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April 25, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson fans, mark your calendar: May 4 is the night she’ll join the Pussycat Dolls on stage for a rare performance. Go early because the lines at Pure are guaranteed to be long when John Mayer’s main squeeze brings her Daisy Dukes to Caesars.

$10,000,000 - that’s how much the guy whose name is on the hotel took home last year. Steve Wynn’s salary was $2.8 million plus $6.9 million in incentives and the use of the hotel jet and other bennies. He owns 24 percent of the company, and in recognition of the share price increasing 71 percent and doubling revenues the board agreed to raise his base salary to $3.3 million a year to keep up with other casino big wigs.

Setting a Guinness world record for lighting the sky, the Palms Hotel Casino used 160 Sky Tracker lights to illuminate the opening of Pearl, the hotel’s new concert venue. Putting Las Vegas on the map of every UFO in the universe, stars attending the event included Tommy Lee, Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani and many others.

Free Vegas Wedding: Texas Station is hosting a mass wedding on July 7 - 7/7/07.

There’s a new website that tracks how well the “Front Desk Tip” works at various Las Vegas hotels. According to the site, when checking in you should put a $20 between your ID and credit card and ask the clerk if there are any complimentary room upgrades. Users report a 100 percent success rate at places like The Palms & Bellagio. Get the link at,

Did ya hear about the slot machines that accepted smaller denomination coins but registered them at a higher amount? Before you go putting quarters into every KENO machine you see, they’ve all been replaced - something to be said about using coins instead of bills.

Andre Agassi, Steffi and family
Andre Agassi, Steffi and family

Vegas home boy Andre Agassi accidentally whacked his wife Steffi Graf in the face with a tennis racket. The couple was part of an Oprah Winfrey fundraising reality show when the accident happened. The doctor who paid $70,000 to play tennis with the Grand Slammers got more than he bargained for, having to administer three stitches to Mrs. Agassi - he got a superstar patient and a super tale.

$125 is what it costs to sample the food from 100 Vegas restaurants at the 17th annual Epicurean Affair, happening May 31. The Flamingo hosts the taste, and proceeds go to the educational programs of the Nevada Hospitality and Lodging Association.

Get more Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of MidWeek and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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