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Kimo’s Vegas - March 23, 2007 | Kimo's Vegas | Midweek.com
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March 23, 2007 Share | Del.icio.us | podcast Podcast | KimosVegas.com | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Miss Hooters International contestants
Miss Hooters International contestants

I FOUND IT a little strange that during the same week that Miss Hooters International, Michelle Nunes, hosted the casino’s Teeny Weenie String Bikini contest, the hotel says it wants to market itself as a couples destination. It launched a new ad campaign to convince women that Hooter’s is not just for guys anymore by promoting economical room rates and a casual atmosphere.

The thinking (and we use that term loosely) is that Hooter’s Girls dressed in tank tops and shorts are wholesome by Vegas standards. Any guys who can sell this concept to his significant other should consider a career in media sales.

ANOTHER THING that’ll make you say DUH! The folks who pass out those small fliers for escort services on the Strip have gotten support from a federal judge. Clarke County created an ordinance that would allow police to arrest “slappers” (the nickname they got because they slap the fliers against their hand). Ten years and $100,000 in legal fees later, the judge says the law violates the slappers’ free speech.

NO NEED to send tilapia or babingka to Vegas anymore ... Seafood City on Maryland Parkway (next to the Boulevard Mall) is a Filipino full-service supermarket where they’ll even clean and fry the fish for you.

Hawaii Poker Club tournament director Jennifer, champion Kendall, tournament director Carol and dealer Paul
Hawaii Poker Club tournament director Jennifer, champion
Kendall, tournament director Carol and dealer Paul

CONGRATS TO Ray L. of Oahu, the $500 Buy-in champion, and Joann C. of the Big Island, who was the ladies champion of the 2007 Hawaii Poker Club Championship. In the Main Event, $1,000 Buy-in, Kendall F. of Oahu finished in first place, followed by Joshua H. of the Big Island, and Jojo Diez of Oahu. Fukumi and Rohn Hamasaki, organizers of the annual tournament at Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel, said this year’s final table shared more than $45,000 in prize money. Get more details at www.KimosVegas.com.

THE WORLD SERIES of Poker is expecting 10,000 players this year. Because of the record number of attendees, early registration and reservations are well advised. Because of the new online poker law, organizers are not accepting any entrants who qualified in tournaments online this year. The WSOP starts June 1 at the Rio.

THE MANDALAY BAY Events Center hosts Ricky Martin’s Black & White Tour April 21. Worldwide the singer has sold more than 55 million albums. The concert will feature songs from his MTV Unplugged album and his eight No. 1 singles. A portion of the tour’s proceeds will be donated to the Ricky Martin Foundation to promote the well-being, social justice, education and health of children around the globe. Shaka bra!

OVER AT the Palms, they’re partnering with iTunes to offer Live from Las Vegas videos and music. Evanescence is the first in the series and Evanescence: Live from Las Vegas will include extended song lists, behind-the-scenes interviews and music from their live concert at the Palms recording studio/theater Pearl.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at www.KimosVegas.com, www.AroundHawaii.com, in both issues of “MidWeek,” 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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