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September 13, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Lucky Zeny Agas won $77,217 during a free trip to Vegas
Lucky Zeny Agas won $77,217 during a free trip
to Vegas

FOR MOST of us winning a free trip to Vegas would be lucky enough, but Zeny Agas of Honolulu was on a roll. While enjoying her free Vacations Hawaii trip for two from KCCN FM100, she caught the highest possible Pai Gow Poker hand, five aces, and won $77,217!

WANNA WIN a free trip to Las Vegas? Enter now at Oceanic Time Warner’s Vegas On Demand, channel 777 or We’re giving away a Las Vegas wedding (or vow renewal) at the Monte Carlo.

IN OTHER Boyd Gaming news, there’s still time to say goodbye to the Stardust. It’s scheduled to officially close Nov. 1 with plans to demolish the local favorite next year. The company plans to open its first mega-resort this side of the Mississippi, Echelon Place, by mid-2010.

IN FRONT of the Stardust is a billboard that says “$100,000 Real Cash” with an arrow pointing to a plexiglass box containing a stripper’s dream, 100,000 $1 bills. Sports erected the billboard on Sept. 1, and on Sept. 6 someone broke in and stole $30,000 ... say it with me, duh.

SOME NAMES to check out at the Luxor Spotlight concert series: Earth, Wind & Fire Sept. 21-23, Jim Belushi Sept. 29-30, Liza Minnelli Oct. 12-14, Leann Rimes Oct. 27-28 and Nick Lachey Nov. 10-11.

THE LAS VEGAS Hilton is sponsoring a Little Italy slot tour-ney with $75,000 in prize money starting Sept. 21. First prize is $30,000. For more details, log onto

Still singing: Tony Bennett
Still singing: Tony Bennett

TONY BENNETT performs at the Las Vegas Hilton Oct. 21 and 22. During his career he has made more than 100 recordings, sold more than 50 million albums and won 13 Grammies. The 80-year-old entertainer is showing no signs of slowing down. His latest CD, TONY BENNETT DUETS: An American Classic, debuts in stores Sept. 26.

DID YOU KNOW that at the Wynn Las Vegas there are no pure white flowers? The flora gets a nay because Asians believe that white is bad luck.

ONLY IN VEGAS ... Las Vegas mayor and former mob lawyer Oscar Goodman is supporting the transformation of a historical downtown courthouse into (drum roll, please) a museum. Not an everyday, boring museum, but one that highlights his former clientele - a Mob Museum. OK, no jokes about cement galoshes or how much of the $32 million in construction money will go to ...

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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