The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast takes you to the world famous Las Vegas Strip...and beyond - featuring conversations with Las Vegas entertainers & experts as well as trip reports with reviews of hotels, casinos, restaurants, shows, attractions and more!
My Special Guest - Jen Kramer
Las Vegas is officially the magic capital of the world, currently playing host to multiple magic shows - not to mention some of the legendary performers who've graced the Vegas Strip throughout its history.
My guest for this episode of the podcast is Jen Kramer, who's currently headlining "The Magic of Jen Kramer" at the famed Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, which she opened in May 2018.
Named "Female Magician of the Year" by the International Magicians Society and recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by VEGAS INC, Jen has also appeared on Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", Penn & Teller's "Try This At Home" and "Masters of Illusion".
Jen joined me for the podcast to talk about how she became interested in magic, the time she spent attending Yale & founding the Yale Magic Society, her charity work with Magicians Without Borders, how she landed her Vegas headlining gig...and much more!
If you want to learn more about Jen and check out some her amazing illusions, you can visit her official website, subscribe to her YouTube Channel or follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Vegas FAQ - COVID-19 Edition
Back in September 2019, I released an episode titled "Vegas FAQ", which was essentially a round up of the Vegas-related questions that I was seeing posted over and over again on Twitter & Facebook as well as the questions that I personally was being asked most often.
I covered a ton of material in that episode; everything from money & budgets to booze, week & prostitution laws.
Here we are, a little over a year later, and the world is a VERY different place. And, thanks to "the 'Rona", the questions being posed now have changed A LOT.
As such, I thought it might be useful to release an updated version of "Vegas FAQ" with answers to several of the most popular Vegas/COVID-related questions. This episode covers everything from mask guidelines & mandates to capacity restrictions in restaurants to transportation options and much more.
I'm also going to share my opinion on whether or not it's possible to "have fun" in Las Vegas right now - which seems to be the #1 most-asked question.
This episode does come with a bit of a caveat: All the info presented here is accurate & correct as of the time of recording/publishing. However, if the last 10 months have taught us anything, it's that things can change - literally - overnight. If you do decide to take a trip to Las Vegas, I'd highly recommend doing your own research into rules, restrictions & guidelines.
For the latest information on Las Vegas & COVID-19, visit the following resources:
City of Las Vegas - Coronavirus Update
Southern Nevada Health District - COVID-19
Clark County - COVID-19 Updates
Nevada Health Response - COVID-19
For information regarding travel restrictions, testing requirements or guidelines for entry to the United States, please visit the US Department of State's Travel page and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website for the most recent updates. If you are planning to visit Las Vegas from outside the United States, be sure to consult your own country's travel guidelines for any restrictions or requirements to re-enter your home country.
If you have questions regarding hotel closures or limitations on reservations, please reach out directly the property affected as they will have the most recent & updated information. If you've booked through a third-party or you've booked a package (including air & hotel reservations) you may need to contact the booking agency.
For information on transportation options in Las Vegas, visit the following providers:
Nevada Taxicab Authority
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Best Of Jeff Does Vegas - Entertainer Showcase
There's no doubt that Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. Anywhere you go in the city - whether on The Strip or off - you're going to find some of the most insanely talented people on the planet working as headliners in showrooms, busting their rear-ends in various casino lounges and everywhere in between.
I've been lucky enough to have several of them appear as guests on the podcast and even more fortunate to be able to call many of them my friends.
As we wrap up 2020, I thought it might be fun to go back and re-share some of the conversations I had with these amazing people.
And if you want to hear more from any of these fine folks, check out the complete episodes:
EP#58: My Special Guest - Murray The Magician
EP#63: My Special Guests - The Black Donnelly's
EP#65: My Special Guest - Sarah Hester Ross
EP#66: My Special Guest - Christina Shaw
EP#77: The Show Goes On with Vin A.
Best Of Jeff Does Vegas - Tips, Tricks and More
One of the things I've enjoyed the most about doing this podcast has been helping people plan their own trips to Las Vegas, and I've been able to do that in couple of different ways.
Firstly, with my "trip report" episodes; I've loved being able to share my Vegas experiences and provide reviews of hotels, restaurants, shows, attractions and anything else I've gotten up to during my time in the city.
Secondly, through the various conversations I've had with Vegas-related experts who I've recruited to help answer questions on a variety of topics. Over the last couple of years, we've covered tipping etiquette, where to find the best late night eats, how to plan an "epic girls trip" and even what not to do on a Vegas trip.
As you start making plans for potential trips in the coming year, I thought it might be a good idea to re-share some of these tips & tricks.
And if you'd like to listen to the complete episodes, here you go:
EP#16: Classic Vegas Mistakes
EP#53: Girls Gone Vegas
EP#56: Mid-Night Munchies
EP#59: The Tipping Point
Best Of Jeff Does Vegas - Las Vegas History
One of the most popular topics I cover on the podcast is Las Vegas history. People love hearing about the colorful & interesting past of their favourite city as well as the cast of "characters" who helped to shape it.
I've had the pleasure of speaking with authors, other podcasters and historians on a huge variety of subjects, covering everything from the mob's role in creating Las Vegas to deep dives into the history of some of the most iconic Vegas hotels & casinos and so much more!
I thought it might be fun to hop into my own personal time machine and re-share some of those awesome conversations with you!
And here's the complete episodes featured in this bonus episode:
EP#46: The Full Reveal - The Burlesque Hall Of Fame Museum
EP#62: Howard Hughes - Aviator, Innovator and Las Vegas Legend
EP#71: "Made" In Vegas
EP#78: A Place In The Sun
Best Of Jeff Does Vegas - Gambling, Gaming & More
Over the course of the last year or so, I've had the opportunity to talk gambling and gaming with some very cool guests and cover what I thought were some fun and interesting topics. We talked about everything from how to bet on sports, to apps that help you keep track of table game limits, to when "skill" becomes "cheating" and even superstition as it relates to Las Vegas.
As such, for this bonus "Best Of" episode, I thought it might be fun to take a trip back and listen to some of the highlights of those conversations!
And if you want to check out the full episodes, here they are:
EP#36: Sports Betting For Dummies
EP#51: Cheating The Odds
EP#52: Superstitious Feeling
EP#54: Know The Limits
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Thanks for your podcast! One of my favorite ones to listen too, I’ve binge listened to it the last few days, sad to hear the pause in more episodes but completely understand. It’s been a great way to fill my love for Vegas when I can’t be there
As a Las Vegas local I’ve been tuning into JDV for the past year. His perspective and guests he gets onto the show is something I really enjoy and often overlook as a local. 10/10 recommend to anybody who’s traveling to Vegas, or living...