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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!
INSTANT REPLAY ... if you missed her here, Gwen Stefani returns to the Pearl at the Palms on Friday Oct. 26. Opening for the fashionista is 17-year-old Sean Kingston ... mon. Tickets are $253 and $153! Think about that the next time you pay less than $50 a ticket for a concert in Hawaii.
SCHEDULED TO break ground next year is a privately owned and financed world-class 20,000-seat arena. Harrah’s and AEG (the folks who put the big names in the Caesars Coliseum) announced the joint project that’ll be built behind Bally’s and Paris. Does this mean Vegas will be one step closer to an NBA and/or NHL team?
DUBAI WORLD, the investment company of the Dubai government (you may have seen Palm World, their manmade islands designed like a palm tree), has bought 9.5 percent of the MGM Mirage for $5 billion. To accommodate the investment, majority stockholder
Kirk Kerkorian’s share decreased from 54.15 percent to 51.65 percent.
AMERICAN IDOL Kellie Pickler performs at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m.
THE 2007 Las Vegas Bike Fest kicks off Sept. 27 and the Golden Nugget is going “Hog Wild” and giving away your choice of a 2008 Harley Softail Deluxe, Road King or Fatboy. To win, just put some time into your favorite slot machine and hang out for the drawing on Sept. 29.
DID YOU KNOW ... it takes 27 million gallons to fill the lake and operate the fountains at The Bellagio?
EVER WONDER where they get the water for all the fountains, waterfalls and lakes in Las Vegas? Every time you wash your hands or take a shower the water is recycled into those hotel attractions. If you’ve ever felt the spray of the Bellagio’s fountains - no worries, the water has been filtered and chlorinated. It’s called gray water and it’s kept totally separate from the water we flush ... whew!
KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: The Vegas shopping cycle is mid-September and mid-March for the best selection of new merchandise. To make room for the latest merchandise, the best sales happen around the end of every quarter, but for the very best deals savvy shoppers check out the third week of July to the end of August and then from mid-December through February. Best time of day to shop? Early morning before the locals pick the stores clean. Get more Vegas Tips at www.KimosVegas.com.
LAST MONTH a couple tried to pass $80,000 in fake Benjamin Franklins at Caesars Palace. Note to counterfeiters: The next time you stuff slot machines with fake hundies, don’t use the player’s card with your real name and address. The Secret Service found another $30,000 in funny money in the trunk of their Escalade.
IF YOU remember when “Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam ...” meant something other than junk e-mail, you might want to check out Monte Python’s Spamalot at the Wynn Las Vegas. John O’Hurley (Dancing with the Stars and Peterman from Seinfeld) plays King Arthur, and tickets are half off while they last. Call the Wynn box office at 1-888-320-7110 to get yours.
HOW’D THEY DO THAT? Edgar Pratt of Kaneohe won $17,039, Herbert and Paulette Huckso from Honolulu won $7,200, Clyde Nagata of Hilo won $7,000 and Sandra Vincent of Honolulu won $7,000 from the KENO counter at the Cal.
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