Kimo Akane
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July 22, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to KIMO’S VEGAS! This week on the radio it’s Whales and Minnows. Join us as Deke Castleman, the author of Whale Hunt in the Desert, talks about Whales and Hi-Rollers (the world’s richest gamblers), and Doillie, the Real Las Vegas Cocktail Waitress, talks about the smaller players (Minnows) where the casinos really clean up. Thursday at 9 a.m. and again on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on KKEA 1420 AM.

Joseph Hachem won the World
Series of Poker — $7.5 mil!

CONGRATS TO Melbourne native Joseph Hachem, the exchiropractor turned poker pro who won the World Series of Poker. He flopped a straight and re-raised all-in on the turn card after 13 hours and 56 minutes of play at the final table. He won the single largest prize in poker history — $7,500,000 (das right, 7.5 million dollars) — not a bad return on his $10,000 buy in. The total prize pool was $103 million. Even the ninth-place finisher walked away with $1 million in cash.

WHAT DO you do when you lose all your money — $3 million — everything you’ve got? First you sell all your remaining assets, and then you go back to Vegas with your own reality TV show called Man vs. Vegas to get even. Daren Leverenz, whose motto is “go big or go home,” returns to beat the casinos and get back his $3 million. Can he do it? Find out this October on CMT (Oceanic Cable 587).

Penn & Teller got two Emmy nominations
for ‘Bull$#!&’

PENN & TELLER just got two Emmy nominations for Bull$#!&, their TV program on Showtime.

CHECK OUT the Palms for the Second Annual Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes Aug. 25-27. Gene Simmons (Kiss) Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) host the tournament that pits rock stars against radio listeners.

SEPT. 15-18 brings the roar of Harleys downtown for the Las Vegas Bike Fest. Grab your B.O.B. and look for the Poker Tourney, a Bike Show and entertainment from 38 Special and Dickey Betts and Southern and more festivities than you can shake a soft tail to.

DAMON WAYANS, the star of the ABC sitcom My Wife & Kids, is at the Danny Gans Theater in the Mirage Oct. 7 and 8.

ARI MIZARACHI is opening the new Poker Room at the Hilton around Labor Day. Come by and look for a special progressive jackpot (not offered anywhere else in Nevada). And remember the words of my grandfather Confucius Akane “… your best chance at a Royal Flush in the Casino is in the bathroom.”

Are Brad Pitt and George Clooney going
from casino robbers in ‘Ocean’s 11’ to casino
owners in 2006?

ARE GEORGE CLOONEY and Brad Pitt teaming up to buy a casino? The New York Post reports that the dynamic duo is planning a Vegas venture; more details in the next few months.

NEXT MONTH get two Holiday Shoppe points for every Players Club point you receive at an MGM Mirage Casino. Holiday Shoppe points are great because they are in addition to your players card points and redeemable for brand name merchandise and free play.

LESLIE H. sends in this Vegas tip for saving a little $$$: There’s a curbside bus stop at McCarran Airport where you can hop on CAT bus No. 108 or No. 109. It costs $1.25 (need exact change) and it’ll drop you off on Fremont Street or the downtown terminal, which is a short walk to the Cal or Main Street. You can also buy a 24-hour bus pass good for unlimited rides from the driver for $5.

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