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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
    • 4.9 • 110 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!

    Hard Rock Las Vegas Coming, Beatles Love Closing, Tropicana Implosion & Big Monorail Controversy!

    Hard Rock Las Vegas Coming, Beatles Love Closing, Tropicana Implosion & Big Monorail Controversy!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    This week news broke about the Mirage's transition to Hard Rock which will be starting soon. As part of the construction we will be losing Beatles Love forever in July, but will the property stay open during the transition? We also got a look at the model for the Guitar Tower and not only is it huge, but it will definitely become a landmark of the Las Vegas skyline.
    In other Vegas news controversy swirled this week over the future of the monorail. Will it be decommissioned soon and if not how much longer does the struggling transit system have? We also discuss Rosa Mexicano's pink food, how slot tickets are expiring sooner, Tropicana's pending implosion, how the Neon Museum gained a newly restored gem, a temporary casino coming to Moulin Rouge and where Babyface is bringing his Las Vegas residency.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Paris Las Vegas Photoshop skillz 0:48 Las Vegas Monorail controversy - Is it going away? 2:09 Vegas monorail’s interesting ties to Walt Disney World 4:00 Tropicana is set for implosion, but asbestos is a challenge 5:10 Neon Museum restores & lights Tropicana sign 6:01 Slot ticket vouchers expiring faster than ever 8:19 Rosa Mexicano at Mirage Mile - Pink themed Mexican food 9:05 Saving on Vegas restaurants with InKind app 10:15 Babyface announces Vegas “residency” at Palms 11:21 Temporary casino opening at Moulin Rouge site 13:05 Beatles Love closing at The Mirage as Hard Rock conversion begins 14:40 Hard Rock Las Vegas model - Guitar Tower is huge! 15:41 How the Guitar Tower will change the Las Vegas Strip experience 16:41 What to expect with Hard Rock’s Guitar Tower light show 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!

    • 17 min
    Wynn Las Vegas Status Match, Fontainebleau Rewards Changes, NoMad Going Away & Sacramento A's!

    Wynn Las Vegas Status Match, Fontainebleau Rewards Changes, NoMad Going Away & Sacramento A's!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    This week Wynn Las Vegas opened up a status match that is fairly generous and can score you free credits along with some perks as well. You can also potentially take your new status to Fontainebleau for even more credits and even MGM or Hard Rock to stretch it even further. Status match fun in Vegas!
    In other news the public funding for the A's stadium could be at risk just as they ink a deal to play in Sacramento until their new stadium is finished. We also discuss a quirky new Vegas social club, a proposed Jewish themed hotel, why NoMad Las Vegas is going away, Duran Duran's Vegas concert, Miracle Mile's food hall & how the WNBA Aces & women's basketball are having quite a moment.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Furries invade Las Vegas 0:56 The “Sacramento” Athletics? 2:25 Is the public funding for the A’s stadium at risk? 3:16 Duran Duran announces last minute Vegas concert 4:22 Kind David Jewish themed hotel proposed in an interesting spot 6:16 Doberman Social club - Crazy membership questions 8:09 NoMad Las Vegas is going away 9:49 Lost Spirits Distillery closing at Area 15 11:14 WNBA Aces & Women’s Basketball having a moment! 12:47 Construction update on Miracle Mile’s new food hall 14:09 Fontainebleau changes points earnings in their Rewards program 16:16 Wynn’s new status match is really good 16:56 Taking Wynn status & matching at other Vegas properties 18:13 What you get at Fontainebleau with Gold status - Cheaper stays? 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!

    • 20 min
    Hotel Locks Hacked, Quirky & Fun Vegas Restrooms, Inside Peter Luger's & Trop's History & Legacy!

    Hotel Locks Hacked, Quirky & Fun Vegas Restrooms, Inside Peter Luger's & Trop's History & Legacy!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    This week Tropicana closed its doors for good, but the property was open for nearly 67 years and featured many phases of its existence. From a fancy place for the affluent to play to being one of the first corporate owned casinos, the history is vast. What is Trop's lasting legacy and what should we remember about this historic property plus what should we choose to forget.
    In other news a new hack for hotel locks has been exposed and thousands of hotels are not protected. Should you take matters into your own hands? We also discuss high tea Vegas style, a crazy gambling mistake, Antique Roadshow and Pawn Stars, what Peter Luger's massive dry aging room looks like plus which bathrooms in Las Vegas are worth going out of your way for.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 The curse of gambling on social media 2:01 A retrospective on Tropicana - The mob, Fontainebleau ties & corporate ownership 3:39 The Island of Las Vegas 4:35 Crazy proposed Tropicana redevelopment projects - 8,000 hotel rooms!? 7:21 Inside Peter Luger’s insane steak dry age room 8:15 How expensive it is to live comfortably in Las Vegas now 10:04 High tea Vegas style! 11:26 Antique Roadshow is coming to Las Vegas 12:50 Wild - How hackers can get into your hotel room 15:11 How to protect your hotel room & valuables 16:33 Top 10 restrooms in Las Vegas 17:22 High limit restrooms - A good Vegas hack? 18:17 Top 3 bathrooms in Vegas - Unique & worth a visit 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
    Vegas Firesale, Snow in April, Harrah's Gets Upgraded, Trop Says Goodbye & Upcharged Experiences!

    Vegas Firesale, Snow in April, Harrah's Gets Upgraded, Trop Says Goodbye & Upcharged Experiences!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    Tropicana is closing its doors today, but a few interesting stories came out about its final days. From slots being closed early to the entire property being blocked off, Bally's definitely just wanted the doors to shut. We also learned about the liquidation firesale where you could own a piece of Trop and how long term employees are getting compensated.
    In other news Harrah's is readying their brand new valet entrance and it is an upgrade. We also discuss what it is like to accept every Vegas upcharge, the Top Gun Experience, some big jackpots that were hit recently, whether cashless gaming is evil, how the Aviators beats the A's again and why it is still so season in Las Vegas.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Excalibur’s “big daddy” invades hotel room 1:05 Tropicana closes it doors but it started closing much earlier 2:21 Timeline for Trop’s demolition and possible implosion 3:54 Trop’s liquidation fire sale - Is it worth it? 5:40 A couple of huge Vegas jackpots - 20,000X! 6:45 Is cashless gaming a bad thing - Easy big money downloads 8:22 Snow season in Las Vegas. In April? 10:09 Harrah’s new valet entrance 11:25 AAA Aviators outdraw the MLB Athletics 12:28 Crazy Vegas Golden Knights outcome 13:18 Update on Fontainebleau offer & Founderscard Caesars Diamond 15:05 The Top Gun Experience - Is it worth $2K? 16:33 Upgrading Las Vegas - What happens when you say yes to every upcharge 18:08 How spending money gives you a different Vegas experience 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
    Downtown Las Vegas Renaissance, Fontainebleau's New Offer, Cactus Thievery & Eye Opening F1 Issues!

    Downtown Las Vegas Renaissance, Fontainebleau's New Offer, Cactus Thievery & Eye Opening F1 Issues!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    Clark County recently did a debrief of the Formula 1 race including many of the lessons learned and pain points from the race. The report included a number of eye opening insights including big dangers on pedestrian bridges and buildings going up without permits. What will they do differently in 2024?
    In other news Founderscard had some good news this week with the return of Caesars Diamond status for members. We also discuss some of the cool hikes when you get outside of Vegas, UNLV Men's Basketball and their huge record, the renaissance in Downtown Las Vegas & how you can score a new deal for staying at Fontainebleau.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Cacti thievery in Las Vegas 1:09 Founderscard & Caesars makeup - Diamond benefit returns 3:23 The quirkiness of Main Street Station 5:36 Getting outside of Vegas - The most dangerous hike in America? 7:04 Southern Utah is full of amazing scenery & national parks 7:59 Finally some good Tropicana news! 8:53 Huge demand for “vintage” Vegas 9:44 UNLV’s 3 point streak record & end of season 11:16 Fontainebleau’s new stay offer including $125 credit 12:48 Big changes in Neonopolis - Dick becomes Harry 14:17 The Renaissance of Downtown Las Vegas 15:28 Esther’s Kitchen opens up at new bigger location 15:57 Clark County takeaways from F1 - Eye opening issues 17:57 Looking ahead - How they will make F1 work better for Las Vegas 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
    Crazy Vegas Visitor Insights, Atomic Golf Opens, Circa Expands, Gold Coast's New Rooms & Pahrump!

    Crazy Vegas Visitor Insights, Atomic Golf Opens, Circa Expands, Gold Coast's New Rooms & Pahrump!

    Join our Patreon for the exclusive MtM Vegas Aftershow! More info at: https://www.patreon.com/MtMVegas
    Episode Description:
    As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories
    Recently the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor's Authority released their visitor profile for 2023 that dives deep into who is coming to town. Through a series of surveys they gather all sorts of data including who is visiting, how much they are spending and what they are doing in town. The trends over time are interesting and we share the most profound ones.
    In other news Atomic Golf has finally opened its doors at the Strat and it looks great. We also discuss Gold Coast's new rooms, Circa Sports expanding again, the best bagels in Las Vegas, the return of Glitter Gulch, Oyo's pretty new paint and vintage 3D printed Vegas signs you definitely have to see.
    Episode Guide:
    0:00 Amazing 3D printed vintage Vegas signs 1:08 Oyo’s pool gets a cool fresh paint job 2:22 Pahrump as a budget alternative to Vegas? 3:51 Atomic Golf finally opens at Strat 6:02 Food Roundup - Volcano combo pizza 6:48 Abel’s Bagels - Best bagel in Vegas? 7:18 Panino for amazing Italian Sandwiches 7:47 Glitter Gulch returning to Downtown Las Vegas 8:57 Gold Coast announces major hotel room renovations 10:08 Circa Sports expands again - Silverton’s new book now open 11:37 The sports book boom in Vegas 12:41 Focus on sports betting and problem gambling in the wake of March Madness 13:50 2023 Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study - Are people satisfied? 15:22 Who is visiting Las Vegas - Interesting demographics 17:00 How many Vegas visitors came for Sports & how much they spent 17:45 Downtown Las Vegas - How visitors view it & how many go 19:00 Vegas visitor gaming stats - More people gambling & bigger budgets 20:46 Family travel in Vegas - Making a comeback? 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

solid investor ,

Great

Great commentary and presentation, I think the bumper music could be improved, thanks for the excellent work.

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Love it!!

Tuesday and Fridays are my favorite days of the week. Love listening for all the Vegas happenings.

M Haunn ,

Great Podcast for Vegas fans

I love traveling to Vegas and if you do too this podcast is for you, these guys cover current Vegas events and provide tips and advice for visitors to their city. Five stars!

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