While global travel was restricted during the pandemic, we relied on the vlogs and live streams of a number of Vegas Vloggers to experience the sights and sounds of Vegas. Even now that we are able to visit Vegas, we continue to watch these Vegas Vloggers because they produce Vegas content that accurately reflects Vegas and is engaging and fun. And, we’ve learned a lot about Vegas that we didn’t know. For example, it was a Vegas Vlog that introduced us to the free Downtown Loop. In no particular order, here’s some of our favorite Vegas Vloggers and the reasons we like their vlogs.
The Coin Show – Jason & Cailey are a husband and wife team from Hawaii that vlog their Vegas vacations – it’s like you are on vacation with them! Their vlogs include tours of their hotel room (they generally stay at the Cosmopolitan or Wynn), their experiences with high-end dining in Vegas, and their slot play (they focus on showing their bonuses). We appreciate that their vlogs show you the food and specialty drinks that they order and how much they cost. We also like that they share the gambling system they use while in Vegas – they restrict their gambling to $350 each per day and if they win $500 or more, they cash out the TITO and set that amount aside as a win. They are very good about sticking to their gambling budget. It is clearly obvious in their vlogs that Jason & Cailey are having fun and by extension it makes you feel like you are having fun with them. They have infectious personalities and seem very approachable and down-to-earth.
J&K Stay in Vegas – Jeff is a local Vegas realtor who is occasionally joined on his vlogs by his wife, Kristina. J&K produce a vlog series called Where’s My Coffee? Where’s My Room? which provides an indepth walk around each of the hotel properties. In addition to pointing out where the lobby and elevators are located in each hotel, the virtual tour shows you where the restaurants, bars, attractions and shopping can be found. These vlogs offer some of the best property overviews. In addition, J&K do a weekly live stream on Saturday nights which sometimes show you things only a local would see or be aware of – things such as road construction going on just off the Strip. The video quality of the live streams is far superior to anyone else that live streams – it is consistent and reliable (signal very rarely goes blurry or drops). Jeff has a very a calm, genuine personality and Kristina seems like a lot of fun. They are also very appreciative of their viewers – Jeff always stops to personally thank anyone who donates or makes a nice comment.
Turn It Up World – Dave & Tanya are a husband and wife team from Vegas that provide a candid, unbiased opinion about Vegas hotel rooms, buffets and other dining experiences, including their favorite restaurant – Mon Ami Gabi. The best part of their room reviews is the “bed test” where they fly onto the hotel bed and rate its overall comfort. Dave & Tanya also produce “best of” lists and informational vlogs, and they do a lot of live streaming where they take you on a walk with them on the Strip and you get to see exactly what they are seeing in real time. Their vlogs also include some slot gambling. They are a quirky, fun and likable couple. Tanya is very outgoing and will occasionally break into song and dance. Dave is a little more reserved but he does dance too! They are super fun to watch and I’m sure they would be fun to meet in person.
Travel Ruby – Mr. & Mrs. Ruby are a husband and wife who recently moved to Vegas. They provide extensive hotel room and food/dining reviews that are candid, honest and thorough. They also offer “best of” lists and a very informative monthly vlog that captures what’s happening, new or upcoming in Vegas. The vlogs are well researched, offer a lot of knowledge about Vegas, and include pricing so you know what things cost. Travel Ruby has a separate slots channel.
Matt Bridger – Matt is from the UK and visits Vegas multiples times per year, sometimes alone and sometimes with his wife. The primary focus of his vlogs is slot play, specifically on his bonuses; however, he does provide a brief tour of his hotel room and the Vegas sights that he visits. In short, he tells you about his day in Vegas – what’s he’s doing – and he also shares his gambling journey – all the highs and lows. You might think that this would be mundane and boring but it’s not – it must be his British accent! Matt has an electric personality and is super fun to watch. It’s a shame he doesn’t visit Vegas more often so he would have more content.
Pompsie – Pompsie (his nickname) and his wife, Greta, live in Vegas and were one of the first vloggers we started watching during the pandemic to get our Vegas “fix”. At that time, they regularly live streamed from Vegas, allowing people to experience the Strip and downtown without actually visiting. They offer a number of hotel reviews – they are artistic and creative vlogs which give viewers a unique and entertaining experience. Sadly, lately he hasn’t been producing as much Vegas content and instead has been focusing on his new channel featuring daily slots videos. Pompsie and Greta offer a youthful vision of Vegas (without drinking and clubbing) and quite often their vlogs feature other young YouTubers, including Norma Geli, SayHiToMatthew and Jacobs Life.
Norma Geli – Norma is a Vegas local and her vlogs offer a more local perspective of Vegas – she talks about popular local restaurants and spots that aren’t necessarily on the Strip or downtown. Her vlogs are very creative – you can see that she puts a lot of time and effort into creating them. Some of our favorite vlogs are where she spends 24 hours in a Vegas property without leaving so that she can fully experience all that it has to offer. She also produces a lot of “best of” and Top 10 vlogs such as how to eat cheap and save money. She truly explores Vegas and provides super valuable tips. (It was from one of Norma’s vlogs that we learned about the free Downtown Loop shuttle.) The best part of Norma’s vlogs are the bloopers at the end and her friend Lydia also makes the vlogs a lot of fun.
Brian Christopher Slots – Although Brian Christopher doesn’t vlog about Vegas but instead focuses exclusively on slot play, we wanted to make sure to include him because he creates the ABSOLUTE BEST slots videos. Brian’s videos feature slot play in locations across the United States, including Vegas, and on special cruises. He plays all sorts of slots and bets at every denomination level ($25 or higher per spin) which sometimes makes us faint of heart just watching. His videos include live streams, group slot pulls and unique slot challenges which are a lot of fun to watch. We enjoy Brian’s videos because he clearly researches the slots before playing and can fully explain how the slot pays and when the bonuses are triggered. He also genuinely seems to be having fun when he’s playing slots, especially during a bonus. He’s excited when he wins and this excitement is infectious and clearly comes across in his videos, even when he has probably played the slot a million times before. Brian has a smoke-free area (two thumbs up) dedicated to his favorite slots at the Plaza in downtown Vegas. He also has his own slot machine, Pop’N Pays, which has some unique features not found on other slots machines. Unfortunately, we haven’t had a lot of success playing yet. Brian Christopher Slots are hands down the best slot videos.