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October 18, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

Shana Hiatt
Shana Hiatt

Fans of the World Poker Tour loved Shana Hiatt almost as much as they loved the game. Co-hosting the show from 2003 to 2005, she’s back hosting a new poker show that premieres in January on NBC called Poker After Dark. Featuring poker pro’s Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Erick Lindgren and Gus Hansen who’ll compete for bragging rights and a $120,000 weekly prize. The show will be filmed in the back rooms of famous Strip casinos, get more details at Is that a poker chip in your mouth or are you just happy to see me?

The Flamingo hosts the VH1 Classic Rock’n'Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament on Nov. 2. A good time to do some star gazing expected to be in attendance; Ace Frehley (KISS), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and many others. Poker pros Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and Antonio Esfandiari will do the blow by blow. The prize $$ is goes to a charity of the celebrities’ choosing.

Did you know that Las Vegas is home to more than 900 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ranging from adobe structures to grand Victorian houses? Many of us locals have stayed in one of these famous buildings - the Plaza Hotel, built in 1883 was the most luxurious hotel back in the day.

Hawaiian105 KINE is giving away Las Vegas vacations and neighbor island trips. The winners fly on Hawaiian Airlines and stay at another downtown landmark, The Cal. Morning guy Billy V. had two Las Vegas winners an hour apart last week!

Golden Arm players check out these prop bets at Sam’s Town: Roll the dice four times without big red and win even money, bet up to $500. In case you’re wondering, the house edge is only a 3.6 percent. Or try on the “small, tall and all” bet, three separate bets. Small is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and pays 35 to 1. Tall is 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, and pays 35 to 1. And if you’re feeling lucky, bet all and win 175 to 1 when you hit all the numbers on a $5 to $25 bet.

Newsweek magazine says Guy Savoy‘s in Caesars Palace is the top new restaurant in Vegas. The seven-course sampling menu there will set you back $290 and wine is extra! Think of it as seven bucks a bite.

Get more Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of MidWeek, in Oceanic Time Warner’s Around Hawaii, on OC16 Monday at 9:00pm, on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7:00pm and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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