchor Pub suddenly closes 10:59 Mandalay Bay guts waterfall entrance 13:27 Las Vegas Aces insane attendance 15:04 Bellagio’s fountainside expansion 16:11 More connections and pedestrian bridges coming 17:45 Symmetry final coming to Bellagio fountains About the Show:
    Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with this being the audio version. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas!
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

queenieforbes ,

Helpful and unbiased ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Some great insider knowledge from people in the know. I really appreciate this podcast. For anyone planning a trip to Las Vegas. ✨

oildarling5 ,

Great informative show

Great way to learn about Vegas and how to maximize your experience while visiting. Very entertaining show.

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