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Today on the show we are joined once again by Eric Rosenthal. Eric is a casino loyalty expert and a contributor to several gambling and travel related websites and podcasts. (Eric is also the co-host of The Bettor Life podcast.) In January, we left off on the last ZorkCast where Eric joined us to talk about what we would potentially do on a fut ...…
 
Today, Tim Lai has been gracious enough to return to have a conversation with us about digital nomads. Tim is based in the UK and is the creator of the Points to be Made blog, a European blog on maximizing loyalty programs. On his blog, Tim publishes the latest air miles and hotel points news, as well as tutorials and strategies on how you can ...…
 
Welcome back to ZorkCast! On today’s show, we welcome Spencer Howard. He is a writer for God Save The Points, and he also has an intriguing newsletter called Straight To The Points, which we will discuss. Spencer will be sharing handy resources for miles and points and also credit card loyalty points strategies. Lots of stuff both helpful for b ...…
 
On today’s show we’re talking all about manufactured spend and casinos as well as casino spend for status. We’re giving you a broad overview and defining what manufactured spend, also known as MS, really is. We will be sharing some insights from the best resource we know The Frequent Miler. If you’re a frequent traveller and are looking to use ...…
 
Today our special guest is Tim from the Points to be Made blog. Based in the UK and mostly dealing with miles+points from a European Perspective, Tim has a wealth of super-incisive information on how to make the most of a few different programs, especially Avios. In our conversation, we cover some background on his blog, what a digital nomad is ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we will be looking at a Caesars Rewards promotion. We are going to dig deeper into the “My Leaderboard” competition of Caesars Rewards program and why it can be seen as an extremely non-compelling competition. We discuss in detail exactly what the point system looks like, how prizes ...…
 
Welcome back to the show everyone! Today our guest is Flemming Poulsen from FinalCall.travel and he is here to tell us a little about air travel in Europe and compare it to the United States. We chat about why it is generally cheaper to fly in Europe and the reasons that contribute to this. Flemming also gives us some insight into the kinds of ...…
 
Welcome to the first episode of 2019 and thanks for joining us! Today we are joined by our friend Eric Rosenthal, and we will be thinking ahead to the new year and chatting about loyalty and how to get the most value for your needs. We talk about the expected value and the cost of all hobbies. We also consider the fact that if everyone took adv ...…
 
Today we will be talking about what to do in the event of your airline changing and rebooking your original flight option. This can sometimes be an inconvenience, but it is always an opportunity to review your options. The basic idea to note here is that you do not need to accept the rebooking option they offer or select for you. Now, this does ...…
 
Welcome back to ZorkCast for Part 2 of our conversation with Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog where Robin shares his interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin’s goal with NETime Gambling is to provide a service and resource for anyone visiting New England’s expand ...…
 
Welcome back to another new episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are joined by special guest, Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog created for Robin’s interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin has been involved in music all his life, but twenty years ago casino g ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. John is passionate about award travel programs and getting the best value possible out of the points that he collects as a frequent flyer. In today’s episode we continue the award travel series and John shares how he feel ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. In today’s episode, we are going to continue a bit of the on and off theme of award travel reboot, talking about why people should be interested in travel status and award travel. To take on this topic, John shares more a ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the podcast we are going to talk a little bit about airline fare buckets. What’s very interesting is that airline pricing is a somewhat dynamic process. Airlines have this dynamic process of pricing that’s based on yield management, and the backbone of this system is the use of fare buckets. ...…
 
Welcome back to ZorkCast. Today on the show, we are going to continue our conversation about Spirit Airlines and delve into the differences between low-cost carriers and regular airline carriers. Here to provide their experiences and insights, we welcome Eric Rosenthal and Catherine aka CoachKitty with me today. Eric and Catherine share their o ...…
 
Welcome back, everybody! We know we have had a little break from business as usual, but we have a great episode right here to get you back into the swing of things. In today’s show, we chat about the exciting news of new venues in Atlantic City and Springfield and discuss Marriott and Starwood’s recent loyalty program merger and what this might ...…
 
Welcome back to ZorkCast. Today on the podcast, we welcome Eric Rosenthal, and we’re going to talk a little bit about craps, or as I like to refer to it as dice, in London. There’s only one place in the UK (as far as I know) that you can play dice and that is at the Hippodrome in London. In this episode, we discuss the various dice tables avail ...…
 
Today on the podcast we are discussing what “real” telephone customer support is. Many companies say, “You are a premium customer, we value your business so much, you are a VIP.” But when you have to deal with calling those companies, you often do not feel very much like a valued customer at all! Especially when you call in, and you have to go ...…
 
Today, we talk about the Vegas news for the week. TravelZork publishes a Vegas News round-up every Sunday. Be sure to check it out. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: ZorkCast FaceBook Group Continue and Start the Conversation) TravelZork ZorkCast on Twitter ZorkCast on Instagram © 2018 ZorkCast © 2018 TravelZork…
 
Today, we have an enjoyable chat on location at Mohegan Sun. Eric Rosenthal, Cousin Vito, Mikey 9s, Mr. Luke. We talk about…. * #GAMBLEPALOOZA * Fine dining at Mohegan * Casino Craps Talk * Mohegan Sun Talk * The largest casino (floor) in the world * Mohegan Sun “The Mecca of Dice” * ZorkFest Craps Tournament * Craps Tournament Strategy * Bacca ...…
 
Today, Catherine (CoachKitty) and I talk a bit about Spirit (NK) airlines and travelling to Las Vegas. One focus is on the Southwest Experience versus the Spirit Experience. Also, find out what it means to book an airline flight as a “placeholder.” Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: CoachKitty to Vegas | Spirit Airlines – Part 1 ZorkCast FaceB ...…
 
Today on the show we welcome my good friend and fellow bourbon drinker, John Morris. John is the creator of wheelchairtravel.org , one of the world's leading authorities on wheelchair accessible travel and one of the most inspirational travellers I know. 19% of Americans have a disability; comprising a substantial portion of not just the US eco ...…
 
Today on the show, we discuss a recent article that appeared on Bloomberg Pursuits, which deals with Luxury Travel Tips. GILBERT OTT of GODSAVETHEPOINTS.COM joins us for the conversation. The article under the sub-heading "DISTINGUISHED TRAVEL HACKER" was titled "The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone." You just have ...…
 
Today on the show, we are dissecting a Caesars casino promotion /comp offer. A lot of times, people get promotional offers – whether they are from the travel, hotel or casino industry – and quite often there are so many terms and conditions that the deal can be a little bit confusing. Understand how to go about using an offer effectively, to ge ...…
 
Today’s episode is about dynamic pricing – what it is, how it works, who uses it and whether it will it work in non-conventional industries. So what is dynamic pricing? In a general sense, dynamic pricing is also referred to as surge pricing, demand pricing or time-based pricing and it is a pricing strategy in which businesses set flexible pric ...…
 
You might be wondering why the title of today’s episode is “screw it, let’s do it!” That phrase is certainly relatable to a couple of things in life, but in today’s episode, it’s specific to a travel promotion by Virgin Atlantic Airways that was released last Friday. The title of the promotion was “screw it, let’s do it!” and it was a limited t ...…
 
Today, we are talking about discretionary casino comps. For those that are not aware of what a comp is, that’s short for complementary and is a term used in casino environments to talk about items that you are given for free based on your casino play (or "action"). But what is a discretionary casino comp? Well, a discretionary casino comp is a ...…
 
Today is part two of my conversation with Brian Cohen of The Gate. Brian is a special guest on the show that I’ve known for many years and has been an avid traveler visiting over 50 countries on six continents, as well as all 50 of the united states. He also writes for Travel Zork and has his blog, called The Gate. Today, we are talking about t ...…
 
Today, we are going to be speaking about opt-in promotions and targeted promotions. These are two concepts which are very similar that are popular in both the travel industry and also the casino industry. This episode of ZorkCast is inspired by an article that I recently wrote about a Caesars Tier Point Promotion and today we discuss what targe ...…
 
Today on the show, we welcome a very special guest, Brian Cohen. Brian has been an avid traveler for years visiting over 50 countries on six continents and all 50 States in the United States. Brian is a frequent writer for the popular blog, The Gate, and has also written for Travel Zork. In this episode, Brian shares with us the lessons he has ...…
 
Today on ZorkCast we are going to talk about Casino VIP Lounge Access. Should it be “free” Well, there has been a lot of talk recently about the changes and the Total Rewards casino loyalty program for 2018 and one of the changes announced before some of the other significant changes for 2018 was that Caesars would now be charging the vast majo ...…
 
Today, casino gaming expert and owner of Action Currency, Jeff B, returns as a guest on the show. This episode is a continuation of our last episode where we were talking about how Jeff got into miles and points, as well as opportunity costs and value of points. In this episode, we kick right where we left-off in Part One; into flight logistics ...…
 
Today, Jeff B. returns as a guest on the show. If you don’t already know him, Jeff is a casino gaming expert and also the owner of Action Currency and has written for TravelZork on the topics of currency, wine and luxury hotels. In this episode, we’ll be talking about Opportunity Cost. Opportunity Cost is the cost of an alternative that must be ...…
 
Happy Weekend Everyone! We decided to have a bit of fun on this Friday. Credit Card Roulette, have a listen! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Action Currency Jeff on TravelZork ZorkCast FaceBook Group Continue and Start the Conversation) TravelZork ZorkCast on Twitter ZorkCast on Instagram © 2017 ZorkCast © 2017 TravelZork…
 
I’ve been encouraging folks in the ZorkCast Facebook group to give me topics that they would like to hear about. Somebody recently asked about my experiences with the Hilton Honors Program, and so in this episode, we will be covering this topic. Today, I’m going to be giving a general overview of the Hilton Honors Loyalty Program. We’ll be cove ...…
 
Today’s episode is one of those rare times when I get personal. I love to share my stories, but I seldom share very much that involves my family, mostly because I try to be a little bit private about my life in some ways. Today is the 31st of October, which is Halloween, and it is also my mother’s birthday. It has been over five years since her ...…
 
Recently on Cousin Vito’s podcast, episode number 59 I talked a bit about developing your travel loyalty and casino loyalty social network. We have an upcoming TravelZork event called ZorkFest which has a lot to do with that. ZorkFest is a one-day educational seminar that focuses on travel and casino loyalty. Here, we are going to have a bunch ...…
 
Welcome to the longest ever ZorkCast episode! This is our third and final segment of the London Casino scene and today (or should we say the wee hours of this morning), Eric and I share our night out at the London Playboy Casino with you, from my flat at 4:48 AM. Our evening started off with a guided tour from Bunny Jenny and ended with another ...…
 
Once again, we welcome Eric Rosenthal back. Eric is a casino loyalty expert and will also be one of the speakers at ZorkFest this December in Atlantic City. Eric loves talking about casino loyalty systems and in the prior episode we finished off talking about Empire Casino and the Icon Bar in London. Today on the show, we’re going to continue t ...…
 
Today on the show we have a special guest, Eric Rosenthal. Eric is a casino loyalty expert as well as someone who just loves casino loyalty systems, and he is going to be one of the speakers at the first ever ZorkFest event. He is a contributor to several gambling and travel related websites and podcasts and discusses all things Atlantic City a ...…
 
Today on the show, we are joined again by casino gaming expert and owner of Action Currency, Jeff B. Jeff has written for TravelZork and in the previous episode, we tackled the concept of Casino THEO aka Theoretical Loss or “THEO,” for short. With all the latest news about the Vegas shooting tragedy, the topic of Advantage Player, better known ...…
 
On today’s episode, Jeff B returns as a guest on the show. Jeff is a gaming expert and also the owner of Action Currency. Jeff is going to talk a bit about Casino THEO. If you’re not sure exactly what THEO is, THEO is basically your theoretical loss to a casino. Casinos award comps based on a player's theoretical loss, or “THEO" for short. The ...…
 
On today’s episode, we’re tackling Part II of Booking Deal Fares, otherwise sometimes referred to as “error” or “mistake fares.” In Part I, we went into a little bit of an overview as well as some nitty-gritty insights into these fare deals and how to hunt for the best potential deals. Now, in Part II, we are going to be looking at what are the ...…
 
Today we are going to be talking a little bit about booking deal fares, otherwise often referred to as "mistake fares". We're going to talk about what they are, how you book them, how you get them ticketed. First off, it's best to not refer to any travel mistake as a mistake. Refer to it as a “deal”, refer to it as a “flash sale”, but never ref ...…
 
So you want to play Craps? Well, if you want a great recreational gambling experience and you like to gamble Craps, also known as “Dice”, is a fabulous game. We are going to dive into some basic Craps strategy for people who are uncomfortable with taking the plunge and playing Dice. Now, it’s important to understand that there is quite a bit to ...…
 
Jeff, a casino gaming expert and also the owner of Action Currency. Jeff spends his time pursuing his passions, which include casino adventures, as well as trips that range from outdoor nature hikes to luxury hotel retreats. He is also a major foodie, and his interests span the world of wine, sake, luxury spirits, fine dining and unique dining ...…
 
"With their fantastic new salon privé…..” We look at Playboy Atlantic City, the Playboy jet and the impact of the Playboy brand on the gambling industry in the 1970s and 1980s. Also, a special treat, a commercial “interruption” from 1980! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: ZorkCast FaceBook Group (Continue and Start the Conversation) TravelZor ...…
 
Today we’re going to talk about how Twitter can make life much easier with travel inquiries. So why is it great to use Twitter for an inquiry into a travel issue? Well, because it’s extremely efficient and you also create a paper trail, albeit a virtual paper trail. However, you have to understand a little bit of how to do it first. Inside toda ...…
 
What are My Favourite Recreational Table Games at a Casino? Listen and find out that and a whole lot more. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: ZorkCast FaceBook Group (Continue and Start the Conversation) What is house edge? Set of Six Blackjack Basic Strategy Cards TravelZork © 2017 ZorkCast © 2017 TravelZork…
 
Today I’m going to briefly be talking about optimising one-night luxury hotel stays, focusing on the FHR American Express Program. I’m going to give you some broad strokes on what to look for and how you can basically turn a one-night hotel stay into an almost full two-day getaway. Now personally, I love luxury hotels. There are some great prog ...…
 
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