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BON JOVI headlines “Tiger Jam X,” the benefit concert for the Tiger Woods Foundation, May 26 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Since its creation, the event has raised more than $10 million. In concert with the show, the foundation auctions things like a meet ‘n’ greet with Sting (that went for $65,000 last year) or private putting lessons with Tiger (that sold for $155,000). Get the scoops on this year’s auction at www.KimosVegas.com
BARRY MANILOW has committed $25,000 to the 17th annual Las Vegas AIDS Walk on Sunday, April 25.
DID YA HEAR about Harry Kakavas, the Australian developer who lost $30 million in 14 months? He’s suing the casino, saying it enticed him to spend the $$$ by giving him $30,000 to $50,000 of the casino’s cash to play with, a limit of $300,000 per hand and a 10 percent rebate on all his losses. Maybe ex-Honolulu banker Sukamto Sia should have used this defense for his $27 million gambling debts.
HARRAH’S IS ALSO implementing RFID player tracking at Caesars Palace & Harrah’s. The radio frequency tags commonly found on everything from DVDs to waitresses (yep, they even track the help) will now be on table games and in the chips you use allowing the casino to accurately track your play. A similar system has been deployed at the Wynn Las Vegas since its inception.
Rockin’ for a good cause: Bon Jovi headlines Tiger
Jam X, a benefit concert for the Tiger Woods
Foundation, May 26 at the Mandalay Bay Events
WANNA GO Vegas but no time right now? Check out Harrahs.com and play its new online game Plinko from Rockin’ for a good cause: Bon Jovi headlines Tiger Jam X, a benefit concert for the Tiger Woods Foundation, May 26 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center The Price is Right. Prizes include tickets to the show at Bally’s, dinner for two at the Eiffel Tower restaurant, or a trip to go Vegas!
KIMO’S VEGAS TRIVIA: If you were to stay one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas, it would take you more than 288 years. Let’s start at the Wynn.
CALL IT shoe heaven ... With more than 40,000 name-brand shoes, Zappos has opened a new outlet store across from the Las Vegas Outlet Center at 7770 S. Dean Martin Drive. Guys, I’m told that, for ladies, walking into this store for the first time has the same effect as the new car smell has on us.
SOMETIMES YOU see more people you know from Hawaii in Vegas ... Yasuo Ogawa from Cowabunga! Computers said he ran into pals Rick Kersenbrock (former president of First American Title), Ed McLaurin (owner of Mclaurin Creative Services) and John Aviero, who is now the VIP host manager in charge of the Rio’s Palazzo Cabanas, where Prince lives. While there, the prince of purple walked right by him and into his baby blue Bentley.
THE GRAND Canyon Skywalk opens this week ... suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River and extending 70 feet from the rim of the canyon. The second guy to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, will lead the first walk on the U-shaped glass walkway.
GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at www.KimosVegas.com, www.AroundHawaii.com, in both issues of “MidWeek,” 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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