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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!
THE HAWAIIAN Tropic Zone is opening inside the Miracle Mile Shops. A clone of the NYC Times Square outlet features nightly beauty pageants on the V-shaped bar and beautiful women who not only take your food and beverage orders, but also facilitate introductions between patrons.
THE 10 MILLION Dollar Man is the nickname of Joe Hachem, one of four poker pros to win the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker. He recently won the WPT Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship in Las Vegas - a $15,000 buy-in WPT event with 583 contestants - and his payday was more than $2.1 million. That combined with his WSOP $7.5 million makes his earnings more than $10 million in less than two years.
THE SINSATION Poker Classic is happening at The Imperial Palace Jan. 26-28 - $500 gets you in and the winner takes home $100,000. Or check out the Palms’ $1 million Free Roll Tournament where first place gets $500,000. To qualify, just accumulate 500 hours of live play between now and May 31. Get all the entry details at www.KimosVegas.com.
TICKETS FOR the 2007 NBA All-Star Practice are on sale now at the Mandalay Bay box office and at ticketmaster.com. All-Stars take the court first, followed by the Eastern Conference squad. The players will be practicing for the NBA All-Star Game the following night at the Thomas and Mack Center.
TO SMOKE or not to smoke, that is the question ... District Judge Douglas Herndon upheld the state’s anti-smoking law. Smokers who violate the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act face a $100 civil fine for each infraction. No worries though, casino gaming floors, strip bars and stand-alone bars are exempt from the law.
Jamie Foxx has a new movie
GONE BY SUNDAY is the name of the new Jamie Foxx movie based on his relationship with a stripper who became a serial killer when he lived in Vegas back in the ‘90s.
Michael Jackson went shopping in Vegas
WHAT’S THE FIRST thing Michael Jackson did after checking in? The King of Pop went shopping at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. Only three body guards stood between him and the hundreds and hundreds of fans that followed him around.
GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at www.KimosVegas.com, 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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