Episode Description

We talk Vegas re-opening and the future with Michael Trager of TravelZork, the ZorkCast and Youtube. We discuss his miles and points origin story, what Vegas looks like and what it maybe should look like, and more!

In Final Boarding Call we discuss things you should know if you’re hoping to visit London and of course, more casino stuff.

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Episode Notes

Be sure to check out Michael on Dots, Lines, and Destinations to get the story of the first half of his Vegas trip. You can also check out his work as the editor of LVA Travel, the travel section of Las Vegas Advisor.

4:12 – How Michael got into miles and points

10:51 – #avgeek minute

14:16 – What is TravelZork?

17:50 – Booking the Wynn and extending a Vegas vacation last minuite

25:23 – Comps in a covid-19 time

34:32 – Gambling experience at the Wynn

38:42 – Gambling in the US going forward?

47:00 – Did Vegas feel like Vegas?

52:08 – Encore Boston and MA gaming predictions (Patreon only)

57:26 – Best casino practices (Patreon only)

1:03:26 – Visiting London (Patreon only)

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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action, “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir, and “Feet Gone Wild” by Monplaisir