253 What is Mondays With Mark?

Welcome to another podcast and this one will start a new direction for the long-running podcast. After hearing comments from the listeners over the years, every time I seem to have drifted off course, you said you liked the more focused podcats where we talk about Las Vegas and some of the highlights. As well, many of you said you liked the shorter versions.

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I agree. They are more timely, they can be more informative for the Vegas Tourist or those who just want to keep tabs on what’s all going on here. Throw in an occasional interview or guest and of course, my always unbiased (cough-cough) opinions. Mix that in and call it Mondays with Mark.   Click Here for the YouTube companion for those who want the visuals!

It’s Wednesday

I know, its called Mondays with Mark and I will try my best to get them out each and every Monday.  If you know me or have followed the blog for very long, you know I don’t exactly have the best record on keeping to a publishing schedule. So occasionally one may not be posted on Monday!  They will be weekly and they will be current Las Vegas updates.  Plus maybe a couple of occasions non-Vegas updates as well.

I can promise you that 90% of them will be under 10 minutes. Easy to consume, to read, to listen to and to move on from.

Valentines Day

Valentine’s day 2019 marked the 7th Anniversary for The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas!  They officially opened on February 14, 2012. Their official name is The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.

The Stratosphere Rebrands

The Stratosphere has always been known by locals and frequent visitor’s as simply “The Strat.  Now the new owners have made that the new name of the place.  Now it is simply called THE STRAT, Hotel, Casino and Skypod. The property was purchased in 2017 by Golden Gaming (who also own the PT’S here in Vegas) and has been totally renovated since the beginning of last year.

Binions Add New Bar and Hotel Rooms

Downtown Las Vegas is gaining another bar and 81 more hotel rooms. The historic Binions Casino has announced plans to open Whiskey Licker Up and Down along with a boutique hotel named the Hotel Apache.

Legends Moves to Tropicana

What is now the longest running Show on the Las Vegas Strip has moved.  “Legends in Concert” first opened in 1983 at the Imperial Palace.  Legends then moved to Harrah’s in 2009 before spending the past 5 years at the Flamingo.

Well, that’s this weeks roundup…

Hope you enjoyed this new feature  -please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Look forward to this every Monday and of course, can catch the audio version as a podcast thru all the usual podcast services.

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is The Vegas Tourist! Popular Tourism Ambassador, a frequent contributor to Las Vegas forums as well as travel media and bloggers. Loves to help people discover new things to see, do and experience while visiting Las Vegas and Beyond!

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