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September 16, 2007

Worst Las Vegas Podcast #17 - September 15th, 2007

Posted by Hunter

Our second time using and it was a lot of fun. Regular readers like Detroit1051, Mike E, Brian Fey, mike_ch and BarbaryKevin were all in on the action.

We covered a broad range of issues, from Cotai, Harrah's, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Palazzo, Encore, IGT and a lot more.

During the show we talked about Chuck's Macau diary. That link is here:


Read archived comments (9 so far)
September 16, 2007 9:24 PM Posted by DavidF

Well being stuck in Traffic on the way back, I finally got home just in time for the podcast to end...

Oh well, look forward to listening to the chat....

September 17, 2007 11:12 AM Posted by Hunter

Looks like there are some audio issues.

I'm gonna repost with some fixes.

September 17, 2007 11:46 AM Posted by mike_ch

If you're referring to the echo's and stuff, I heard that in my phone, too. I think next time I'll try calling with my cellphone, as this time I used a Vonage VOIP phone with a headset. Then again, I only heard issues with Hunter and an echo of my own voice. Detroit and Brian came in fine. *shrug*

September 17, 2007 12:10 PM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, that, which I heard also at the time but thought it was my phone, plus the empty spot in the beginning...

New version posted now with some minor processing.

I was originally calling in using Skype and Mike E said I sounded weird so I did the show from my house phone, which apparently had some issues. FWIW, I had none of those problems last time with either Skype or the land line.

Hell, maybe I'll do the iPhone next time.

September 17, 2007 1:13 PM Posted by detroit1051

I heard some echoes, too. I used my home land line phone. Hunter started to bring up Dubai World's investment in MGM, but we didn't get to it. It can be a topic for next time. Speaking of Dubai, I posted a link to MGM's Barclay's presentation on the Open Topic thread.

September 17, 2007 2:56 PM Posted by Brian fey

I used my iPhone for the 1:20 Min. call, and it worked perfectly.

September 18, 2007 8:59 PM Posted by Lin from NJ

When I downloaded it I I heard was silence. I listened for about 3 minutes and gave up. Should I download it again?

September 18, 2007 9:04 PM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, it's fixed.

September 20, 2007 2:52 PM Posted by detroit1051

We talked about ATM's on our call-in:
"Nevada regulators don't allow slot machines that accept gamblers' debit cards, for fear they could quickly drain their bank accounts .
But they are considering allowing the next-closest convenience - or danger: allowing gamblers to put their debit cards into nearby kiosks for cash-equivalent-vouchers that can then be inserted into slots.
Such devices would free gamblers from having to handle cash, proponents say.
But others worry that such an easy way to get money to feed slots might enable compulsive gamblers. And there is a school of thought that the more gamblers are removed from handling cash, the more prone they are to gamble because they don't experience the loss of actual money."