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GOT 9 minutes? - A chat about casinos, luxury travel, Las Vegas, and gambling with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are major areas of conversation and exploration. Get your daily dose.

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.6, 18 Ratings

GOT 9 minutes? - A chat about casinos, luxury travel, Las Vegas, and gambling with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are major areas of conversation and exploration. Get your daily dose.

    Episode 85 Let's Talk About Casino Hosts

    Episode 85 Let's Talk About Casino Hosts

    Today we will be discussing the topic of casino hosts and specifically if you should have one. Now, if you have not heard of a casino host before that is understandable, and we take a few minutes to explain exactly what their role is and how it differs from other comparable positions at a resort. From there, we talk about the process of finding one — which is actually, usually up to them. Steve (LasVegasUK on Twitter) shares some thoughts and experiences of when a casino host will become interested in your play and the times that he has been approached.

    • 20 min
    Episode 84 [NO BS] - MGM Mlife (M life Rewards) Versus Caesars Rewards

    Episode 84 [NO BS] - MGM Mlife (M life Rewards) Versus Caesars Rewards

    In this episode, we’re going to jump into one of the most frequently asked questions in Vegas and the casino loyalty world, and a topic that will most likely deserve a few additional episodes to get into the nuances. We compare the MGM M life loyalty program versus Caesars Rewards loyalty programs.

    • 18 min
    Episode 83 Turning Left for Less and COVID-19 Chaos

    Episode 83 Turning Left for Less and COVID-19 Chaos

    Events have turned such that those of us in the travel business are locked up in our houses, trying to figure out just what we are going to do with ourselves. When will travel bans be lifted and what will happen to all of the flights and trips we already had scheduled to occur in the next few months? We had Michele Robson from Turning Left for Less join us on today’s episode to share all of her thoughts and great advice on the matter.

    • 28 min
    Episode 82 Gamify Baby! with Gilbert of God Save The Points

    Episode 82 Gamify Baby! with Gilbert of God Save The Points

    In today’s episode, we cover some of the observations we’ve had so far, Gilbert’s latest article, the concept of gamification, and what strategies airlines and hotel brands should be implementing in these strange times to keep travel loyalty relevant and compelling.

    • 18 min
    Episode 81 What Excites You The Most About Miles and Points 2019 - LVA Travel

    Episode 81 What Excites You The Most About Miles and Points 2019 - LVA Travel

    What do you think about the airlines’ new award system, shifting from fixed to variable? In this episode, we check in to hear what LVA Travel writer Mike Friedman has to say on the topic. For him, the change has been mostly positive, and he explains why availability and choice in this regard weigh heavier than pricing.

    • 13 min
    Episode 80 Cairo Baccarat Talk with John Morris of Wheelchair Travel

    Episode 80 Cairo Baccarat Talk with John Morris of Wheelchair Travel

    Today on the show John Morris from Wheelchair Travel joins Michael to talk about their recent trip to the Caesars in Cairo – inside the luxurious Four Seasons. After convincing John to play punto banco aka baccarat for the first time, it turned out to be an entirely new experience for Michael too! What they learned was that all baccarat is not created equal as the rules for this game are somewhat different from the version they know in the United States. Both give their opinions about tie bets and following or betting against the streaks. They also talk about the intimate atmosphere of the casino and the bonus convenience of the US dollar currency, and then share some more inside info about the food, drinks, ventilation and even the quality of the ice – another fun episode not to be missed!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Mississippi Rob ,

Great addition to the Podcast

Really enjoying the podcast as travel and casinos start to ramp up again. Steve is a great addition for Michael to bounce ideas off of. Plus, if you’re based in England, somebody needs to have a British accent! Keep up the great work.

BethanyRWalsh ,

Awesome- you won’t be disappointed

The content marries two of my favorite subjects, casinos and travel hacking, like no other. Interesting, entertaining and passionate host who had found a way to present info in an incredibly unique way. I also always enjoy listening to michaels unique takes on things.

Jostkdor73374 ,

Awful

Just not entertaining or informative. A rip off from the point guy.

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