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December 26, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Miss Hawaii Ashley Ku'ualoha Layfield
Miss Hawaii Ashley Ku’ualoha Layfield

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

MISS HAWAII, Ashley Ku’ualoha Layfield, travels to Las Vegas to compete in the 2008 Miss America Scholarship Pageant.

Join the fun Jan. 26 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel ... cross your fingers and believe that the 808 can bring home the sugar and the crown in ‘08.

Didja know ... that $360 billion is bet every year on sports? You are not alone - an estimated 40 million Americans bet on football each season. And 70 percent of the football games end within one touchdown of the Las Vegas spread.

THE $250,000 MEAL ... At London’s O2 Theater, Led Zeppelin performed for 14,000 fans. One of them donated a quarter-million dollars to charity for celebrity chef Kerry Simon (Simon at Palms Place) to fly in and cook one meal.

ADULT FILM STAR Tera Patrick joins Ivan Kane’s world-famous Forty Deuce burlesque dancers with a two-for-one double celebration ... one price for two nights of debauchery Dec. 30 and 31.

COMING SOON to a casino near you ... Look for the “Lion Dance” slot. What makes this 40-line, 20-credit machine so unique is the stacked wilds feature that triggers multiple wins on multiple pay lines. Houston, we have a problem ... they’ve figured out us pakes like gambling.

MANY BELIEVED her marriage to professional poker player Rick Saloman wouldn’t last a month ... 72 days later Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce, making her marriage to singer Kid Rock seem like an eternity at 115 days.

THE NEEDS of the many outweigh the needs of the few ... If you have a Vegas ID, Star Trek: The Experience is free for you on Jan. 4 (the show’s 10th anniversary). The rest of us will have to settle for a 10 percent discount on the admission price.

Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse

LAST WEEK FRIDAY, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx celebrated his birthday with hundreds of partygoers at JET nightclub. It was his fourth 40th party - two were private and two were gigs for pay.

SPOTTED AT McCarran Airport, an iPod vending machine. In addition to MP3 players in all sizes and colors, there were two GPS units!

UP FOR AUCTION next year is one of the largest casino collections in Vegas history. With a past that includes the Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, The Plaza, El Cortez and many other casinos ... the loot from John D. “Jackie” Gaughan’s vault includes rare gaming tokens from the El Cortez and the Union Plaza Hotel made of silver and gold; hundreds of silver dollars, half-dollars, quarters and dimes dated before 1965; a collection of silver dollars from 1878 to 1935; $5, $10 and $20 U.S. gold coins minted before 1932; and more than 100 bars of silver.

NEW YEAR’S DAY marks the first time a Vegas casino has entered a float in the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Dubbed “Viva Italia,” the 28-foot-tall, 62-foot-long float will feature The Palazzo on one half and The Venetian on the other. “BAM” celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse (Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian) is the grand marshal of the 119th annual parade.


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