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June 02, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ... the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino is celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout June. Look for special discounts, commemorative coins, collectable chips, a special Lance Burton performance and $10,000 cash giveaway every Saturday night (at 10 p.m.).


THE FIRST American Idol to get a gig on the strip is Trenyce (fifth place, season two). She is the first singer in the David Saxe/Richard Heftel V, The Ultimate Variety show.

THE SHOPS in Desert Passage at the Aladdin get a facelift and a new name after the 1.5 miles of retail space. The Miracle Mile Shops’ new $50 million facade should be completed by 2007 in conjunction with the Aladdin’s transformation into Planet Hollywood.

NEW SHOPS in the Desert Passage ... er Miracle Mile, include Indian River Gallery, Eclectic Collections, Zen Zone and local fave Crazy Shirts ... lemme know if you need a Mystery Shopper!

THIS WEEK on Kimo’s Vegas TV, join us for an exclusive look at flawless personalized service from Signature at MGM, Joel Robuchon’s L’Atelier, and KA! athlete and Punahou grad Sarah Harding, Saturday at 4 p.m. on OC 16.

THE LATEST buzz in the casinos is wireless gaming (seems the money we leave in the casinos is not enough). The Las Vegas Sands has announced that it will be the first Nevada company to implement wireless gaming (think Venetian). Video Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and Slots can be played in any public area of the hotel (think swimming pool, coffee shop, public restroom etc).

Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire

IN CASE you missed last week’s 41st annual Country Music Awards host LV Hilton headliner Reba McEntire’s quote: “I don’t know why I was so nervous ... If the Dixie Chicks can sing with their foot in their mouth, certainly I can host this sucker.”

CAESAR’S PALACE and GQ (the men’s magazine) are hosting a search to find the “Modern Day Caesar,” a man of unparalleled mental and physical agility, style and good looks (sounds like a hapa braddah). The winner gets a fantasy getaway for four to Caesar’s Palace including air, hotel, VIP access to Pure, dinner at Guy Savoy, concert tickets, $500 in chips and a $2,500 Forum shopping spree. To enter the competition, get the link at

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

SOLE COLLECTORS is a magazine for people who collect shoes. Specifically old Nikes and mostly old Jordans. Their annual get together (called the Sole Collectors x Niketown Sneaker Competition) happens July 22 at the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shoppes Nike store.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in the Wednesday MidWeek, Thursday morning at 9 on ESPN Radio1420, in Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii, and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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