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ZorkCast - Vegas Podcast powered by TravelZork - A chat about Vegas, casinos, gambling, and luxury travel with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are significant areas of conversation and exploration. Get your weekly dose.

ZorkCast - Vegas Podcast + Casino Experience, Gambling and Luxury Travel Michael Mason Trager and Steve White

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ZorkCast - Vegas Podcast powered by TravelZork - A chat about Vegas, casinos, gambling, and luxury travel with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are significant areas of conversation and exploration. Get your weekly dose.

    Season 7 - Episode 123 Steve Returns to Vegas and is the (loyalty) Sky Falling?

    Season 7 - Episode 123 Steve Returns to Vegas and is the (loyalty) Sky Falling?

    Welcome back to a new year and a new season of ZorkCast! We’re kicking off season seven and 2022 with a glowing review of Steve’s return to Vegas, the events of ZorkFest 2021, and our thoughts on some of the hottest news on the Vegas strip.

    After two years at home, Steve finally returned for his first ZorkFest and Vegas Visit since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. Not only was it a fantastic ZorkFest, but it was also Steve’s birthday! We hear all about what it was like for him returning to Vegas, his premium travel highlights, and some of the changes he has noticed since he last visited.

    We discuss the launch of the MGM Rewards Program in February 2022 and unpack some of the concerns that followers have been voicing. Tuning in, you’ll hear our thoughts on what we like about the program, such as the value you receive on higher tiers and their incredible app, as well as our criticisms. We also discuss the possible prioritization of gambling for tier points and status and the devaluation of earning tier points via spend. 

    We also discuss the legendary history of the Mirage and the news of its remodeling by Hard Rock International. To hear all about ZorkFest 2021, why nothing lasts forever in Vegas, and much more, make sure you tune in today!

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    Links for episode 123

    163: Bettor Viewing of Uncut Gems and The House with Mark DeVol
    Matt Bridger YouTube
    Atlantic City Adventures With David Wong

    Join The TravelZork Facebook Group - lots of great travel and casino loyalty conversations!
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    • 45 min
    Season 6 - Episode 122 ZorkFest 2021 and Casino to Airline Status Matching

    Season 6 - Episode 122 ZorkFest 2021 and Casino to Airline Status Matching

    Less than a week left before ZorkFest 2021 kicks off, we are counting down the days in anticipation! In today’s special bonus episode, we take a look at some of the exciting things you can expect from Zorkfest, including amazing guests, fantastic social events, and incredible prizes. Learn more about the ZorkFest Podcast Potluck event and why we are so excited to meet our listeners face to face.

    We review Frontier Airlines’ intriguing offer for (hotel) status matching and why it’s great news for anyone with hotel or casino status.

    It’s been stressful to organize ZorkFest under COVID 19 conditions, but we can’t wait to celebrate with a jam-packed social meet-up in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out our schedule for a breakdown of all our events, and get excited for ZorkFest 2021!

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    ZorkFest
    Casino&Travel Loyalty (#Miles & #Points) Event
    + Podcaster Potluck🎙
    ⤵️🏨✈️🎰 ⤵️

    🙋‍♀️ WTF is ZorkFest?
    ✅ BIOs of some of the amazing speakers and presenters
    📅 ZorkFest Schedule
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    🎟 Buy Tickets (Podcaster Potluck ONLY tickets, also available)

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    Links for episode 122

    Frontier Status Match
    Join The TravelZork Facebook Group - great status match discussion there!
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    • 18 min
    Season 6 - Episode 121 Vegas Again and Duck Bath Bombs

    Season 6 - Episode 121 Vegas Again and Duck Bath Bombs

    Welcome back to the ZorkCast with Michael and Steve. We do some armchair traveling in this episode as Michael takes us along on his recent trip to Las Vegas! He talks us through the entire trip from top to bottom: his airline choice, where he stayed, and what Michael did while he was there.

    His principal purpose on this particular trip was to check out the new rooms at Wynn Las Vegas, and that’s precisely what he did! Michael thoroughly reviews various hotel and hotel suite products, describing everything from how The Wynn Las Vegas Salon Suite differs from their Parlor Suite to which suites get Conrad Duck bath bombs and why. (Oh, and we talk Presidential and Chairman’s Suites at Crockfords at Resorts World Las Vegas!)

    We learn all about Michael’s dice crawl with VegasDuffy and the shocking quantity of 500-dollar Baccarat Squeeze Game tables at Wynn Las Vegas!

    In this riveting chat, you’ll hear about the somewhat hilarious history of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, some important info about ZorkFest 2021 and Podcaster Potluck, and why hotel and casino upkeep is of such great importance. Tune in to get one step closer to living a life of luxury in a Las Vegas Hotel!

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    Important: BY NOVEMBER 30th -- Book AMAZING ZorkFest 2021 Las Vegas Room Rate
    Rooms are refundable until 72 hours prior to arrival (be sure to review terms and conditions).
    BOOK HERE

    ZorkFest
    Casino&Travel Loyalty (#Miles & #Points) Event
    + Podcaster Potluck🎙
    ⤵️🏨✈️🎰 ⤵️
    🙋‍♀️ WTF is ZorkFest?
    ✅ BIOs of some of the amazing speakers and presenters
    🏨 Amazing Room Rate at Plaza with $50F&B and Match Play

    Important: BY NOVEMBER 30th -- Book AMAZING ZorkFest 2021 Las Vegas Room Rate
    Rooms are refundable until 72 hours prior to arrival (be sure to review terms and conditions).
    BOOK HERE

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    Luxury Hotel Program for Las Vegas and Worldwide

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    Links for episode 121

    NEW Wynn Las Vegas Rooms – The OG Of Vegas Luxury
    Book Conrad Las Vegas - maybe get a duck!
    Join The TravelZork Facebook Group - lots of extra pics there!
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    • 37 min
    Season 6 - Episode 120 Dice, Dice, Baby! and AC Talk with Frank Morano of 77WABC

    Season 6 - Episode 120 Dice, Dice, Baby! and AC Talk with Frank Morano of 77WABC

    Welcome back for another jampacked episode of ZorkCast, presented by TravelZork.

    In this episode, we talk to 77WABC Radio talk show host Frank Morano about everything he loves about Atlantic City!

    From a little bit about his popular radio show to Frank’s experiences in Atlantic city as a young boy, this episode has it all!

    Hear how Atlantic City has evolved and the promising future that Frank believes lies in store for this beloved coastal New Jersey resort city. We do a deep dive into our shared favorite games, craps, and baccarat, including some great stories of passing the shoe (James Bond style), before experiencing the unique approaches that different casinos have.

    Tuning in, the listener can also find out about the excellent community aspect of craps, some of Frank’s frustrations at particular properties, and some quality questions about what the experts say regarding a specific strategy at the craps table. Press play to join this fantastic conversation now!

    Want to contact us or share something?
    Email us at:
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    ZorkFest
    Casino&Travel Loyalty (#Miles & #Points) Event
    + Podcaster Potluck🎙
    ⤵️🏨✈️🎰 ⤵️
    🙋‍♀️ WTF is ZorkFest?
    ✅ BIOs of some of the amazing speakers and presenters
    🏨 Amazing Room Rate at Plaza with $50F&B and Match Play

    Book your next trip with TravelZork Travel!
    Luxury Hotel Program for Las Vegas and Worldwide

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    Links for episode 120:

    Frank Morano on Twitter
    Frank Morano on 77WABC
    The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano - Overnights 1am - 5am  
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    • 35 min
    Season 6 - Episode 119 Resorts World Las Vegas - Cosmo 2.0?

    Season 6 - Episode 119 Resorts World Las Vegas - Cosmo 2.0?

    Welcome to another episode of ZorkCast, presented by TravelZork.

    Tune in to hear all about Resorts World Las Vegas, the first integrated resort built on the Las Vegas strip in over a decade. You’ll hear all about its epic features, designed for you never to leave, with three hotels sitting within the resort and plenty of details built in to make you stay.

    We touch on dining options, talk about why Resorts World has everything you could need, and touch on the visitor and casino experience compared to other Vegas Resorts. We hope you join us today to hear all this and more.

    Bonus: Steve talks about how Diamond Queen in the UK differs from Diamond Queen in the USA.

    Want to contact us or share something?
    Email us at:
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    ZorkFest
    Casino&Travel Loyalty (#Miles & #Points) Event
    + Podcaster Potluck🎙
    ⤵️🏨✈️🎰 ⤵️
    🙋‍♀️ WTF is ZorkFest?
    ✅ BIOs of some of the amazing speakers and presenters
    🏨 Amazing Room Rate at Plaza with $50F&B and Match Play

    Book your next trip with TravelZork Travel!
    Luxury Hotel Program for Las Vegas and Worldwide

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    Links for episode 119:

    Resorts World Las Vegas
    Hotel Review | Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
    Book Conrad Las Vegas with Impresario Benefits and Luxury Perks

    Matt Bridger
    My Biggest EVER Slot Win! Diamond Queen At Rialto Casino, London (19th October 2021)
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    • 43 min
    Season 6 - Episode 118 Cosmo Vegas Sold - Is it all bad?

    Season 6 - Episode 118 Cosmo Vegas Sold - Is it all bad?

    There has been a shake-up in Vegas recently. For a whopping $5.65 billion, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (or Cosmo, as we affectionately refer to it) has been sold by Blackstone to MGM Resorts.

    Today, we are using this platform to share our thoughts on the changes that will be taking place over the coming months as a result of the sale. By our assessment, some are positive, and some are negative, and you may already have your own opinion on these matters, but hear us out!

    After our discussion around loyalty programs, alignments, and drinks offers, we do a recent history recap of Michael’s trip to watch the Raiders-Bears game (and sneak in a bit of dice, of course --- or maybe not). Then we delve into the benefits of hotel hopping (Steve’s speciality). One of the key takeaways from today’s show; enjoy things while they last!

    Want to contact us or share something?
    Email us at:
    tips@travelzork.com

    ZorkFest
    Casino&Travel Loyalty (#Miles & #Points) Event
    + Podcaster Potluck🎙
    ⤵️🏨✈️🎰 ⤵️
    🙋‍♀️ WTF is ZorkFest?
    ✅ BIOs of some of the amazing speakers and presenters
    🏨 Amazing Room Rate at Plaza with $50F&B and Match Play

    Book your next trip with TravelZork Travel!
    Luxury Hotel Program for Las Vegas and Worldwide

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    Links for episode 118:

    Sign up for a status match today, visit statusmatch

    Follow the OFFICIAL Dog of TravelZork - Mr. Leo Dog on Twitter
     
    What is the highest M life (Mlife) status level?

    Newly renovated Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars
    Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World Las Vegas
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    • 40 min

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