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June 22, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson

PAMELA ANDERSON turns 40 when she celebrates her birthday July 1. Her summer job as Hans Klok’s assistant at Planet Hollywood includes a suite and exclusive access to the hotel’s jet. She works about 12 minutes per show, four shows a week and makes about $7,000 a minute ... now that’s what I call magic.

LAS VEGAS for sale ... Mayor Oscar Goodman and city officials are thinking out of the box. To increase the city’s coffers, they want to sell its name. The idea is that companies would pay a fee to sponsor a park or for an association like “The Official Beer of Las Vegas.” Perhaps Fritos will become the yellow chip of Vegas, and Emeralds will get rid of Robert Goulet and become “The Official Nuts of Sin City ...”

IN APRIL, Las Vegas played host to more than 3.3 million people, who left after depositing $893 million in the casinos.

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

VEGAS 5-0 set up a sting after getting a tip about a prostitution ring based out of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy. The school’s cheerleader coach, Esperanza Brooks, told an undercover officer,“These are not your average girls. Some of them have worked with Bill Clinton,” and quoted him a price of $12,000 for three girls. The ex-president had no comment ...

THE FEDS have busted the Tran Organization ... not the one that works Merchant Street in the wee hours, but the card ring that’s ripped off more than 18 casinos (including the Palace Station in Vegas) for millions of dollars. The scam involved bribing pit bosses and dealers to false shuffle cards at the mini-baccarat and blackjack tables.

IN LAS VEGAS you’ve probably seen the fountains dance, night change to day in just a few minutes and experienced rain indoors ... well, now you can enjoy snow all year long. In the Qua Arctic Ice Room, the mint-infused air is chilled to 55 degrees, creating snow from the domed ceiling. The concept is to bake in the 200-degree dry sauna, then cook in the 112-degree steam room and chill in the ice room - the contrast in temperatures is supposed to get your blood circulating. Ask for the “Roman Rituals & Fitness Center Passport” ($35 for the day) at the new 50,000-square-foot spa at Caesars Palace. Or if you really hit it big, try the $1,050, 180-minute “Qua Signature Hourglass Treatment” for couples (and let me know if you need a second).


CHER FANS are petitioning the management at Caesars to have the diva become a coliseum regular in addition to Bette Midler and Elton John. Organizers hope to get 1,400 signatures by the end of the month. Get the address for the online petition at

THE LAS VEGAS Hilton is hosting the $100,000 Pai Gow Poker Tournament. The $499 entry fee includes a four-day hotel stay and a shot at the $50,000 first-place prize. The tourney starts July 9. Call 800-457-3307 or visit for a link to enter.

AN EXCESSIVE Heat Warning is the official term used by the National Weather Service, and it’s based on a sliding scale according to the time of year. Last week’s triple digit temps set off the first alert of the year ... a headache, shortness of breath, dry mouth, fatigue or nausea can indicate too much sun exposure, dehydration or a bad day in the casino. Either way, look for a place to cool off and drink some water.

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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