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March 09, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Exotic dancer Fawnia Dietrich is giving lessons at SCORES
Exotic dancer Fawnia
Dietrich is giving
lessons at SCORES

THERE’S A NEW strip school at SCORES gentlemen’s club, taught by the founder of the world’s first exotic dance school, Fawnia Dietrich. Sorry, guys, but the hourlong classes are ladies-only and there is a private entrance. Call (702) 367-6040 for reservations.

NICOLAS CAGE has purchased his second home in Vegas - the seven-bedroom spread in Spanish Hills Estates cost $8.5 million.

Geraldine Mack of Nevada will use some of her winning to visit Hawaii
Geraldine Mack of Nevada will use some of her
winning to visit Hawaii

A CROWD gathered around Geraldine Mack of Henderson, Nev. ... She had played less than $100 when the three Wheel of Fortune symbols lined up on the red, white and blue pay line, making her $1,412,982 richer. She says she usually plays the quarter machine at the Flamingo Hilton but couldn’t find an open one, so she played the $1 machine. Nevada’s latest millionaire is paying off her mortgage and bringing her son and daughter to ... Hawaii.

THIRTY-YEAR-OLD restaurant, hotel and entertainment entrepreneur Sam Nazarian has bought the Sahara Hotel and Casino. The sale price was not disclosed, but experts say the property sold for between $300 million and $400 million. William Bennett bought the property in ‘95 for $193 million and invested another $100 million before he died in 2003. No announcements were made, but it’s a safe bet that Nazarian will make changes to the aging locale of Ocean’s 11 because his company runs some of the hottest hangouts in L.A., the Viceroy Hotels in Santa Monica and Palm Springs, and Miami’s Ritz Plaza.

NINETY-THOUSAND DOLLARS in chips (90 yellow $1,000) went missing at the Wynn Las Vegas ... so much for the super RFID tracking devices built into each chip.

THERE’S A NEW game at the Wynn called Double Fortune Baccarat. The dealer deals one hand from two shoes, and you can bet on either or both hands and place a side bet on the first eight cards. Payoffs include one pair from each shoe pays 5 to 1, two pairs on any shoe 20 to 1 and four pairs 100 to 1. Get the complete scoops at

THE STARDUST implosion is scheduled for 2:30 on the morning of March 13.

COMEDIAN CARROT TOP will be the grand marshal of the Las Vegas Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Sin City will be painted green all weekend, starting Friday, March 16. Erin Go Brah!

Annie Duke is teaching too
Annie Duke is teaching too

WORLD SERIES of Poker champion Annie Duke will be an instructor at the World Series of Poker Academy for Women. The two-day, ladies-only poker camp happens June 8 and 9 at Caesars. Cost: $1,699.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of “MidWeek,” on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7 p.m. and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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