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May 24, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel

IF YOU’VE always wanted to be on the hit NBC show Deal or No Deal, hosted by Howie Mandel, check out the Las Vegas Hilton June 3 and 4 when they’ll be casting players for future shows. Visit for the link to more information.

MORE PEOPLE went to Las Vegas in March than any other month and spent more money than any other month in the city’s 101-year history! What was the single largest contributor to the city’s success? The 2006 NASCAR weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, revenue in March was up $167 million to $197 million.

Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn

THE ANNUAL Time magazine issue that recognizes the 100 people who shape our world featured Las Vegas visionary Steve Wynn. Saying that he didn’t invent Las Vegas, he just “makes it work,” and praised him for being one of the world’s best salesmen, real estate developers and “the gaming industry’s most brilliant designer.” Any list without self-proclaimed Jesus Kanye West can’t be all bad.

DID YOU know that everyday Las Vegas casinos give away $3 million in comps? And that does not include the free drinks you get or any other player comps.

HAWAII STARS TV producer and part-time foodie Dirk Fukushima was explaining what a BIG deal being a three star Michelin chef is. Joel

Robuchon was the first to bring his skillet to Las Vegas, opening a pair of restaurants at the MGM Grand, L’Atelier and Joel Robuchon at The Mansion. Now Guy Savoy (Ghee Sah-vwah) joins his countryman with his self-titled eatery at Caesar’s. OK, Dirk, you can buy next time.

AUDRA DANZAK, the director of horticulture at the Bellagio, has another first for us at the Conservatory: “A Rail Journey Across America.” The latest trend in gardening is to combine scale model railroad scenes with spectacular flora and fauna. Landscape architect and model train builder Paul Busse has had displays in Washington, New York, Ohio, Cincinnati, New Orleans and more. I personally guarantee you’ll like this display or you’ll get double your money back ... did we mention it is a free display?

IT’S BEEN two years in the making ... 1974 Hawaii high school grads are getting together to celebrate their 50th Birthday (assuming you nevah stay back one year) Bash in Vegas! Participating schools so far include Aiea, Castle, Iolani, Kaimuki, Kaiser, Kalani, Leilehua, McKinley, Pearl City and Roosevelt, but everyone is invited. For more details, contact Dale Nakasone at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit us online And remember, guys, “What happens in Vegas ...”

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas in the weekend MidWeek, Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420, and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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