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September 01, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

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

THE HIGH POINT of the 40th annual Star Trek Convention was William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy joking, reminiscing and entertaining more than 2,000 fans at the Las Vegas Hilton. Every office has one (a Trekkie) and at Hawaiian105 KINE it’s Bill Van Osdol ... among his collection of Star Trek stuff ... his own officer’s uniform and limited-edition custom-fitted Spock ears ... live long and prosper!

GUNS ‘N ROSES rocks the joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. If you were wondering what Axel and the boys have been up to, you can catch up with them Sept. 16 and 17.

THEY’VE CHANGED the cars in “The Roller Coaster” at New York-New York to look like the Classic Yellow Cabs of the Big Apple. The cabs offer a smoother ride, lower side panels (for easier access), new computer monitoring systems and lower reclined seating. The cars speed along the 4,777-foot track at 67 mph.

LAST WEEK we told you about the crazy Englishmen who created the first World Series of Strip Poker ... this week we’ve got news of the crazy Americans who won’t be outdone by 200 Englishmen’s shortcomings. With a $500,000 top prize the WSOSP (World Series of Strip Poker) will pit former Playboy Playmates against WSOP pros. To date, Miss August 2003 Colleen Marie has been signed, and she’s trash talking the pros already. Think about this ... Do we really wanna see Chris Ferguson naked?

WIN A VEGAS wedding ... you’ll tie the knot (or renew your vows) at the Monte Carlo’s chapel. Your prize comes complete with air transportation, a room at the Monte Carlo and the Chantilly Wedding Package. Enter now at Oceanic Time Warner’s Vegas on Demand Channel 777 and online at

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT champion Diego Corrales and former world champion and top-rated contender Joel Casamayor do battle for a third time to decide who the champ really is. “MANIFiST DESTINY!” - Corrales vs. Casamayor III will determine the division’s true world champion, and the winner will leave the ring knowing he expanded his legacy in boxing history. Showtime Championship Boxing will televise this world championship bout live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Saturday, Oct. 7.

WONDER WHAT kind of omiyage Hiromu Ikeda of Hawaii brought back? He won $26,000 playing KENO at the Fremont on his birthday!

Alan Tahata won $4,000 at the Main Street
Alan Tahata won $4,000 at the Main Street

Alan Tahata of Honolulu is smiling because the Treasure Chest Video Poker machine paid him $4,000 for a royal flush in clubs at the Main Street.

THE MISS America Pageant on CMT returns to the Aladdin in January ... the transition to Planet Hollywood should be (almost) complete by then.

Alan Tahata won $4,000 at the Main Street

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of “MidWeek,” in Oceanic Time Warner’s “Around Hawaii,” on OC16 Monday at 9 p.m., on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7, and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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