Kimo Akane
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July 08, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas! To get the most from your Las Vegas vacation, join the “Queen of Comps” Jean Scott, and Gary Furutani, dice dealer, Kalani grad and Vegas resident on the air Thursday at 9 a.m. and again on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on KKEA-1420AM.

LOOK FOR Green Day at the Thomas & Mack Center Oct 6.

THE HOME of Blackjack in the Swimming Pool, the Tropicana has opened the Las Vegas Historic Museum. See how Sin City got its name from brothels to mobsters (Chicken Ranch and Madam Kitty’s to Bugsy Siegel and Frank Sinatra) — it’s all there.

New York, New York’s
Manhattan Express

THE NEW YORK, New York Manhattan Express, the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree twist and dive maneuver, is extending its hours of operation to 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

THE NBA’s best from yesterday and today are challenging each other in a New School vs. Old School poker tournament at the MGM Mirage Saturday to raise money for Operation Smile and the American Cancer Society. Ballers (or is that Pokerers?) include Kobe Bryant, Baron Davis, Elton Brand and other “New Schoolers” against the “Old Schoolers” Charles Barkley, Doc Rivers, Kenny Smith and more.

Vegas entertainer of the year
Danny Gans

VEGAS Entertainer of the Year Danny Gans is taking 12 weeks off to recoup from rotator cuff surgery. Check him out before Oct. 30 or after Feb. 7, 2006.

WHAT’S THE most expensive slot machine you can play in Las Vegas? The Triple Diamond machine at the Wynn Las Vegas will set you back $5,000 per spin. It pays $2,500,000 when the three Triple Diamond symbols line up on the center line. If you’re seriously considering playing this machine, I am available for adoption.

WAIALUA IS abuzz ’cause Angelita Corpuz won $6,000 on a 10X’s Pay at the Cal.

Palms Girl Casino Chips feature
Miss July Roberta Larkin

MOST PEOPLE make calendars, but that’s not enough for the Palms. In addition to the annual calendar each month, they debut a limited edition Palms Girl Casino Chip. They are highly sought after by collectors and have been known to sell out in minutes. Congrats to Miss July, Roberta Larkin.

THIS MONTH your Palms Players Club card gets you double points.

WHAT IS the hippest and hottest club in Vegas? According to E! Entertainment, five of the top 18 clubs in the universe are in Las Vegas. And they are: No. 1 is Pure at Caesars Palace, Rain at the Palms is No. 3, Bellagio’s Light is No. 7, Body English comes in at 13th and Mix at Mandalay Bay is 18th. Check ’em out and let me know if you agree with E!

THE MEGA Millions lottery is now in Nevada. Right now the tickets are only available in Primm (any excuse to trek to the outlets). The $1 lotto tickets have huge jackpots in the $200- $300 million range.

CONGRATS TO Arlene Yano, who won tickets to “V” the Ultimate Variety Show. Send us your Vegas stories, trip reports, tips and pics to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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