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August 11, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Megabucks winner Joe Penn
Megabucks winner Joe Penn

JOE PENN surprised his wife, Melissa, with a trip to the Las Vegas World Market Center. On their last trip Melissa hit a $30,000 jackpot. This time around she hit the $3,000 on the $1 Megabuck. When her husband came by to congratulate her, she talked him into playing the machine next to her. With just $1 left, he put in another $100 bill - always play full coin because you never know when you’ll line up the three Megabucks Eagles and win $12,317,717! As he relaxed in the lounge, Penn was visited by Steve and Elaine Wynn (their name is on the hotel) and Andrew Pascal, president of Wynn Las Vegas. See all the Megabucks winners on

According to IGT, the makers of the Penny Megabucks, the machine is overdue at almost $16 million ...

PLANET HOLLYWOOD (The Aladdin) is hosting the 2006 World Cyber Games USA Championships where 175 of America’s top PC and video game players will compete for more than $75,000. The winners will also be on Team USA and represent its at the WCG Grand Final in Monza, Italy.

BIKEFEST returns to Las Vegas Sept. 14. It’s the largest assembly of custom bike makers, manufacturers and distributors of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel and more - 40,000 bikers will be in town for the event.

THE BOB MARLEY Roots Rock Reggae Festival with Ziggy and Stephen Marley and Bunny Wailer happens Tuesday (Aug. 15) at the Palms.

VINCE NEIL (of Motley Crew) is the headliner for the Sept. 2 Pimp and Ho ball at the Orleans Arena. That oughta be a contrast in lifestyles.

Buzz Aldrin celebrated the 30th anniversary of his moon landing at the Mirage
Buzz Aldrin celebrated the
30th anniversary of his
moon landing at the

BUZZ ALDRIN got a standing ovation at the Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love show at the Mirage. It was the 37th anniversary of his moon landing. Check out this must-see show next time you’re in Vegas.

WE ALL know that the price of gas is rising fast, but the price of tequila may be eclipsing petroleum. Tequila Ley .925 has introduced a new tequila that’ll set you back $225,000 a bottle (that’s no typo). The 100 percent blue agave tequila is aged for six years and packaged in limited-edition platinum bottles. If the price is a little steep for you ... the gold-decorated bottles will set you back $150,000!

OR IF tequila’s not your thing, perhaps we can interest you in 24 antique Wurlitzer jukeboxes dating back to the ‘30s. The collection is being sold as a lot by the Imperial Palace for $250,000.

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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