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January 26, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas

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

“BETCHA WISHED your girlfriend ... owned a casino like me!” That’s the new tune the Pussycat Dolls are singing. Caesars Palace is opening the Pussycat Dolls Casino right across from the Pussycat Dolls Lounge inside Pure Nightclub. Look for PC Dolls-themed slot machines, blackjack, craps and roulette tables ... just what we needed, more distractions.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was spotted in the high rollers’ lounge of the Mirage playing blackjack for about an hour ...

21 IS THE name of the new movie starring Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, and it’s based on the best-selling book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Spacey is the MIT prof who takes millions from Vegas casinos by creating teams of card-counting students. Fishburne plays the ruthless security consultant who tries to break the brainy blackjack ring.

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan

THE MAN WHO lost his license to kill, Pierce Brosnan, will star in the movie The Big Bizzaro, based on the Leonard Wise novel.

He plays an elusive card player with a stubborn and talented protégé. The film is bankrolled by the Maloof family,owners of the Palms Hotel and Casino, the NBA Sacramento Kings and more.

RUMOR HAS IT the Stardust will come down Feb. 23.

COPPER THEFT is not only a problem in Hawaii ... it’s a growing problem in Vegas. Just like here, thieves have ripped off construction sites, power substations and light poles.

PRINCE IS THE official half-time headliner of Super Bowl XLI Sunday. The performance, coupled with his new CD’s five Grammy nominations, will make getting into his new Vegas club 3121 even more difficult.

Lucky Cynthia Tiernan won the QuarterMillion$ from the 25 cent slot machine at Treasure Island
Lucky Cynthia Tiernan won the QuarterMillion$
from the 25 cent slot machine at Treasure Island

ANOTHER $20 bill winner ... Cynthia Tiernan decided to play $20 in the Lucky Wheel slot machine because, according to her husband, “It has a bonus and you can win more money on it.” Lucky for her, she became the 67th QuarterMillion$ winner, taking home $279,820.59 from the 25 cent slot machine at Treasure Island.

CONGRATS TO locals Jessie Agustin of Kahuku, who won $5,000 at the Main Street, and William Pang of Wahiawa, who won $7,833 on the Cal’s slots.

WINS LIKE THAT make a trip to the Forum Shops at Caesars less painful. Check out the grand opening of De Beers Las Vegas Diamond Jewelry. The store will feature new collections including Secrets of the Rose, Talisman, Radiance and exceptional one-ofa-kind high-end jewelry ...

LAST YEAR, the Wynn estate on Shadow Creek Golf Club sold for $17.5 million, and the home of a strip club owner sold for more than $14 million. But this year a home that is owned by a prominent casino family is anticipated to sell for much more. The 12,000-square-foot main house, two detached guest houses, a garage specially designed to showcase exotic cars, an equestrian venue, underground shooting range, wine cellar, theater and waterfall are all part of the expansive estate. If you’d like to see the house but you’re a little cash poor, do what I do ... check out the upcoming Discovery Channel special on the property.

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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