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September 15, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

FOR THE FIRST time in almost eight years Comic Relief is back! The star-studded fundraiser will benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The original hosts, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, are also making a reprise. Caesar’s Palace hosts the Nov. 18 telecast (a great opportunity to do some star-gazing).

UH DRAMA graduate Bette Midler is in negotiations with Harrah’s for a series of shows at the Coliseum at Caesar’s.

WE’VE ALL dreamed of lining up the winning symbols and hitting a big jackpot, people congratulating and touching you for good luck then taking your picture with casino execs and that big foam core check. That’s exactly what happened to Freddy Howard at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino (Hollywood, Fla.), except that when it came time to pay him $260,000, casino officials say the machine malfunctioned and refused to pay the jackpot. Auwe!

THE SECOND annual WSOBP - that’s World Series Of Beer Pong - is happening Jan. 1-5 at the Oasis Resort. The champion goes home with $20,000 and bragging rights. Called the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” Beer Pong pits competitors on opposite sides of a pingpong table with cups full of beer lined up in front of them. If your cup is hit by a pingpong ball, you have to drink it, and the winner is the last player with beer (in a cup) on the table. If this is your kind of game, get the complete hook up at

RICHARD LEE was the sixth-place finisher in this year’s World Series Of Poker. His payday was $2.8 million. San Antonio police raided his home and arrested him for running a major bookmaking operation with ties to politicians, judges and other local notables.

Lani Misalucha of the Society of Seven
Lani Misalucha of the Society of Seven

THE Society of Seven with Lani Misalucha has found a home at the Flamingo.

They’ve updated the show for their new digs with a tribute to Disney’s Cars.

THE FLAMINGO is also undergoing some major room upgrades that should be pau by February (if you’re checking in before then, try to get a room on floors 17-28). Look for topof-the-line sound system with MP3 dock, CD/DVD player, electronically controlled window treatments, wireless Internet connection and 42-inch HD TV.

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

MEL BROOKS’ The Producers is the new resident show at Paris Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale in October for the Broadway hit.

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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