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August 04, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Drew Carey
Drew Carey

THE SPOTLIGHT Series at the Luxor kicks off Friday, Aug. 17, with Drew Carey and The Improv All Stars. Also working the room will be Heart, Pat Benatar, Earth Wind & Fire, Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts, Liza Minnelli, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Olivia Newton-John and Styx.

WHAT DO you do after you lose millions and millions of dollars in a Las Vegas casino? Sue! That’s what Shibley Horaney of Long Beach is doing. He claims that MGM/Mirage executives aggressively solicited him to open lines of credit at their casinos, then after he lost $5 million they expected to get paid! The lawsuit argues that because he is a resident of California, state laws will not “lend its process to the collection of gambling debts.”

Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson

FOR THE price of one of her movies, you and a friend can see adult entrepreneur and Vegas resident Jenna Jameson’s newest tribute - a wax likeness at Madame Tussaud’s. It’s the first time in the 200-year history of the museum that an adult film star has been so enshrined. In case you were wondering, the XXX star’s wax is PG and fully clothed.

VEGAS IS known for bling, but this time of year the most highly coveted piece is perhaps more valuable than a Super Bowl or NBA Championship ring because there’s only one.

Crafted out of 120 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold with 7.2 carats of diamonds totaling 259 stones including a heart-shaped ruby (for hearts), a princess-cut ruby (for diamonds), a black sapphire (for spades) and three round, black diamonds (for clubs), it’s all held together with a solid, diamond-cut, 60-gram rope chain. Check out to see an image of the 2006 World Series of Poker Champion’s bracelet.

Bryan Berg’s card tower
Bryan Berg’s card tower

BRYAN BERG is the modern-day inventor of card stacking ... the thing we did as kids, creating buildings out of playing cards. He has the world record for making buildings out of cards with no glue or tape. His creations include a 14-foot-high tower and a 25-foot Cinderella castle. Breaking his no-glue rule, he was commissioned to build a replica of the “Welcome To Las Vegas” sign for the World Series of Poker using 500 decks of cards, 1,800 poker chips and 800 dice. Check out his creations at

LAST CALL to see Clint Holmes. He’s taking a couple of years off to work on a play in England; his last show at Harrah’s is Sept. 30. Rita Rudner is set to assume the role of resident headliner.

THE HAPA Haole Hula & Music Festival is at Bally’s Aug. 17-19. Hula competitions, a concert, party, workshops and a Hawaiian arts and crafts fair are all part of the festivities.

CONGRATS to Jerry Lee, who hit the 25 cent video poker machine for $1,418, and Carolyn R.Y. Young of Honolulu, who won $6,000 on a Cal reel slot.

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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