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December 06, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas

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

BEST GIRLFRIENDS Paris Hilton and Britney Spears have agreed to co-host the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Arena. Check it on KHON2, Monday, Dec. 4, or watch for their antics on YouTube!

THE NEW “Hot Couple” (the gossip mags rate them almost as hot as Paris and Britney) Yankee Derek Jeter and actress Jessica Biel were spotted gambling and eating at the Wynn Las Vegas and the Hard Rock.

Bronchitis sidelined Celine Dion
Bronchitis sidelined Celine

MYCOPLASMA bronchitis is what sidelined Celine Dion for five shows ... in the first half of 2006 she sold 523,515 tickets for a total gross of $42.4 million, making her the sixth-highest grossing performer. Madonna traveled the globe for the No. 1 spot and $54.3 million.

YOU THINK New Year’s in Vegas is a busy time ... call your favorite casino host and book now if you plan to visit on the luckiest day next year, 7/7/07. If you’re looking for a host, try local boy Dale Matsumura at the Stratosphere: 888-236-7495.

CALLING ALL closet Clauses ... it’s that time of the year: The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is trying to break the world record for the largest gathering of Santas. The 5K run and one-mile walk starts on Fremont Street downtown, and $45 gets you into your own personal five-piece Santa suit and a sack of goodies. The money goes to Opportunity Village (Nevada’s largest provider of vocational, employment advocacy and social programs for people with disabilities). Get more details on the

Dec. 7 festivities at

CAN RUB you guys for luck? Diana Williams of Pearl City won $8,000, and Hiromitsu Toyama of Pearl City caught a royal flush playing Pai Gow and won $11,882 at the Cal. The luckiest guy in Hauula is Joaquin Chang, who hit a royal flush on the $5 video poker machine and won $20,000 at the Fremont. Better yet, can borrow?

WHAT IS THE simplest method of counting cards in blackjack? For every five that come out of the shoe, you add one (+1) and you subtract one (-1) for every ace you see. The higher the positive count, the better your chances of winning the next hand. Get the complete system at Thanks to Jean of Kailua for the question and, by the way, the casinos frown on card counters!

EACH FIGURE in Madame Tussaud’s wax museum collection costs between $200,000 and $250,000. Patrons have been known to get overzealous with the wax - President Bush’s image suffered about $25,000 in damages when customer attacked it before the election. Kimo’s Vegas Tip: All active U.S. military per-

sonnel and veterans with valid ID receive free admission to Madame’s house of wax.

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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