89 episodes

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

Hosted by Lisa Melmed, Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

On the Corner of Main Street Plaza Hotel and Casino

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    • 5.0 • 180 Ratings

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

Hosted by Lisa Melmed, Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

    Ep. 89 - Oscar Goodman's Odds & Ends in Las Vegas

    Ep. 89 - Oscar Goodman's Odds & Ends in Las Vegas

    Hizzoner is back! This time we've taken the greatest hits from Oscar's November Dinner Series talk and asked him to expand on the stories. The common theme of the random stories: how Oscar never dined with his clients (although his mother did). Also: defending the mayor of San Diego, and securing the release from jail of newspaper vending machines. 

    • 57 min
    Ep. 88 - Andre Filosi, Boyd Gaming

    Ep. 88 - Andre Filosi, Boyd Gaming

    From slots to the 9th Island, Andre Filosi has spent nearly his entire working life with Boyd Gaming. He's currently the General Manager of Boyd's three downtown properties, the Fremont, Main St. Station and the California. Andre shares his own journey up the ladder, as well as how the California went from the verge of bankruptcy to the most popular destination in Las Vegas for Hawaiians. It's another great episode highlighting the history of downtown.

    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 87 - Dennis Gutwald, Gaming Attorney

    Ep. 87 - Dennis Gutwald, Gaming Attorney

    When you need a license to run a casino in Nevada, Dennis Gutwald is that man to see. That's what Jonathan did when he took over the Plaza a decade ago. Gutwald was also an investigator for the Nevada Gaming Control Board. These days, along with gaming, he also advises people in the cannabis business. He shares stories of his long career, including how he helped then 29-year old Jonathan become the youngest person ever to be licensed as a casino operator. 
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 47 min
    Ep. 86 - Tim Poster, Vegas Biz Wiz

    Ep. 86 - Tim Poster, Vegas Biz Wiz

    Casinos, online gaming, and online travel reservations. Tim Poster has been successful in all three. He made his first fortune turning a Vegas-centric telephone hotel reservation service into a company that Expedia would buy. He bought the Golden Nugget, then sold it for a profit after only 18 months - becoming a reality TV star along the way. He tells all - in one of our most comprehensive episodes yet!
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 85 - Marilyn Spiegel, Casino Boss

    Ep. 85 - Marilyn Spiegel, Casino Boss

    It's quite an accomplishment to become the head of Las Vegas casino. But Marilyn Spiegel has been at the helm of SEVEN casinos in her career. 
    From the Holiday Casino to not one but TWO tenures as president of Wynn/Encore, Marilyn has seen and done a lot.
    Just reciting her resume is a mini history of The Strip and beyond. But she goes above and beyond when sharing her amazing story with Jonathan and Lisa. 
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 84 - Oscar Goodman: There's Nothing Like a Dame

    Ep. 84 - Oscar Goodman: There's Nothing Like a Dame

    The song title from the legendary musical "South Pacific" was the theme of Oscar Goodman's last dinner series talk. He shared stories of the important women in his life, starting with his grandmother, wife and daughter. Then it's off to the races, as Oscar tells the tales of a sleepy judge, a con woman client and a brilliant prosecutor. And, Oscar being Oscar, he veers into a couple of other stories about "challenging" clients. 
     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Rvn_gb ,

Great show by a CEO from Vegas

Jonathan is great .. apparently he is very polite and should have an opportunity in media id he decide to quit casino leadership job. Lisa is amazing too

Bigwillystyle23 ,

Excellent Podcast

I’ve been listening to this podcast for about 6 months now and am thoroughly enjoying it. It is very educational and the podcasters are so genuine and down to earth. Keep up the great work!

VegasVic-KC ,

Influencing my DTLV Visits!

I love this podcast. Since I started listening at the beginning of the year, it’s convinced me to add The Plaza to the agenda for both of my 2022 Las Vegas trips. I’d never been before this year and I’m glad to have checked it out!

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