128 episodes

The show takes listeners 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!

The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast Jeff Walker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

The show takes listeners 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!

    20 Years Of X

    20 Years Of X

    2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of one of the hottest shows on the Vegas Strip:

    X Burlesque

    Having opened back in 2002 at the Aladdin, the show now calls Bugsy's Cabaret home inside the legendary Flamingo Hotel.

    Joining me for this episode of the podcast are Matt & Angela Stabile of Stabile Productions.  Matt & Angela are the husband & wife team who created & produce X Burlesque.  We talked about their early life in Vegas with Angela's involvement in several Las Vegas shows & Matt's family managing the career of a comedy legend.  We also discussed the inspiration behind the creation of X Burlesque, and some of the challenges X Burlesque has faced over its two decades in Sin City.

    For more information on X Burlesque - including tickets and show dates & times - visit the Flamingo Las Vegas online and be sure to follow X Burlesque on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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    • 20 min
    What Was & What Will Be

    What Was & What Will Be

    Welcome to a fun-sized bonus episode of the podcast!

    This time around, I just wanted to take a moment to drop into the feed to send out a few quick shout-out's and "thank you's" for what's been going on over the last few weeks and share some announcements about what's coming up on the show over the next little while.

    There's LOTS of awesome stuff coming up in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep an ear out for that and in the meantime, be sure to check out some of the recently released episodes including:

    EP#112: LIGHTS OUT! F1 On The Vegas Strip
    EP#111: Hoop Dreams
    EP#110: Viva Las Crypto
    EP#109: My Special Guest - Carrot Top
    EP#106: The Big League
    EP#105: Going Through Changes

    I also want to give a special shout-out to Ron Wrobel aka "@TrekkerRon" for inviting me on his podcast, "Con Pod: A Star Trek Convention Podcast".  This year, Las Vegas's annual Star Trek Convention is making the move from off-strip at the Rio to on-strip at Bally's.  Ron and I talked about what it's going to be like for Trekkies attending this year's convention to be smack-dab in the middle of the action.  To check out the episode, follow the show on Twitter at @TrekConPod, listen to it here or find it wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 11 min
    LIGHTS OUT! F1 On The Vegas Strip

    LIGHTS OUT! F1 On The Vegas Strip

    Formula 1 is considered to be one of the premier forms of auto racing.  The cars are the fastest regulated road-racing cars in the world with top speeds upwards of 350 km/h (215 mph).

    F1 is also one of the richest sports in the world; with 22 races scattered across the globe, F1 reported over $2.1 BILLION in revenue in 2021 and it's not uncommon for the top drivers in the sport to earn well over $100 Million per year in salary alone.

    So with all that money flying around, is it any wonder that Las Vegas wants a piece of that pie?

    On March 30, 2022 the FIA and Formula 1, along with the City of Las Vegas & the State of Nevada, announced one of the worst kept secrets in motorsports:  Formula 1 would be hitting Sin City in 2023.

    My guest for this episode of the podcast is Todd McCandless (aka "Negative Camber" aka "the Chief Opinion Officer") from The Parc Ferme Podcast, a long-running F1-centered podcast that goes in-depth into the world of Formula 1.

    Todd and I talked about the rising interest in F1 in the United States, the so-called "Drive to Survive" effect on the sport and we took a deep dive into the upcoming F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, sharing our opinions on the track layout as well as the impact the race will have on the city - both positive and negative.

    For all the latest from the world of Formula 1 Racing, go check out the Parc Ferme website, follow the Parc Ferme on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and check out the Parc Ferme Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hoop Dreams

    Hoop Dreams

    The WNBA was founded back in 1996 as the women's counterpart to the NBA and started league play in 1997.  Originating with just 8 teams, the league has since grown to a total of 12 teams, one of which calls Las Vegas home.

    The Las Vegas Aces have been playing ball since 2018 but their history goes back much further than that, and joining me on this episode to talk about that - and much more - is John Maxwell, the team's Director of Media Relations.

    John & I sat down during my most recent trip to Vegas to talk about the team's arrival in the city & how they were received, what made Las Vegas an attractive market for the WNBA, and the Aces' passionate & loyal fan base.

    If you want to keep up with the Las Vegas Aces, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For tickets, game schedule, merchandise and other information, visit the official Las Vegas Aces website.

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    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 33 min
    Viva Las Crypto

    Viva Las Crypto

    Crypto Currency...Block Chain...Non-Fungible Tokens...Alt-Coins...

    If you've been paying attention to financial news over the last few years, these are likely all terms that you've heard mentioned...but what the HELL are they?  And how do they relate to Las Vegas?

    My guest for this episode is going to do his best to break it all down for us in the simplest terms possible.

    Making his second appearance on the podcast is Jake Gallen.  Jake previously hosted a podcast called "The Guest List" where he interviewed Las Vegas creators, leaders & entrepreneurs.  In early 2022, Jake re-branded and shifted focus to the world of Crypto & NFT's.  He also founded a Crypto Consultation Firm called Nativ Research & has become heavily involved in the Las Vegas Crypto scene.

    Jake & I connected on my last trip to Las Vegas and he was kind enough to explain what Crypto Currency is and how it works, what an NFT is & how they're currently being used, and we talked about the potential future for crypto & NFT's in the world of Las Vegas.

    If you want to know more, be sure to visit Jake's Website and take a listen to the Jake Gallen Podcast.  Also, be sure to follow Jake on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

     

    • 57 min
    My Special Guest: Carrot Top

    My Special Guest: Carrot Top

    My very special guest for this episode has been in the comedy business for over three decades.  He's been on stage all over the world and has been on hundreds of TV shows including Live with Regis & Kelly, Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, Scrubs, CSI and he's made over THIRTY appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

    Carrot Top has been headlining his own show at the Luxor in Las Vegas for the last 16 years and recently signed an extension that will keep him there through to 2025.

    Carrot Top and I talked about his early days of prop comedy, how he comes up with his material, the current state of comedy, his apprehension when he first signed on at the Luxor and much more!

    Carrot Top performs in the Atrium Showroom at the Luxor Las Vegas 6 nights a week.  Visit the Luxor's website for tickets and showtimes.  To find out if Carrot Top is touring to a city near you, visit his official website and give him a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 

    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Kabobit ,

Exceptional Podcast

Exceptional podcast that is well produced and informative. This is not a regurgitation of the news, but a highly creative show that takes a deep dive into a behind the scenes look at Las Vegas. The interviews are interesting and the show often lands some great guests. The host’s passion for Las Vegas seems to be the drive behind this great show.

GaryC21342134 ,

Great listen!

This is a great podcast and Jeff really does his homework and research

wishilivedinvegas ,

Say it ain’t so

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

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