Kimo Akane
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June 08, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME TO the MidWeek edition of Kimo’s Vegas … this week on the radio our guests are Alex “The Insider” Outhred, producer of the World Poker Tour TV Series, and master ventriloquist and comedian Ronn Lucas. Thursday at 9 a.m. and Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM KKEA.

GAVIN SMITH won the second annual Mirage Poker Showdown (a World Poker Tour event) — beating 316 players — and traded his $10,000 buy-in for the $1,128,278 grand prize. What’s he doing with his newfound wealth? Playin’ more poker!

It only took Betty Cagle five minutes
and $20 to win the $1.1 million
Wheel of Fortune jackpot at
Sam’s Town

IF YOU’VE always wanted your name above the door, a la Sam Choy, Chai, Roy or Alan Wong, check out the Restaurant Entrepreneur Seminar at the MGM grand Conference Center June 20.

THE CONSERVATORY at the Bellagio’s summer display is a tribute to America … if you can take your eyes off the flora for a moment you’ll see people of all ages and races sharing the same glossyeyed look of wonderment.

GEORGE OSHIRO, Stardust executive host and general good guy, says they’ve introduced a new innovative blackjack game called “Casino Surrender.” All the standard BJ rules apply, with one additional betting option — if you’re holding a 20 and the dealer’s up card is a 10 (with no ace in the hole) you can force the casino to surrender so you win half your bet instantly.

FIVE MINUTES and 20 bucks … that’s all it took for Betty Cagle to win the $1.1 million ($1) Wheel of Fortune progressive jackpot at Sam’s Town.

IN THIS month’s edition of Las Vegas Bound, the Vacations Hawaii in-flight magazine, Nancy Archer writes about transplanted Hawaiians in Vegas: Lani Oshiro, Michael Perreira, Carol Andrade and Kevin Ishizaki are just a few of the featured employees … Hawaiians at a Boyd property are like shoyu on rice (you can’t have one without the other) … but you’ll also find us at every show, outlet mall, restaurant and hotel in Vegas. How come? Guys who do the hiring tell me Hawaiians have the right work ethic and attitude (Aloha Spirit).

EVER BEEN to Lake Las Vegas? It’s only 17 miles from the strip, and it’s the only place you can see Glenn Frey (Eagles), Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Kenny G or Vanessa Williams under the stars on a floating stage! Go to for complete details or to buy tickets.

The Conservatory at the Bellagio
is all decked out in a tribute to

OUR CONGRATS to Mrs. Hawaii Kerry Cecil and her husband, Master Sgt. Eric. They’re off to Vegas next month where she’ll represent Hawaii in the Mrs. United States pageant! E-mail Kerry (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) if you can help with a sponsorship or donation, or stop by the Orleans July 28th to show your support.

TIRED OF schlepping your bags every time you take a trip? Hawaiian Air’s Ethan Lynette says try its baggage service. Get the scoops at Now all I need is someone to pack.

CONGRATS TO Yen Koay, who knew that the King of Hearts is the only cleanshaven King in the deck and won a pair of tickets to the Fab Four. This week, win a pair of tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety show. Just email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of your favorite slot machine to enter the random drawing.

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