Kimo Akane
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
August 18, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

2006 WSOP champ Jamie Gold
2006 WSOP champ Jamie

BY NOW YOU’VE heard that Jamie Gold is the 2006 World Series of Poker champion. With 8,773 entrants in this year’s WSOP (the majority recreational or amateur players), poker players are wondering if “a professional poker player ever win another WSOP”? Another popular topic “will a woman ever win the WSOP”?

THE HAWAII class of ‘74 is having its 50th Birthday Bash at the Gold Coast Oct. 26. To commemorate the good time, they are having a poker tour-ney that’s only open to the first 50 who graduated from high school in Hawaii in 1974. The winner gets 50 percent of all the entries (I get it 50th State, 50th Birthday, 50 Players age 50 ... clever dees guys). Of course no poker tournament is complete without a Class of ‘74 WSOP Champions bracelet. For more details and info on other Hawaii reunions, check out

HOW MUCH do dealers get in tokes (that’s what they call a tip)? At Sam’s Town & Boulder Station, dealers have been getting close to $90 a day. At the Golden Nugget about a $145 a day, and at the Wynn dealers have had $900 days… nice work if you can get it!

REMEMBER the $1 million in cash they had on display in front of Binions? You can find a similar display at Paris ... but hold onto your safe-cracking tools. Soon the Mandalay Bay will put on display $1 billion!

Steve Wyrick now owns this Lucky Motel sign
Steve Wyrick now owns this
Lucky Motel sign

SPOTTED at McCarran airport: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac and Carl Reiner. They’re shooting more scenes for the upcoming Ocean’s 13!

MAGICIANS like to collect things ... The Amazing Jonathan is into cars and antique magic tricks, David Copperfield collects Houdini memorabilia, antique practical jokes (called gags) and illusions ... but the winner of the most unusual collection is Steve Wyrick (soon to have his own theater in the Aladdin Desert Passage) - he collects neon signs! His latest acquisition is from downtown landmark the Lucky Motel.

THE FIRST annual Barrick Burger Eating Contest is happening at the Plaza Sept. 3. The challenge is to eat a one-anda-half-pound burger with bun and a plate full of fries. The winner gets a weekend package at the Plaza and, most importantly, your picture on the wall of fame.

THE 2006 PGA Fall Expo is happening at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Sept. 13 and 14. Check out the latest gear and PGA pros.

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.

E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS Comments (0) |

Most Recent Comment(s):

Posting a comment on requires a free registration.



Auto Login

Forgot Password



Tiare Asia and Alex Bing
were spotted at the Sugar Ray's Bar Lounge