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March 25, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

YOU ARE NOT alone … The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Inc. (or CCGTCC for short) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational, notfor- profit organization to further the hobby of … you know what. These guys have been around and will be having their 13th annual convention this year. If you think about it, collecting chips has the same inherent problems as collecting coins, stamps, baseball cards, etc. … What’s the grade or condition, is there a price guide, how do you store your collection, what is the rarest chip? … have no fear, they even have a professor of chipology so we can all learn the difference between a chip and a token, a crest and seal, and what is a flip and a jeton? If chipping sounds like a hobby for you, we’ll be talking with the CCGTCC president Mike Skelton on Kimo’s Vegas Tuesday at 6 p.m. on KORL AM690.

Illusionist Rick Thomas and Sam open
this weekend at the Stardust Showroom

THE NO. 1 question asked on the slot floor? Where are the loose slots! At the Fitz downtown,GM Mike Darley has them put signs on the machines that say “Over Due.”

SHAWN SANTANA & Kekoa Quipolta, ex-Isle guys who live in Vegas, spread the Aloha Spirit and music of Hawaii at the Cannery Casino & Hotel April 8-10 … look for Kapena, Natural Vibes, Sudden Rush and a bunch of local artisans and crafters at the fourth annual Pure Aloha festival. To join the party or sell your stuff … get the scoops at

EVER WANT to get married on a ship? Ever want to get married on a pirate ship? Aye, me hearties, for a few doubloons ($2,000 to $3,000) a matey can tie the knot on the TI’s Sirens Ship in Sirens’ cove whilst me buckos watch from the pier … Arrr! Shiver me timbers, plenty of time to walk the plank after ye drop anchor …

Speaking of ships, did you hear about the Internet gaming company that bought a plate from the Titanic for $10,000 from a homeless man? … Well, now you can see plates, postcards, glassware, money and more … about 300 pieces in all, including a 23- by-12-foot, 15-ton piece of the ship’s hull in a 25,000-squarefoot display titled “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at the Tropicana.

IT ALL started with the tiedyed Hippie Pit, then came the Hawaiian Pit with Israel Kamakawiwoole music, now the dealers at the Stardust Hotel & Casino will be dressed as (drum roll please) … showgirls, complete with headdress and accurate reproductions of the costumes from the Stardust Showroom’s past. Ladies, write Jim Seagrave, VP of marketing, to cast your vote for the Chippendales pit. For now, you’ll have to settle for Rick Thomas, who opens this weekend.

The Penny Megabucks
jackpot debuts this

THE MEGABUCKS folks IGT are debuting Video Megabucks at the Boyd Properties (California, Stardust, Freemont, Station Casinos etc.) this weekend. It’s the biggest penny progressive slot ever … the jackpot starts at $10 million.

JAN HORI, MidWeek/Star- Bulletin marketing boss, rates Cirque du Soleil’s “O” as a must see!

Mahalo for checkin’out Kimo’s Vegas … we are giving away tickets to see “V The Ultimate Variety Show” at the Aladdin Desert Passage. Just send your comments, high school and family reunions, funny stories, trip reports, photos and Vegas news to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enter the random drawing on April 30.


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