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October 03, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck

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

IN LATE DECEMBER, the award-winning chef and newlywed Wolfgang Puck will open his sixth Vegas eatery called CUT. Modeled after its older sister in Beverly Hills, the super-chic steakhouse will be located in the Venetian’s new sister hotel casino, The Palazzo.

LONG TRAIN RUNNING ... DesertXpress Enterprises is building a high-speed conventional rail line along Interstate 15 that’ll speed passengers between L.A. and Las Vegas in 90 minutes. The company says it’ll cost about $3.5 billion and be completed by 2012.

AT THE RIO, you can get a massage while you’re playing at the tables. At two bucks a minute it ain’t cheap, but what more could you ask for?

GOOD NEWS: The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously rejected a plan that would allow players to use their debit cards to buy a voucher that can be inserted into a slot machine’s ticket receptor just like cash.

BAD NEWS: They still have ATMs in the casinos, and what the casinos really want us to do is insert our debit cards directly into the slot machines!

THE MIRAGE has a new promotion called “Ticket to Win.” During the week of Nov. 15-21 they’ll be giving guests $70,000 in 10 $1,000 prize drawings each night. Call your casino host for details.

Le Reve
Le Reve

LAST WEEK at the Wynn Las Vegas, a lady (you know what’s coming) put a $20 bill into the

Wheel of Fortune quarter MegaJackpot and went home with $229,620. “I knew I had won, but I wasn’t sure what,” she said.

MAMMA MIA! has extended its two-for-one ticket deal through Oct. 31 ... if you have a friend or relative with Vegas ID, you can get the same deal on Zumanity tickets. Get the hookup at

THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS bring their funny business to the Orleans Oct. 18-21.

TO CELEBRATE its 1,000th performance, everyone who saw Le Reve on Saturday got a bonus - the signature red swimming cap the clowns wear in the show. In case you were wondering, each show generates 52 loads of laundry.

THE ANNUAL revenue of the world’s second largest casino company, MGM Mirage, is about $7.2 billion. The annual revenue at Harrah’s Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming company, is $10.3 billion.

The Frontier will be torn down in November
The Frontier will be torn down in November

OPENED ORIGINALLY as Hotel Last Frontier in 1942, the home of Elvis’s first Vegas performance will be torn down around Nov. 13. In preparation for the implosion, construction workers were seen acting like rock stars and tossing TVs from the hotel room windows. Did you know that the famous marquee once caught fire in the rain? The wetness caused the wiring to spark, and that ignited all the pigeon poo inside the marquee.

THE FREMONT slots paid off for Robert Costales of Waipahu ($4,000), Ronald Yonemura from Honolulu ($4,000), Rodolfo Rodriguez of Hilo ($5,045), and our buddy, pal and all-around nice guy Brian Araki from Kailua won $30,866 ... can borrow or what?

AUWE! Las Vegas has been named the most overbuilt city in the nation. New home sales were down 44 percent from a year ago, and 40 percent of the 23,642 homes for sale were vacant and took 115 days to sell. Maybe they should just ship them over heah?


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