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July 26, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

REGULAR READERS will remember that the Palms is the home to the first new Playboy Club since Hugh dated Barbie Benton (yeah, it’s been that long). We’ve shown you what the new Bunny costumes will look like, and now we’d like you to know that a worldwide Bunny search is under way. If this sounds like a gig for you, visit

PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY to me: What do you get a guy who has everything? How about a round of golf at Shadow Creek? It’ll set you back $1,000 but includes a limo ride to the course from your hotel and a personal caddy. Or for half that you can send him to the Cascata Golf Club - at one time it was reserved exclusively for Caesar’s guests. Both courses have permanent lockers for Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, George Clooney and many other high-rolling golfers.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, the U.S. House moved closer to banning online poker and other forms of online gambling. They voted 317-93 to approve legislation to prohibit credit card companies and banks from paying off debts to Internet gaming sites.

FOR THE BARE and Honest Truth is adult film actress Mimi Miyagi’s campaign slogan. She’s running for governor of Nevada.

VEGAS MAYOR Oscar Goodman says the city is ready to support a National Basketball Association franchise, and that’s his No. 1 priority. It started by hosting the Summer League for 16 NBA teams and the 2007 All Star Game. The mayor’s not alone - brothers Gavin and Joe Maloof run the family-owned Sacramento Kings, and George Maloof runs the family-owned Palms Resort & Casino.

Malia Beter, Gavin Maloof and friend at the Ghost Bar
Malia Beter, Gavin Maloof and friend at the
Ghost Bar

THAT’S EX-UH and Mililani High soccer standout Malia Beter with buddy Gavin Maloof hanging out at the Ghost Bar in the Palms.

THE OWNERS of the Lady Luck have just secured $66 million to renovate the property, including a long overdue major overhaul of the rooms, casino, retail space and restaurants. Kimo’s Vegas trivia ... The Lady Luck first opened in 1964 as Honest John’s - a newsstand and smoke shop with five employees and 20 slot machines.

MAMMA MIA is the longest running (four years) and most successful Broadway musical ever to play Vegas. With more than 1.5 million show-goers, it’s obvious why everyone wants a touch of Broadway in their hotel.

THE PRODUCERS, Mel Brooks’ signature theatrical production, opens sometime in September at the Paris Las Vegas.

Gilceria Miguel won $4,000 on a $1 slot
Gilceria Miguel won $4,000 on a $1 slot

FRANK TSUCHITORI from Honolulu won $4,000 on a dollar slot, and Gilceria Miguel of Waipahu won $4,000 on a $1 Main Street Station reel slot ... das alotta Benjamins.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of MidWeek, on OC16
Monday at 9 p.m., Thursday night at
7 on ESPN Radio1420, and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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