Faces And Aces: Las Vegas

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May 19, 2017 – This episode I talk to a couple of seasoned poker players about some of their favorite poker rooms in Vegas. The host of HighRollerRadio.net and Vegas local Alysia help me find a good beginner room for me to start playing poker. I also tell a story from my recent trip to Vegas and I introduce a new website that collects and shares Vegas stories. I wrote up one of my adventures from my recent trip and posted it at BookOfVegas.com. You can follow them on twitter @bookofvegas. For more information about other topics we talked about in this episode: The Millennium Fandom Bar The Nerd Bar First Friday High Roller Radio Twitter: @HighRollerRadio Website: highrollerradio.net Youtube: youtube.com/user/HighRollerRadioTV Poker Rooms In Vegas – PokerAtlas.com World Series of Darts – Professional Darts Corporation Hobak Korean BBQ – hobakkoreanbbq.com Marc Meltzer Twitter: @MeltzVegas Website: EdgeVegas.com
September 11, 2015 – Katie runs through Disneyland on a 10K run and Aaron sits through a Colombo marathon. Also, this marks the first time we didn’t go to Vegas in between episodes. It’s the end of a streak, or as we like to see it, the beginning of a new streak. Show Notes: Disneyland 10K What Happened In Vegas News: Cosmo Fire Update, 28 Things To Do In Vegas this September, Mirage Drink Voucher System, PRIDE LV. Faces: We talk gambling addiction with the co-director of the UCLA gambling studies program, Dr. Timothy Fong . Are there differences in addiction rates between men and women? Do Asians gamble more than other ethnicities? Why aren’t there “When the fun stops” pamphlets at the bar or at a buffet? We ask these questions and more. Aces: Pizza Rock Tip The Player:@BlackjackROI joins Chris in a discussion about 6-5 vs 3-2 blackjack pays on the strip and come to the conclusion that friends don’t let friends play 6-5. If you are in California, you can receive free gambling disorder treatment by calling 1-800-426-2537, that’s 1-800-GAMBLER. If you are out of state you can call the Problem Gamblers Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
October 13 2018 – Bonus content from episode 55 of FnA. Brianna – Keeping It Casual We discuss the shifting balance of power between men and women and a PSA about not being an asshole. twitter: @breemixed instagram: @breemixed Keegan, Cassi & Christina – My Worst Date We discuss the Christmas in Vegas and best Vegas dates. twitter: @worstdatepod instagram: @myworstdatepodcast Shoutout to: Steve Colsanti from the Hank Cole and The Chooch Show The Oceans14XL crew is taking another trip to Vegas this Nov 9-11. Come hang out with Tipping The Odds Las Vegas, Las Vegas Junkie and Vegas Confessions. For more info go to oceans14xl.com You can find us at facesandaceslv.com and on twitter @facesandaceslv
April 22, 2016 – If you’re fan of Vegas there are about 18 different Vegas podcasts for you to listen to. In this episode, we tip our hat to all the podcasts that talk about Vegas and interview one podcast that is based in Vegas. A link to all the podcasts we talk about can be found at VegasFanboy.com. Adam from the Vegas Fanboy podcast comes on the show to share some of favorite podcast memories and tell a great story about he and his friends invading the strip as a horde of Elvii (plural for Elvis). Horde of Elvii is going to be the name of my new band. In the What Happened In Vegas story segment, Michael from the Vegas Bright podcast shares his awe and wonderment with a story about his first time to Sin City. Last, we talk to the Mike and Lorne from the Bold And Belligerent podcast about life in Vegas, about their awesome podcast and in honor of their show we attempt to play a game with consequences for the loser. Click here to hear Lorne tell the story about getting robbed. Special thanks to The New Trick Podcast for having me on … Continue reading
March 10, 2017 – The podcast returns with an interview with Austin, who for one summer was part of the infamous MIT Blackjack Ring. He talks about counting cards, team play, staying in crappy hotels and breaking the bank of a small casino. I also tell the story of playing blackjack with my cousin who blows her bank roll in the first 5 minutes of playing at the casino and I give a refresher course on how to play slot golf. For links to golf score keeping apps for your phone or to print out a golf scoresheet, click here.
November 7, 2017 – Part 2 of our look at getting around in Vegas. This time we have a few ride share stories from Jacob Orth and some insights on traveling the strip from Marc Meltzer. The show opens with a pair of quick interviews. First, we welcome the Vegas Bun Boy Show to the Vegas podcast community. Then Eric Rosenthal stops by to talk about the upcoming travel conference ZorkFest. For more information about the topics we talked about on this episode: High Roller Radio twitter: @HighRollerRadio youtube: HighRollerRadioTV Vegas BunBoy website: Vegas BunBoy twitter: @VegasBunBoy ZorkFest website: TravelZork.com/Zorkfest twitter: @TravelZork Eric Rosenthal Twitter: @erosenthal1029 Jacob Orth Twitter: @JacobsVegasLife Jacob’s Life In Vegas Jacob’s eBook Marc Meltzer Website: EDGeVegas.com Twitter: @MeltzVegas Articles from Marc: 25% of Las Vegas Cab Drivers Ripping You Off Uber And Lyft Pickup Locations At Vegas Strip Casinos Uber Fare Calculator Taxi Fare Calculator Promo provided by: The Epic Film Guys Podcast website: epicfilmguys.com twitter: @EpicFilmGuys
Feb 1, 2016 – Jennie & Chris talk about being a tourist in their home city or Los Angeles. We visit Egg Slut to see what all the fuss is about. We also kick off a new segment on the show, Vegas Stories, with our guests Kitty and Leo from the Afterburn 739 podcast. They share a story about wanting to teach their daughter about the dangers of gambling…then they win $300 with her money! We also have Michael Tomes from vegaspoolseason.com and umbrellavip.com to talk about some good options for where to watch The Big Game on the strip.
June 3, 2016 – This episode we’re lucky to have Neil & Annaleis from the Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks podcast to share a bunch of their Vegas adventures. We talk about casino jail, twerking and poolside cabanas. Another one of those adventures was a trip where Neil went kite sailing at the salt flats over in Primm, Nevada. Since he did some cool stuff off strip, we paired their story with a great interview about an off strip property. We talked to Max who is the General Manager over at the Gold Strike Hotel & Casino in Jean, Nevada. Just 15 minutes from the strip, it’s located next to the new Seven Magic Mountains art installation. Stop by and say hi to Max and he’ll take care of you. One more thing. Adam from the Vegas Fanboy podcast has created a limited edition t-shirt with the proceeds going to the non-profit organization Pangea Educational Development.  To buy the t-shirt or to make a donation, click here.
December 2, 2018 – Homelessness is a huge problem in Vegas. Currently there are over 1,000 people living in the storm drains under the city and the homeless population is above 7,000 people. This episode I attempt to shine a light on the problem and provide a couple of suggestions on what we can do as tourists to the city to help. FnA Minute: Thanks to Vegas Confessions and also to Vegas Bun Boy for having me on recently as a guest.   YouTube Videos and Documentaries Living In Las Vegas Undercity Las Vegas *Living In The Hidden Tunnels *Tunnel People Alex Munse twitter: @AlexMunse podcast: Angry Beards Cassi – Mixed Feelings Podcast twitter: @mixedfeelingspc instagram: mixedfeelingspodcast Matthew O’Brien twitter: @beneaththeneon facebook: Matthew O’Brien Matthew’s book Beneath The Neon can be purchased at Amazon.com. DTLV Article: What I’ve Learned in 20 Years of Writing About The Homeless in Las Vegas Homeless Resources Three Square Freedom Behavioral Health/Shine A Light Help of Southern Nevada Las Vegas Rescue Mission You can find us on twitter @facesandaceslv
August 8, 2019 – Bonus Round featuring a a discussion with CEO of Social Proof Security, Rachel Tobac. We chat about what attending the hacker conference DEFCON is like. Also joining me is youtuber Ace of Vegas and we trade our favorite Vegas hacks.   Rachel Tobac – twitter: @RachelTobac Social Proof Security website: socialproofsecurity.com Women In Security and Privacy website: wisporg.com DEFCON – twitter: @DEFCON / website: defcon.org Youtube documentary link Ace of Vegas – twitter: @AceOfVEGAS1 youtube channel link Travel Fanboy – twitter: @TravelFanboy Business Insider article / Hacking Vegas blog post / Travel Fanboy podcast Addalock on Amazon Monta Ramen Pioneer Saloon Terrible’s Casino   You can find us at facesandaceslv.com and on twitter @facesandaceslv
March 22, 2018 – Why destroy yourself in Vegas? Why not get in a workout and use Vegas as a motivation to get healthy? This episode we explore a couple of fun ways to either start a health regimen or continue your commitment to fitness while in Vegas. I also talk to Cousin Vito from Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast about the upcoming East Coast meetup, Gamblepalooza. Topics on this episode: FnA Minute • Thanks to Dub from IHeartGeekShow for the useful info about lost and found in Vegas. • Add a shot of vanilla vodka the next time you order a home brewed root beet at Ellis Island Casino. • Good on ya @daniel0cean316 for your #PayItForward! Gamblepalooza Segment Gamblepalooza this April 20 & 21 Cousin Vito’s Casino You Can Bet On That Vegas Confessions Faces Segment Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Aces Segment Pole Fitness Studio Pole Expo Fawnia Mondey Yoga With Dolphins at The Mirage Wand Fight Team More Vegas Workout Experiences Racked Vegas – 14 Crazy Workouts in Las Vegas Trip Savvy – Get A Workout on Your Las Vegas Vacation A few new podcasts worth checking out: The Bettor Life Bourbon And Branch
July 25, 2019 – With the phrase “Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner” so ubiquitous in our community, how is it that each of us don’t have a go-to chicken place to celebrate a successful night at the tables? This episode with the help of instagram foodies Lindsay Stewart and Phil Tzeng, we’re going to give you some great places where you can enjoy tasty and delicious chicken in Vegas. Also on this episode is a great chicken story from youtubers Hog and 2cent. Last, we have a brief interview with Michael Rizzo the head chef of Flock and Fowl. FnA Minute Strange Uncles Interview with Connie West Hog and 2cent twitter: @Hogand2cent / instagram: @hogand2cent / youtube: Hog and 2Cent Places mentioned: Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan, Atomic Liquors, Frankie’s Tiki Room, Headz Up, Airstream Bowling at Silverton Lindsay Stewart – The Las Vegas Foodie instagram: @thelasvegasfoodie twitter: @thelvfoodie Philip Tzeng – Las Vegas Fill instagram: @lasvegasfill twitter: @lasvegasfill Places mentioned: Flock & Fowl, Q Bistro, Momofuku, Big Chicken, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Mint Indian Bistro, Yardbird, Aloha Kitchen, Nomad, Ramen Hashi, Giada, Dining In The Dark Flock & Fowl instagram: @flockandfowl Michael Rizzo instagram: @rizzo.michael You can find us on twitter and instagram @facesandaceslv  
March 25, 2016 – We chat with a fake casino dealer and a real dealer. Cassie & Mandy from the Mixed Feelings Podcast talk about their ass-smackin’ good time at the Hofbräuhaus. We play an excerpt from their podcast MFP Episode 13 – German Beer Hall Spankings for Everyone. As an added bonus, here’s a link the the video of their experience! Jim & Stan from the Jim And Derek Channel share stories about making a $500 bet & shooting firearms at Battlefield Vegas. They also talk about making funny youtube parody videos. Please check out Stan’s Gambling Tips youtube playlist for their series of gambling videos about Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and more. You can also find them on twitter @JimAndDerek. Heather from Vegas-aces.com has a few jaw dropping stories from her years growing up in Vegas and dealing in casinos. We also talk about her tutorial videos and her online dealing school. You can find her on twitter @vegas_aces, but the best way to contact her is via email heather@vegas-aces.com. Shoutouts: Thanks for sharing your stories! We’ll be heading to Vegas soon to find great interviews to pair up with your tales! Annaleis & Neil from Dark Angels & … Continue reading
March 7, 2019 – The city of Las Vegas may have gotten it’s start as a gambling oasis, but the community of Las Vegas owes it’s population explosion to atomic testing. In this episode we examine how the testing the atomic bomb in the Nevada desert contributed to growing the city, how it helped to increase tourism and how it impacted the culture. National Atomic Testing Museum website: nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/ Atomic Liquors twitter: @atomicdtlv instagram: @atomicliquors website: atomic.vegas The Kitchen At Atomic instagram: @kitchenatatomic website: kitchenatatomic.vegas Strange Uncles Podcast twitter: @strangeuncles website: mystrangeuncles.com Alien Theorists Theorizing Podcast twitter: @truthisoutthurr website: alientheorists.com You can find us on twitter @facesandaceslv
June 1 2019 – Bonus Round featuring episode 3 of the Spicy Eyes podcast. You can find them on twitter @spicyeyespod and at their website spicyeyespod.com Thank you to Kristy and Sonja for allowing me to share their fantastic podcast. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review their show on Apple Music and share it with your friends. You can find us at facesandaceslv.com and on twitter @facesandaceslv
March 22, 2018 – Why destroy yourself in Vegas? Why not get in a workout and use Vegas as a motivation to get healthy? This episode we explore a couple of fun ways to either start a health regimen or continue your commitment to fitness while in Vegas. I also talk to Cousin Vito from Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast about the upcoming East Coast meetup, Gamblepalooza. Topics on this episode: FnA Minute • Thanks to Dub from IHeartGeekShow for the useful info about lost and found in Vegas. • Add a shot of vanilla vodka the next time you order a home brewed root beet at Ellis Island Casino. • Good on ya @daniel0cean316 for your #PayItForward! Gamblepalooza Segment Gamblepalooza this April 20 & 21 Cousin Vito’s Casino You Can Bet On That Vegas Confessions Faces Segment Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Aces Segment Pole Fitness Studio Pole Expo Fawnia Mondey Yoga With Dolphins at The Mirage Wand Fight Team More Vegas Workout Experiences Racked Vegas – 14 Crazy Workouts in Las Vegas Trip Savvy – Get A Workout on Your Las Vegas Vacation A few new podcasts worth checking out: The Bettor Life Bourbon And Branch
October 4 2018 – This episode we’re taking a look at dating and hooking up in Vegas. Whether if you’re single, married or with someone, Vegas is one of those cities there’s a party in the streets AND a party in the sheets.  Joining me this episode is blogger and Vegas sexpert Scott Roeben from the Vital Vegas podcast, Christina, Cassi & Keegan from the My Worst Date podcast and Briana from the Keeping It Casual podcast. FnA Minute: Eric Rosenthal is heading up a gambling trip to Biloxi 11/30 – 12/1. For more information get in touch with Eric on twitter @erosenthal2019. The Oceans14XL crew is taking another trip to Vegas this Nov 9-11. Come hang out with Tipping The Odds Las Vegas, Las Vegas Junkie and Vegas Confessions. For more info go to oceans14xl.com Scott Roeben – Vital Vegas twitter: @vitalvegas Vital Vegas Ep 11 – Inside Sheri’s Ranch Vital Vegas Ep 35 – Behind The Green Door Keegan, Cassi & Christina – My Worst Date twitter: @worstdatepod instagram: @myworstdatepodcast Brianna – Keeping It Casual twitter: @breemixed instagram: @breemixed Keeping it Casual Ep 8 – Catfish The Podcast Special Guest: Steve Colsanti from the Hank Cole and The … Continue reading
February 21, 2018 – I’m joined by Shane (@shanemields), Tom (@vegas_nerd), Job B (@jonEMTP),  Jidan (@Mrs_Shadowen) & Randy (@RandoShadow) and Eric (@erosenthal1029) to talk about our recent Vegas meetup at Ocean’s 14SB. Thanks to Tipping the Odds: Las Vegas, Travel Fanboy and Vegas Confessions for having me on their shows recently. To hear these episodes click on the links above. For more info about Vegas Vacation 6 check out the 360 Vegas website and for more info about ZorkFest check out the Travel Zork website. To hear more about Oceans14SB check out episodes from: Vegas Confessions Las Vegas Junkie Tipping the Odds Las Vegas
July 17, 2016 – We continue our interview with author Frank Scoblete, but first we open the show with some highlights and lowlights of my recent trip to Vegas. I talk about the online check-in process, Uber and some great restaurants. Then in part 2 of my conversation with Frank, we finish up our conversation about blackjack and talk about when is a good time to leave the tables. Frank also shares a few fantastic stories about gambling and and a hilarious story about his first and second kiss. Frank is the author of many books about gambling including I Am a Dice Controller, I Am a Card Counter, as well as non gambling books such as Confessions of a Wayward Catholic. He also is a contributing author for casinocitytimes.com where he writes a column a week.  
December 25, 2015 – Security manager Mike talks about what it’s like to be the “eye in the sky”. He also shares some stories about his adventures in Vegas. Chris and Jennie also talk about the Miss Universe fiasco, prepping yourself for New Year’s Eve and cheap parking in DTLV. Thank you to Richard Cheese for his swingin’ song “Christmas In Las Vegas”. You can check out his full discography and tour dates at his website: richardcheese.com. Marc Meltzer’s twitter posts and articles inspired our discussion about millennials on FnA episode 11. Here are a few of those articles: The casino-lounge is changing the face of gambling in Las Vegas. How Millennials Are Changing Hotels and Loyalty in Las Vegas A Look At Millennials In Las Vegas Casinos Marc can be found on twitter @MeltzVegas and his blog edgevegas.com A tragic accident took place on Las Vegas Blvd on Dec. 20 where one person lost their life and 36 people were injured. To help the family with transportation and funeral costs you can visit their GoFundMe page. What Happened In Vegas News: Monorail To Operate non-stop on New Years Eve Downtown Countdown 2016 Free Fireworks at America’s Party List of … Continue reading
September 19, 2019 – While strip performers’ names are on the marquee, there are dozens and dozens of people who help the stars shine bright. This episode we look at two of them, the audience participation person and the on stage assistant. Briana Hansen was summoned on stage from the audience by the Blue Man Group and she’ll tell her story about attending their performance. Then we talk to Scarlett Christine. She performed as a showgirl in Folies Bergère and as Lance Burton’s 1st on stage assistant. We cover the first 3 years of her 15 year performance career. FnA Minute Outlier Podcast Festival Vegas Podtoones twitter: @vegaspodtoons, youtube: Vegas Podtoons Outlier Podcast Festival 2 Girls On A Bench My Worst Date Briana Hansen twitter: @thebrianahansen ig: @briana_comedyamazon.com comedy special Blue Man Group Schitt’s Creek at the Cosmopilitan Scarlet Christine – twitter: @scarlett_1969 Thank you to The Mint Tavern for hosting my interview with Christine! You can find us on twitter and instagram @facesandaceslv
March 28, 2020 – On this special episode I’m joined by 4 guests who share their experiences with the Vegas shutdown. Michael Movestro from Vegas Podtoons and Vlog shares what it was like to be in Vegas as the slots were being turned off and the casinos we being emptied. Scarlett Christine, a long time resident of Vegas, describes what Vegas is currently like during quarantine conditions. Heather Ferris reports on how which casinos are doing the best job of taking care of their employees during this time of crisis. Last, Getti talks about despite getting laid off from her job on the strip how she maintains a positive attitude. Vegas Podtoons twitter: @vegaspodtoons, youtube: Vegas Podtoons Scarlett Christine twitter: @scarlett_1969, ig: scarlettchristine24 Las Vegas Showgirl Blog Vegas-Aces.com Casino Closure report card twitter: @vegas_aces, youtube: TheVegasAces Starfleet Underground on Youtube Getti Kehayova twitter: @getti_hulahoops, ig: getti_hulahoops For info on ordering Annie’s baklava check out this thread on twitter. If you’re a suspense/horror movie fan be sure to check out Abigail Haunting on Amazon Prime Video!     You can find us on twitter and instagram @facesandaceslv
November 27, 2015 – Chris stayed at The Linq and Aaron stayed at The Flamingo during their most recent over night trip to Vegas. They also show some love for the Downtown Podcast and discuss Aaron’s collection of hotel room keys. What Happened In Vegas News: W Hotels coming to the Las Vegas Strip, The Avengers and The Transformers are coming to Vegas, Ice Skating & Smores at the Cosmopolitan. Faces: Part 1 of an interview we recorded back in September 2015, we talk to the head of UCLA’s Social & Recreational Gambling research, Dr. Brett Abarbanel. She shares with us 3 emerging areas of gambling: daily fantasy sports, skill based gaming and eSports. Aces & Tip The Player: Chris and Aaron discuss some of the perks of being a Caesars Total Rewards member.
August 19, 2018 – I’m joined by Shane Mields from the Vegas Confessions podcast and we give a quick trip report from the Laughlin side of the Oceans14C2C trip as well as our Vegas desert adventure. Shoutouts to Cottonwood Station and Vegas Playground with Luella Chavez. If you’d like to see photos and video of Shane and my off strip adventure, you can watch it at our youtube page. Upcoming Vegas Meetups: NotVIMFP: October 12-17 for more information follow them on twitter @NotVIMFP Ocean’s 14 5K: November 9-11 for more information follow them on twitter @Oceans14XL
July 1, 2018 – We’re celebrating our 3 year anniversary with special guest, journalist Steve Friess. From 2005 – 2011, Steve and Miles hosted one of the first Vegas podcasts, The Strip. I had the privilege to talk with Steve for about an hour about his show and about moving on from Vegas. We also talk about his current views about what’s going on in Sin City and what he misses about Vegas. You can find him on twitter @stevefriess and old episodes of The Strip here. Faces and Aces: Las Vegas will be taking the month of July off, but will return with a new episode on August 9th!
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May 31st, 2015
Latest Episode
Mar 28th, 2020
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