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May 16, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar

JACKPOT: Vegas resident and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar has sold his Cabo Wabo Tequila and Cabo Wabo Cantina company for $80 million. He will, however, be keeping his band, the Waboritas.

IT’S OFFICIAL: You can’t buy Cocaine in the market anymore. The energy drink from Las Vegas-based Redux Beverages has been pulled from stores as a result of pressure from the USFDA and state officials, because they believe it glamorizes drug use. Before you panic and go back to getting it the old-fashioned way, the company plans to change the drink’s name while they continue to fight for the use of the Cocaine name. Does this mean we’ll have to bleep the Eric Clapton song, or stop using Yves Saint Laurent’s “Opium”?

ANOTHER WINNER at The Cal: Why doesn’t this ever happen to us? $444,563.35 - that’s how much an anonymous bruddah hit the QuarterMillion$ slot machine for last Saturday. Not bad for 75 cents! It was the 68th progressive jackpot since the machine’s inception, paying out $21,214,391.82 to date.

MANDALAY BAY has just completed a $150 million redesign - that’s what you call it when you spend $150 mil on a remodel. To check out the luxurious amenities (it even has LCD TVs in the bathroom), ask for a Deluxe, Spa, Great Room, eXtra Bedroom or Sky View room and let me know if you need someone to carry your bags.

Bette Midler
Bette Midler

BETTE MIDLER replaces Celine Dion at Caesars Palace starting Feb. 28, 2008, and tickets are on sale now at 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) for $95, $140, $175 and $250. Not bad for one Radford grad ... what, no kama`aina discount?

DUKE UNIVERSITY, a highly respected, private research university, recently conducted a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging to measure the response related to neural activity in the brain. They found that sleep deprivation increases activity in the area of the brain that anticipates reward when making high-risk/high-payoff choices. In other words, you’ll lose more when you’re tired ... duh!

WHAT DID the Queen of England and Liberace have in common? In addition to a lot of money, they both owned Moser crystal from Czechoslovakia, a service for 12, with 14 individual glasses for each setting - the only two that were ever made. Unlike the real queen’s, his are on display at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.

THE LATEST FAD at the tribal casinos is half-penny slots. In two months they have brought in almost $3 million at one casino! You’d be wise to steer clear of these. The casinos’ hold on these one-armed bandits is more than 14 percent.

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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