About Us

Who are we? We are lovers of all things Las Vegas. We love the casinos, the restaurants, the shows and even Criss Angel. Well, OK, we love the casinos, restaurants and shows.

We’re here to give you the essential news and information you need to get the most from your next Las Vegas visit, all with a slightly skewed, occasionally intoxicated, perspective.

We were going to write a mission statement, but it sounded too much like having a job, so we made this instead.
We were going to write a mission statement, but it sounded too much like having a job, so we made this instead.

We know people. We dig things up. We lampoon as needed. We’re so inside, we’re concave.

One of the most baffling things about us is we’re just one person, Scott Roeben, although we speak about ourselves in the first person plural. Drop us a line at scott@vitalvegas.com.

We’ve been in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years, and once created words for one of the world’s most recognized Web sites, LasVegas.com.

From there, we went on to write the Pulse of Vegas blog for Caesars Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming company. The Pulse of Vegas blog was named the Best Marketing Blog in the entire country by PR Daily.

We also worked in digital marketing at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas for six years. Fremont Street Experience won first prize for “Best Use of Social Media” in the Las Vegas Interactive Marketing Association Awards. Our efforts also garnered the “Groundbreaker Award”​ for interactive marketing from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Given our love of Las Vegas, it was just a matter of time before we started a site devoted to the entire destination.

Among the many accolades we are far too modest to mention, Vital Vegas was named the Best Business Blog by the Las Vegas Interactive Marketers Association.

Our network of sources in Las Vegas is unparalleled, which means you get news and industry chatter others don’t (or won’t) share, and even if they do, it’s months or even years later. Yawn. Waiting for news releases just doesn’t cut it anymore.

In Nov. 2021, we officially partnered with Casino.org, the premier online news source for all things casinos and gaming. Casino.org is not only an amazing source for news and information about casinos and gambling, they let us do whatever we want, making it possibly the best partnership in the history of ever. Working with Casino.org allows us to maintain complete independence from any Las Vegas casino or other entity. That means we get to say what we want, the way we want, and you know you’re getting the straight scoop and unvarnished truth.

Here’s the thing about Vital Vegas, though. What’s vital is hearing from you, and creating a place where the community of people who love Las Vegas can chat each other up, answer questions and share tips.

So, please comment. Share our posts if you enjoy them. If you don’t, keep it to yourself. We’re here mainly for the adulation and groupies.

You’d be wise to follow us on Twitter, where more than 100,000 followers get their Vegas news, opinions, wild speculation and copious amounts of WTF. Today’s Tweet could win you a bar bet someday.

Thanks for visiting, and we hope you’ll return.

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  • J.Marland
    J.Marland September 5, 2022

    Is there any plans for auctions at any of 3 casinos to be demolished?

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    • Gwendolyn Artis
      Gwendolyn Artis September 13, 2022

      Will they be selling any of their fixtures, Would love to buy a slot machine

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  • Chris Gaffron
    Chris Gaffron August 30, 2022

    Scott- When listening to your latest podcast you talk a lot about NYNY. I’d love to talk with you about two recent trips to Vegas, spending most of my time at. NYNY. Would you be willing to chat with me for a few minutes? I’ll leave my contact info below. Thank you.

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  • Roy Camella
    Roy Camella July 22, 2022

    We love your comments on VegasNeverSleeps.com with Steven Maggi.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben July 22, 2022

      Thanks so much! Steven makes everyone sound great.

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  • Michael Prest
    Michael Prest June 18, 2022

    Just found this site and have added you to my favorites because I'll be coming back over and over

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben June 18, 2022

      Welcome!

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  • Belinda Potts
    Belinda Potts March 9, 2022

    Hi.  My name is Belinda.  I have formed a Senior Ladies Pompon troupe, The Las Vegas Golden Grannies, to perform in our local parades and special events. My mission : To get Seniors out and moving more. To Have fun meeting new people. To Help spread much needed Joy. There are several States that have these Senior groups and the crowds just love them. I want to bring this same concept to Vegas, only bigger, better and Glittzier.  But we need your help. Because we are all Seniors and on fixed incomes, we are in need of a Sponsor and or Donation to help us with the purchase of our uniforms and pompons. We already have a studio offered to us to safely practice in, and we've already been invited to perform at one of the Aviators baseball games.   I was truly hoping that you would find this interesting enough to want to be part of the start of the Las Vegas Golden Grannies!! We want to SHINE for Vegas! Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Belinda Potts

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  • Asking Dude
    Asking Dude February 20, 2022

    Are you sick? Nothing new for a few days.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben February 20, 2022

      Thanks for asking. Some stories just take longer than others. ")

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  • Christopher Castilow
    Christopher Castilow February 16, 2022

    Vital Vegas thank you for being the insider friend that makes a Concierge's job a whole lot easier in Las Vegas.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben February 17, 2022

      Ha, happy to help, and thanks for doing what you do.

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  • William Wingo
    William Wingo December 24, 2021

    Just wanted to say that I appreciate all the hard work you do researching and reporting the Las Vegas scene. Some of my posts over the years may be a bit negative, but I hope you will take those as "constructive criticism." Considering the big picture, I have enjoyed visiting Las Vegas for over fifty years since my first trip as an adult, Presidents' day weekend, 1969. Unfortunately, the last twenty years haven't been quite as good as the first twenty. But regardless, best wishes and holiday greetings to you, Scott, to all the other VitalVegas posters, and to Las Vegas itself. Cheers.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben December 25, 2021

      Thanks for taking the time to say that, and for being a part of the Vegas conversation.

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  • Gary Mann
    Gary Mann December 21, 2021

    How about having more frequent video talks, so they are not so long? 40 - 60 minutes is a bit long. How about more frequent 15 minute talks.

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  • Ed Note
    Ed Note December 2, 2021

    Can't seem to send a comment. Keep being told "Spam deleted" So, once again, I am Spam! Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam .... sorry an old song came to mind.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben December 2, 2021

      Ha, you aren't personally spam, so there's that. I haven't encountered that issue with comments, so it could be a bug, I'll pass it along. Thank you.

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  • Jaxon
    Jaxon November 14, 2021

    HUGE TIP, but not surprised. Paris SELF-parking 0-4 hours is now $25. Didn’t think of getting a pic of the sign, but it’s right by the Parking Kiosks. Yet another reason LOCALS skip the Strip.

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    Chip Racks October 25, 2021

    Sand Dollar, big ass Christmas party going to happen this year? What dates? Trying to fly in from Chicago for puckball and Golden Steer. Would like to do Dollar for their charity event. If the air traffic world does not collapse on 08 Dec, due to truth or dare vaccine day.

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  • Edward Pierson
    Edward Pierson October 4, 2021

    Re: Your "Fumsup" Vital Vegas twitter post......I hate (heh, yeah right) to be "that guy", but akshually thumbs up meant the Gladiator would die. The thumbs down, i.e. swords down, meant the Gladiator would live. Even though you are sometimes a dork, I really, really enjoy all your stuff....I am kidding (heh, yeah right) about the dork burn....;-)

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  • Sarah Williams
    Sarah Williams September 28, 2021

    Hello, I don't want to waste any of your time so I'll get straight to the point - does vitalvegas.com accept sponsored posts? We would like to post on your website an article with a permanent dofollow backlink. Please let me know if the links are permanent dofollow and not marked sponsored. Also let me know if you accept sensitive niches like CBD, casino etc. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Sarah

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben September 28, 2021

      Thanks for reaching out, but I don't do sponsored posts or any other forms of sponsorships or advertising.

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    Rock Rocheleau September 16, 2021

    This is Rock & Stacy Rocheleau. The couple that were in line with you for the bus to the Raider's game. Did you like the stadium? Are you writing an article about the whole experience?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben September 16, 2021

      Hey, great meeting you both! The stadium was amazing and the game was awesome. I will probably write something about the experience, thanks for asking. Hope to bump into you two again sometime.

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  • Larry R Trask
    Larry R Trask September 5, 2021

    Best Vegas blog bar none. I read this weekly even though I (sadly) haven't been to Vegas in three years after a decade of visiting 3+ times per year. Quality information delivered in an irreverent, hilarious style. Thanks for your excellent work.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben September 5, 2021

      Thank you, and sorry it's been so long!

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  • Mike H
    Mike H August 16, 2021

    Scott, I spent 43 years as a Professional Photographer. I have always been impressed by your Phorographic abilites....well done...u use the available light well and "your photograph tell the story" you are trying to achieve. Well done! Keep it up!

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  • Paul
    Paul August 11, 2021

    Surprised you guys haven't posted about the new ticket redemption machines at Caesars properties. They round all redemptions down to the whole dollar and do not dispense coins. If you are owed coins, a voucher is printed out and you have to go to the casino cage to collect the balance. Obviously, not many people are going to wait in line to collect 42 cents at the casino cage so that money is never claimed. Another cash grab at Caesars properties!

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  • Mike H
    Mike H April 26, 2021

    Hey Scott, I am so glad that u are working this gig full time.....your post this year have been awesome. I hope this works out financially for you, cause it's working out great for us! I quite frequently have a Capt and Diet Coke to salute you, or the weather or cars driving by or ....well anything really.....

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben May 3, 2021

      Thank you! Doing this full time has definitely allowed me to focus on digging up some big scoop I may not have been able to get previously. Cheers, and appreciate your note.

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  • Lincoln
    Lincoln April 14, 2021

    Hello VitalVegas, Any idea when/if Vegastodayandtomorrow.com will be resurrected? Vital Vegas has been my POC for all things Vegas for years now, but VTT had some good stuff. Like the vegas hotel timeline, interesting tidbits about Vegas architecture, who owns what, etc. Please advise if you can and keep up the good work.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben April 15, 2021

      Yeah, it's a go-to for a lot of great information, but haven't heard about it restarting again.

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    ali law associates February 28, 2021

    You keep me updated until I get to make Vegas my Permanent home when I retire in: 6 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours 28 mins

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  • Ryan S
    Ryan S February 11, 2021

    Wow, how have I not come across your website before? I'm loving it. I don't see that you offer an emailed summary newsletter (weekly), correct? Do you plan on offering that at any point in the future?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben February 12, 2021

      Yep, hope to launch a newsletter soon. Check back again.

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      • BST
        BST June 12, 2021

        That would be great ! I will be checking back also -thanks.

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  • Bodych
    Bodych December 13, 2020

    Since I do not post on Twitter, I wanted to state that your governor lied tonight in his talk-down to Nevadans. He stated that the safety and efficacy of the vaccines were proven by government agencies and confirmed by the western coalition states. That's a bare-faced lie, and he knows it. The vaccines were approved strictly on an emergency basis, foregoing the usual standard practices of testing for safety, which takes YEARS, not months. These vaccines are absolutely NOT proven to be safe, not proven to have efficacy, not proven to even be needed, since the survivability rate of alleged Covid is 99.7% and the PCR tests are worthless due to the "40" amplification rate used in American labs. They are using the American people as lab rats for these vaccines, and that is a fact. I was appalled by the fear porn he was peddling, and the ridiculous wearing of a face mask when there was zero need to be wearing one. His entire lecture was riddled with inaccuracies and lies. I don't live in Nevada, but your governor has a political agenda that is killing businesses for no reason. Otherwise, he wouldn't be such a patronizing, pathological liar to the people who pay his salary. Unbelievable.

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    • Darrel
      Darrel June 5, 2021

      I completely agree! I cancelled a trip last year (2020) because of this 'plandemic' and the regulations that were forced on people, ALL of which have been proven to be false. It was and still is about control, that's why the people who are 'in charge' don't want to give up their power. I am planning a trip to Vegas this year (2021) but will only fly IF the airlines no longer require the wearing of 'masks' AND the casinos, restaurants, stores and shops, entertainment venues, etc. DO NOT REQUIRE THE USE OF MASKS, as they do nothing but make people look ridiculous. I'm not saying that the virus is phony, but it isn't any worse than the flu or a cold and there are meds that will help in overcoming it. IF these things are doable by the airlines, resorts, and businesses in general (govt too), then I will be in Vegas this year. If they can't be done, then another state will be receiving my vacation money for the last 4 years of planning and saving. Should be able to employee at least a couple of people for three months or so. We were planning on having a really good time...but I guess time will tell.... BTW...love reading and keeping up to date on the new stuff happening and places that we want to experience. Excellent articles and superb info. THANKS!!

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  • Bodych
    Bodych December 13, 2020

    Would you please expand to social media sites that do not censor people? Twitter is among the worst; it is an enemy of free speech and informed opinions. Same with Facebook. Gab is a free-speech zone and does not censor.

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    Cory November 3, 2020

    Hi Scott, as a las vegas local its great to get some insight on things to do in Las Vegas, cause after all being a local you can only do so much drinking and gambling as a local

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  • Brett Crawford
    Brett Crawford October 30, 2020

    Hi Scott, I've been following Vital Vegas twitter for quite a while and just began listening to the podcasts. Love both, thank you. In several of the early episodes you call out casinos for reducing pour size and cutting down on comp drinks. I agree that that is sad but I don't think you should blame the casinos, you should blame government regulations and taxation. Casino margins have been severely cut by regulations and taxation, so the casinos have to cut cost to offset that reduction. Don't blame the casinos, go after the regulations and taxation. If the government would roll back regulations and taxes, casinos would go back to keeping their patrons as happy as possible.

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  • Jae Markham
    Jae Markham October 23, 2020

    Scott, Thank You so much for your Work on the Blog! So Glad the Judge Sided with Free Speech! You keep me updated until I get to make Vegas my Permanent home when I retire in: 6 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours 28 mins

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  • Scott Ito
    Scott Ito June 29, 2020

    Enjoy all the Vegas news. Thanks!

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben July 3, 2020

      Thanks for taking the time to thank me. ")

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  • matt
    matt June 5, 2020

    Not sure if you have been to the locals casinos yet. Suncoast killed all the $5 roulette tables. It was near impossible to get a seat at either bar, because they did not put plexiglass between machines, they just took chairs away, ppl were still standing and playing.

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  • Thomas James
    Thomas James May 21, 2020

    With "social distancing" how are the swimming pools at the resorts going to be affected? I got to hand it to you,you sure know your stuff!

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  • Lee
    Lee May 17, 2020

    Really missing Vegas and found this blog. At least you're one of the more educated writers out there - and entertaining too! I look forward to seeing what you post each week. Maybe you can get some inside scoop about the true future of CES for us.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben May 17, 2020

      Thanks! Yeah, there's been a lot of chatter about CES related to the current situation.

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  • donna
    donna April 9, 2020

    you're blog is great--if you maintain an email list to send your newsletters as u write them please add me to your list thanku, donna from toronto

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  • Daniel Krajewski
    Daniel Krajewski March 19, 2020

    Wow the world has sure changed in a few short weeks. Let's all hunker in and try some of your suggestions. This may take some time but we WILL get through it all. DK

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  • Dan Krajewski
    Dan Krajewski March 12, 2020

    Hey!!! How come no info about the coronavirus and Las Vegas? Keep us informed!!!!!

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben March 15, 2020

      Sorry, most of the news is happening so quickly, it's impossible to do updates on the blog. Hit Twitter @VitalVegas.

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  • deedee42
    deedee42 February 5, 2020

    Hi Scott, Just got back from Vegas and was pleasantly surprised to see that there are now clearly marked flat rates for cabs from the airport to various locations on the strip. We spent a flat $19 to Mandalay Bay - a bit pricey but at least no long haul. The airport had posted the rates on the way out the doors to the cab stand. I hadn't seen this good news on your site so I thought I'd pass it along. Best regards,

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben February 8, 2020

      Yep, thanks. While a relief, it's too little too late, and some believe those flat rates are institutionalizing a price that's more than rideshare, so of little benefit to customers.

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      • DeeDee42
        DeeDee42 February 13, 2020

        Yeah, my husband says the cab fare now is more expensive than it had been prior to the flat rates. I'm just glad I don't have to worry about been long hauled.

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  • Matthew Nason
    Matthew Nason January 20, 2020

    What is the latest on The Drew /Fountianblue?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben January 24, 2020

      They say they have funding, but I don't believe that's the case. Don't hold your breath.

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    George Panakakis September 20, 2019

    I love your ground breaking info. Here’s ground breaking I’m a great Nfl handicapper and I separate myself from all the Scumbags by showing every pick at kickoff with a tweet @grpwins and on my web site to hopefully begin a cleanup of this industry. Please check out my web site and contact me if you want to do a story! Thanks and keep up the good work.

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  • Chris Underwood
    Chris Underwood August 27, 2019

    This is by far the best Vegas oriented blog! Thanks Scott for what you do as it's always an enjoyable read.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben September 13, 2019

      Thank you!

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  • Mike Haeder
    Mike Haeder August 6, 2019

    Just got back from our bi-annual trip to Vegas yesterday.....after having gone there 40+ times, the one thing that strikes me is, is there just one guy fixing escalators for the whole city? When they are off on the strip it is commensurate to climbing a mountain. In Jan when we were there is had rained a couple days and they must turn them off in the rain......hundreds of billions of dollars of investment on the strip and no one can run an escalator in the rain? I'm sure they think it might be slick, but it is a total turn off. I know you have done many articles too, that elude to the continual fleecing of the travelers, but maybe it is time to do another one in general.

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    Doug July 31, 2019

    Heard the sultry tones of your podcast's voice on National Public Radio yesterday and my worlds collided. Consider yourself rarified. Mazel tov.

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  • DOrthy Holman
    DOrthy Holman July 16, 2019

    I think RiRa at Mandalay Bay will be sold to MGM by the investors by next year (prior to stadium opening.

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  • Sherrie
    Sherrie May 31, 2019

    How nice to find a blogger with so much personality! I also missed VegasChatter when that nice lady moved away, and was thrilled to read your jaunty words and opinions today. I will surely be a follower and sometimes commentor...just can't keep it to myself somedays.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben June 1, 2019

      Well, thank you. I was a fan of Vegas Chatter as well.

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  • Mike Haeder
    Mike Haeder May 14, 2019

    Hi Scott, Huge raiding the rock vault fan! Have you heard the future of the show after Virgin takes over? Thanks

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  • Craig Savage
    Craig Savage March 9, 2019

    I really love this blog. It is very funny. I only go to Vegas about once per year but really enjoy keeping up with what is going on. Thanks,

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben March 30, 2019

      Thanks for saying so, Craig.

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    Tom February 26, 2019

    vitalvegas and Team, We are looking for additional inventory for our premium advertisers. We also provide our publisher partners with a video player, content (over 1M pieces of premium video in our library) and Google monetization. It’s a plug-and-play contextual video solution that creates net, new inventory with fantastic CPMs and fill rates. Let me know if you have some time to hop on a call. Regards, Tom.

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  • David E. Miller
    David E. Miller February 14, 2019

    I used to frequent VegasTodayAndTomorrow to find out what was being built, or planned to be built, in Las Vegas. That web site died some years back. I just now discovered your blog, and appreciate it.

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  • Janice Campbell
    Janice Campbell January 28, 2019

    Enjoy seeing you on the News. I'd like to be on any posts, eblasts you send out

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben January 31, 2019

      Thanks! I don't do a newsletter, but post frequently on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Mr.E from Santa Cruz
    Mr.E from Santa Cruz January 22, 2019

    Awesome job keeping your finger on the pulse of LV. Any chance Emery will get a page / corner of the blog for her perspective ? I think she is a great counterbalance to you on the podcast and would be interested in reading her stuff as well.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben January 24, 2019

      Thanks, and absolutely not. She's already stealing some of my limelight, and I will not abide that under any circumstances. I mentioned your request, and she said, "I'm lazy. I like being on the podcast because I only have to talk."

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  • Jack Tarasar
    Jack Tarasar January 14, 2019

    I think I heard this from VitalVegas, but not sure. I heard that in December, 2018, they would BEGIN a $17 Million dollar upgrade on the Freemont Street CANOPY. December has come and gone and I have not heard any update from anyone, VitalVegas included. You guys seem to have the best inside story on lots on Vegas news. Can you tell me/us what the status is and WHAT the upgrade entails????

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben January 22, 2019

      Ha, yes, it's happening. The upgrade will be happening over the rest of the year, with a debut on NYE 2019/20. They're manufacturing the LEDs now, and installation will take about nine months. The canopy will keep doing the light shows, just with sections out during the upgrade. Hope that helps. Nearly forgot I haven't done a story about this. Weird, since I work there.

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  • David Ross Britton, Ed.D.
    David Ross Britton, Ed.D. November 30, 2018

    After being in gambling for 50 years, and dealing the wheel for 20, I just learned from your site a basket bet is 5 numbers. As a previous owner of dealing schools, and teaching students, including at UNLV, have I been teaching my student the wrong terminology for all these years? A basket bet is the 0 00 and 2. A five number bet is called a five number bet, a line bet or a top line bet, not a basket.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben December 29, 2018

      Yes, you've been teaching the wrong terminology to your students. It's five numbers as shown.

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  • Daniel Krajewski
    Daniel Krajewski October 28, 2018

    You guys sure did a 360 with the drink coupons!!!! That person who convinced you it was a good way to do business must have given you a free drink to write what you did. I still think the whole idea SUCKS and it rates right up there with the pay to park issue on the Strip. Even though I disliked that story--Overall I enjoy your comments.

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben November 14, 2018

      Thanks. I hear you. It's not that I like them, it's just as I've spent more time using them, I realize they do more good than harm.

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    Forrest Nettles August 14, 2018

    Hello Scott, I am part of a Commodore user group, the Clark County Commodore Computer Club here in Vegas. We are part of a Commodore show taking place at the Plaza on Aug 24-26, Commodore Retro eXpo, or CRX. We expect participation from our membership and Commodore fans from throughout the southwest US. This is the 2nd year for this show. last year was at the Alexis Park. We are hoping you might help promote our event. We (5C's) are a co-sponsor, the event is being presented by CBMSTUFF.COM. This years theme is Retro Commodore, featuring recent commercial products that enhance and upgrade the line of Commodore 64 and Amiga computers. It seems that nearly everyone who was around in the 1980's to early 2000's had a Commodore computer. The Commodore 64 is rated by Wikipedia and Guinness Book of World Records as the best selling personal computer of all time. We hope you will take an interest in this event, and of our user group which has been in existence here in Las Vegas since 1983. Best regards, Forrest Nettles vice-president Clark County Commodore Computer Club 702-363-3331 x5 8633 Trafalgar Dr Las Vegas, NV 89117

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben August 15, 2018

      Thanks for the information, Forrest.

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  • Alexander
    Alexander August 12, 2018

    Hello, do you have a business email?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben August 15, 2018

      Yes.

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  • Mark
    Mark June 26, 2018

    Hi, Looking to collaborate with your blog! Please email me.

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  • Roman Sturn
    Roman Sturn June 18, 2018

    How can we personally e-mail you? Would love to share some in sight.

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  • Shawn
    Shawn May 15, 2018

    Hi Scott. Will you be writing a piece on the affect a culinary union strike will have on the city? I'm thinking it will be awful, I am supposed to be in town the second week of June but may have to cancel if the strike happens. Thanks.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>ANDREW FIGURA</a>
      ANDREW FIGURA June 1, 2018

      @Shawn Maybe Scott will give you a reply now that the union has reached a partial deal!

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  • Olivier
    Olivier April 23, 2018

    Hi Scott, Please check your FB inbox. best, Olivier

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben May 6, 2018

      I don't know if I've ever done that! DM me on Twitter or shoot a note to scott (@) vitalvegas.com.

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  • mobycat
    mobycat December 12, 2017

    Does anyone know what's going on in front of Bellagio? The fountains are fenced off the length of the strip. (don't know if they are fenced on Bellagio side.

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  • Dal Sayers
    Dal Sayers November 17, 2017

    Hey Scott, We were in Vegas Nov. 2-9 and the man and I and another couple did a “Nugget Crawl.” Four unwary Canadians. We were staying at the Golden Nugget so decided to start the day at the Silver Nugget, went to Jerry’s Nugget and finished back at the Golden Nugget. Want to hear about it? We’re not great writers but not bad...... It was a trip..... Dal and Chad

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben November 18, 2017

      Jerry's Nugget is worthless, so sorry about that leg of the crawl.

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      • Dal Sayers
        Dal Sayers November 18, 2017

        Bah!!! Scott!!! My buddy won $1300 bucks in there!!! For real!!!

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      • Dal Sayers
        Dal Sayers November 18, 2017

        Errrrrr...... too many wobblers last night I just got it Scott lol lol lol

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  • Lee
    Lee October 11, 2017

    Scott, your worst nightmare may come true. I just read an article where Caesar's is looking to expand to land they own on Kovall lane, and they are even considering developing the 7 acres of land they own in front of Caesar's Palace.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben October 12, 2017

      Some land is fine to turn into shopping. Not if that land has an iconic fountain on it, though!

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  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson August 29, 2017

    I really like boobs...not so much gigantic butts. Many examples of these can be seen, really seen, on Fremont St. Am I getting too curmudgeonly, or do the exposees of the aforementioned naughty bits need to be reeled in a bit ?

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben August 31, 2017

      Yeah, I'm a big fan of pretty much all body parts, but have issues with the amount of skin being shown on Fremont. There are a lot of aspects of the street "performers" that are detrimental to the destination.

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  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson August 29, 2017

    Hi gang, Am I wrong or is downtown being gentrified (to a degree ?). Since the under 30's don't spend time or money in the casinos....and now we LV vets have to pick up the slack by paying for parking and possibly soon drinks.....could we be downsizing to Fremont St. I'm over 70 and the walking around the strip is more of a chore. So having all the stripness within 4 blocks fits better ?

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben August 31, 2017

      Yeah, there's a lot that's changing about downtown, but ultimately, it's still the grittier option with better value. The Strip is just a different experience.

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  • Bill B
    Bill B July 28, 2017

    As you guys work with the FSE do you know when the street surface will be repaired & brought up to it's former glory/condition? Since the Zip line monstrosity was built, the street surface, especially near the GG is wrecked. Years ago Fremont was special, gold & silver coloured flecked pavement that was repaired regularly & always spotless during the day, Now, in places, it looks, well, tatty. Any ideas? We love downtown & want it to look as good as it did.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben July 31, 2017

      They're working on the surfacing (you can see tests near the SlotZilla tower), but no timeline on when the whole thing will take off. Even when it starts, it'll be months doing the work, so it's awhile off.

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  • Andrew G
    Andrew G October 31, 2016

    Dear God (i.e Scott Roeben) Why Oh Why has Cheeseburger Las Vegas in the Miracle Mile closed?

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben November 2, 2016

      Michael at Vegas Bright says he was told the rent was jacked up. If it was doing well, that probably wouldn't matter too much, but if they were on the fence, that probably sealed its fate.

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  • Angel
    Angel September 25, 2016

    Does anyone really know what is going to happened with the Harley Davidson cafe? I am a member of Tacos El Gordo and I think the owner will like to put the restaurant there,if The Harley Davidson cafe decides to leave. Can anyone let me know. Thank You

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  • Kevin Mann
    Kevin Mann June 21, 2016

    Any update on the fashion show mall front remodel?

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  • Shane Sparky
    Shane Sparky May 7, 2016

    Any idea how the parking fees work at MGM resort hotels? In/outs allowed? Can you stay at MGM and pay parking and use Mirage parking lot, or pay again? Thanks for this blog, keeps me connected to Vegas!

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  • Corey Levitan
    Corey Levitan January 20, 2016

    Are these comments real? I feel like they're either fake or written by friends of yours.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben January 20, 2016

      Thank you! And appreciate your leaving one.

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  • Maurice Lauzier
    Maurice Lauzier December 29, 2015

    My wife is a horny and sexy 70 year old. Would she qualify as a professional whore at one of the brothels. //////////////////////////////we woud be ready to relocate.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben December 30, 2015

      Lovely, and congrats. Definitely contact the brothels. They accept applications via their Web site.

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      • Lisa Fiorentino
        Lisa Fiorentino July 12, 2020

        Lmao. Scott, I enjoy some of your responses. Polite and no nonsense when responding to, (oxy-moronically), an ABUNDANCE of nonsense. (Covertly sarcastic is the punchline, and that my friend is a punchline that only a like-minded intellect like myself, can not ignore!

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        • Scott Roeben
          Scott Roeben July 12, 2020

          Thanks. I'm honestly exhausted. I didn't think the fun could be taken out of Las Vegas, but the discourse online has become truly draining. Appreciate the sentiment. I do what I can to listen to all opinions, but some of the discussions aren't even about the story people are commenting on. Those have to go, and politics really have no place here. They're boring, the opposite of Las Vegas. ")

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  • Jennifer Field
    Jennifer Field December 9, 2015

    Hey Scott! I wanted to see if you would be open to guest blogging?

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben December 10, 2015

      Happy to discuss! Please send more details to scott(@)vitalvegas.com. Thanks for asking!

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  • Troy Swezey
    Troy Swezey October 28, 2015

    How about a review of the new hypnosis show, Hypnosis Unleashed, at Binions?

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben October 28, 2015

      Keep meaning to see it. I've heard it's pretty good, on par with other comedy-hypnosis shows in town--although it would be hard to beat Anthony Cools. Raunchy and very funny.

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  • Benjamin Brown
    Benjamin Brown August 28, 2015

    I was on Freemont street on Tuesday and they were filming something in 2 spots. One was on the street between the Nugget and 4 queens and later on Freemont street. They had the road closed from Las Vegas Blvd down to the El Cortez and on that shoot they had 2 folks riding horses don the middle of the street. (I noticed that after I took my friend to the container park and scared the sh** out of him with the fire breathing preying mantis) Any idea what they were filming?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben August 28, 2015

      Good eye, Benjamin! They're shooting "The Player," a new show with Wesley Snipes. The show has been picked up, and they expect to shoot downtown often.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben August 28, 2015

      Good eye, Benjamin! They're shooting "The Player," a new show with Wesley Snipes. The show has been picked up, and they expect to shoot downtown often.

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  • Hnt
    Hnt July 28, 2015

    Yes we need a Rss feed

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  • Kevin McShane
    Kevin McShane July 28, 2015

    First I've have been reading your blog for about a year and I really enjoy it. You do a great job. I'm sure you have seen that the VegasChatter folks are all but done on Friday the 31st; Which to me is quite sad. I'm not a writer (I'm sure you can tell by now) but, just a big fan of all the work you guys do by providing us with the Vegas411 (which is a cool site name). So comes the purpose of this email.... if you ever run a paid membership to read your blog I would love to commit to something like that to keep it going. Also a source of revenue for your site could be the Amazon affiliate program offered to small business. Visitors click the link on your site and you receive a 8% commission on anything bought through your site. I use Amazon a lot and I make sure to click links of my favorite small business so they receive advertisement commission. Thanks again for all the hard work you provide. I really enjoy everything on your site.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben July 29, 2015

      Thanks so much for your kind words!

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      • Cmurder
        Cmurder August 6, 2015

        Not sure you'll see this but I was a dedicated daily VegasChatter reader, so I was very bummed to be suddenly be cut off from my favorite Vegas site "cold turkey". I have been aware of VitalVegas for over a year and have occasionally visited your page if Chatter wasn't covering something I was looking for. The main reason Chatter was my first choice was two-fold: 1) they seemed to discuss "future Vegas/construction updates" topics more often (my favorite category) and 2) they seemed to update their blog more frequently and had more stories on a daily/weekly basis. Now that VitalVegas is my only reliable source for Vegas news, I thought I'd put in my two cents on what made VegasChatter my first choice and hope some of what I said will resonate here as I am now a daily follower of Vital Vegas.

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        • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
          Scott Roeben August 6, 2015

          Hi, and thanks for your note. I read all the comments on my blog and try to respond to all of them as well. Also bummed about Vegas Chatter, and pleased folks are giving my site a look. Appreciate hearing your thoughts, and hope you'll visit from time to time, but this definitely isn't that. This site is a hobby and a labor of love. I sort of post when I can, but often opt to drink or gamble instead. It's one of the great things about it being a hobby! I can't possible keep up with the quantity of material Vegas Chatter put out. I'm happy just doing stuff and taking pictures and sharing them. Hopefully, we'll be part of your Vegas site routine, though. Combined, all the sites and blogs in Vegas can cover a lot of ground, although nobody's going to replace Vegas Chatter anytime soon.

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  • John
    John January 21, 2015

    Can't read your new content with the multi colour background. Words get lost in the colours on my iPad.

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    • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
      Scott Roeben January 22, 2015

      Can't seem to replicate that, John, sorry. The center content areas actually have a white background.

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  • Mike V
    Mike V May 13, 2014

    Hello, Ive been realy curious about a tour I attended about a year ago at Elara. The rooms that we were shown were completely different than what I've seen there before. Deep purples and grays, different headboards, furniture, hallways, etc. (kinda Cosmopolitan-ish). This is one of my favorite hotels to stay at because the rooms are nice, large and close to the strip. I have been trying to find more info on these new rooms but cannot find anything online. I've stayed twice since the tour and although the lobby has received a big face-lift, I keep getting booked into the same red Planet Hollywood themed rooms (they're nice but the other rooms I saw were much nicer). Anyway.. I found this interesting and would like to find out more. Hopefully it is something you would be interested in looking into as well. ;-)

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    • vitalvegas
      vitalvegas May 19, 2014

      That is interesting. We'll keep our eyes peeled for any information about that.

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    • Kevin McShane
      Kevin McShane July 28, 2015

      The Elara is slowly remodeling all their rooms from when the Westgate was majority owner. Needless to tell the new Westgate (old Hiltion LVH) is buying all their old furniture back and putting them in Westgate again. However, I do have list of floors that have been remodeled at the Elara. A majority of the Elara rooms are still the red black decor you're use too.

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  • Kevin Goodspeed
    Kevin Goodspeed April 27, 2014

    Can you do a piece on best places to catch live music on the strip and downtown? I'm looking for a place to grab a drink, relax, and watch some talent without paying $150 for a show.

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    • vitalvegas
      vitalvegas April 27, 2014

      Great idea! We'll keep that in the editorial mix. Fremont Street is always a great, free option. Picnic at Downtown Grand has started having live bands, too. Might try Brooklyn Bowl for bands, their schedule is full!

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    • Abel Martin
      Abel Martin September 2, 2020

      Why don’t you learn to play an instrument then you can play for people for nothing. I am so irked by people that want to sit and listen to “ live music” but don’t want to pay a cover and their idea of grabbing a drink is asking a server for a glass of water.

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  • Jessalynn Strauss
    Jessalynn Strauss August 27, 2013

    Ah ha! I thought I recognized your writing style from the Pulse of Vegas blog. I love that one and am looking forward to reading this one, too. (I'm not just blowing smoke - I use it frequently as an example in the PR classes I teach.) I have my own blog about Vegas, askdrvegas.com. It's been, um, sleeping for a while as I've been switching jobs and moving my whole life around, but I plan to pick it up again in the next few weeks. Would love to hear what you think!

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben August 27, 2013

      Very flattering, thanks, Jessalynn! It's only a little scary knowing our work is influencing young minds. We'll definitely take a look at your blog, and thanks for the kind words.

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  • tommeny
    tommeny August 11, 2013

    is there an rss feed?

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    • Scott Roeben
      Scott Roeben August 11, 2013

      Thanks for asking! Does this help? https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/wp-rss2.php

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    • Emanuel Rocha Costa
      Emanuel Rocha Costa January 25, 2017

      https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/feed/

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      • <a href='https://www.casino.org/vitalvegas/' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Scott Roeben</a>
        Scott Roeben January 26, 2017

        Thanks, Manny.

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  • vitalvegas
    vitalvegas August 1, 2013

    Valid point and appreciate hearing it! We use it because saying "I" all the time sounds weird to our ear. We also think it's funnier when it's one person but they say "we." Here, it's done tongue-in-cheek--not sure why others do it, other than possibly it sounds like there are more people involved than there really are, which is certainly the case here. Also, this site has been live for about a week, so we haven't sorted all that out yet. Old habits die hard. Appreciate your thoughts, though. Hope it's not too distracting.

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