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Barry Manilow is No. 1 with
Vegas fans

WELCOME to KIMO’S VEGAS! This week on the radio meet Deke Castleman the Vegas expert and author of Whale Hunt In The Desert, and get the scoops on the people who bet $25,000 to $100,000 per hand. Then we’ll talk with Doillie, the real Las Vegas cocktail waitress, about what really happens on the casino floor.

THE T-MOBILE, Yahoo! Insta-poll asked “What Vegas act are you most excited to see?” Elton John finished third (25 percent), Celine Dion was second (37 percent) and Barry Manilow (one of Mrs. Nagasawa’s favorites) got 38 percent of the votes to finish No. 1.

Not everyone loves Celine Dion

CELINE DION was booed at the Live 8 Concert in Barrie, Ontario. Many believe this happened because she was live via satellite and not live in person (she had to work the night before at Caesars).

THE HILTON Superbook is having a handicapping contest, “Pick the Ponies,” next month. Did you know that more than $100 million was wagered on this year’s Kentucky Derby alone?

Dan Marino is opening a restaurant
at the new Hooter’s Hotel

WHATEVER happened to ex- Miami Dolphin field general Dan Marino? In addition to his charitable foundation, his businesses are stronger than ever, endorsing MaxFli, Pfizer (no we’re not talking about Sudafed) and Zegna Sportswear. Now he’s opening Dan Marino’s Fine Food and Spirits in the new Hooters Hotel & Casino (wonder if he gets free samples from Pfizer).

CHECK OUT the NFL Annual, now in its 16th printing. The book is designed to help you pick pigskin winners every week. Learn how things like “team character,” “past performance,” “physical and emotional status” and more affect a team’s ability to win. It’s not a lock, but better than the 800 number guys who specialize in selling hot air.

RUMOR HAS IT that Steve Wynn is negotiating with Monty Python’s Eric Idle about bringing the 2005 Tony Awardwinning best musical Spamalot to the Wynn Las Vegas (poor Spam gets no respect).

STEVIE NICKS is back! After launching her tour last May at Caesars Palace, Dreams returns to The Coliseum for one night only Aug. 6.

HELEN PAGUIRIGAN is buying the halo halo after winning $5,000 at the Fremont. Imagine Joyce Yamashita’s surprise when the 10X’s Pay machine she was playing for less than five minutes hit the progressive jackpot for $10,000!

CONGRATS TO Jeff Kutash, who has done everything from choreographing John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever to working with Steve Wynn at the Golden Nugget to producing a Vegas reality show. He developed the water spectacular Splash that’s been playing at the Riviera continuously since 1985! They’re celebrating their 20th, The Riviera’s 50th and the City’s 100th birthday with a new show … where else are you going to see dancers, sexy showgirls, motorcycle stuntmen, variety acts and tributes from Elvis to Outcast all in the same show?

KIMO’S VEGAS Safety Tip: If ever there’s an earthquake in Las Vegas, go straight to the KENO lounge … nothing ever hits there.

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