Episode #16: Classic Vegas Mistakes
Las Vegas attracts over 42 million visitors every year from all over the world with a good number of those people making their first ever trip to Sin City. Las Vegas is one of those places that can be very overwhelming for a first-timer. But don’t worry…your friends will help with suggestions on places to stay, where to eat, what shows to see and what attractions to go to.
What your friends probably won’t tell you about are all the things they did WRONG on their trips to Las Vegas; mistakes that can literally make or break your vacation. To do that, I’ve enlisted the help of an expert who – quite literally – wrote the book on “Classic Vegas Mistakes.”
This episode, I chat with David Demontmollin, a 20-year casino industry veteran who’s worked for both Strip and Off-Strip properties in Las Vegas. He starred in Discovery Channel’s smash hit, “American Casino” and has appeared on multiple TV & radio shows, talking about casino travel. David has also channeled his expertise into several books including “Las Vegas’ Little Black Book: A Guys Guide To The Perfect Vegas Weekend” and “Classic Vegas Mistakes” – both of which are available on Amazon.
David and I talked about his experience in the industry, recent changes in the casino & gaming business – including those dreaded Resort Fees – and those Classic Vegas Mistakes. If you want more Classic Vegas Mistakes, head over and follow David on Twitter.
Also in this episode, Vegas News You Can Use:
– The Eagles are coming to Las Vegas in September for two special live performances of the album, Hotel California
– A timeline has been released for the changeover of the Hard Rock Hotel to the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
– And the Las Vegas Aviators triple-a baseball team is getting set for take-off!
And I’ve got some plugs I want to put out:
– My fellow Vegas podcasters, MJ & Bree over at The Keeping It Casual Podcast are getting set to host their first LIVE SHOW on Saturday, April 27. Tickets and complete show info is available on their website
– My very good friend, Lisa Marie Smith is back from touring and is getting ready to take Vegas by storm with her new project, “LMS”. Be sure to follow Lisa on Twitter & Instagram for appearances and shows! Also, her debut EP is currently available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify and for download from iTunes.
– There’s some fantastic events and shows happening at my favourite off-strip Vegas venue, The Space! Check out TheSpaceLV.com for upcoming tickets and shows and be sure to follow The Space on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
– And don’t forget about the best value in Vegas entertainment, Mondays Dark with shows coming up on April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th and June 3rd. Join host Mark Shunock and his friends as they raise $10K in 90 minutes for a different local Las Vegas charity every show! Information and tickets available at mondaysdark.com