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June 06, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Sara Larson and George Clooney at the Oscars
Sara Larson and George Clooney at the Oscars

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

LADIES ALL OVER are smiling as one of the world’s most eligible bachelors is back on the market. Oscar winner George Clooney and former Las Vegas Palms Hotel hostess Sara Larson have been steadies since last summer, and she was the first date the actor ever took to the Academy Awards. Making People magazine’s “Top 100 Beautiful People,“she is also on the cover of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar with the subtitle “Don’t Hate Me Because, I’m Beautiful, Fearless and Date George Clooney”... well, she’s still two for three.

LUCKY WE LIVE in Hawaii ... according to a Best Life Magazine survey,Clarksville,Tenn.,is the worst city to live in of all 257 cities analyzed.Honolulu topped the list,and the ninth island (Las Vegas) finished behind Reno at No. 32.

BETTER POKER through drugs? One of this year’s World Series of Poker sponsors is Gamma Labs.The company says that testosterone is the competitive edge that poker players need to win. Its latest product is Gamma-O Plus Pomegranate, which includes gamma oryzanol, an extract from rice bran oil that makes your body produce more testosterone and increases the user’s mental acuity, focus and balance ... anabolic chaser, anyone?

THE HAWAII POKER Championship III is happening next February at Binion’s. Entrants must be 21 or over and must be a Hawaii resident. Visit HawaiiPokerClub.Com for more details on how you can be Hawaii’s ichiban poker player.

THE NEVADA Gaming Commission has just approved a new table game that’ll be coming soon to your favorite casino. Similar to Three-Card Poker, Crazy Four Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and others that casino execs refer to as “Carnival Games,” Royal Hold ‘Em is played with 10s and face cards only (the twos through nines are removed).Each player gets two poket cards, and there are three burn cards and five community cards.

THERE’S A NEW video poker machine in the casinos called Video Hold ‘Em.The machine pays out based on the best five-card hand (out of seven) and even pays for bad beats.

DRIVING DOWN the Strip, it’s difficult to miss the 50,000-square-foot Toni Braxton mural, known in the business as a “wrap,” that adorns the Flamingo Hotel. Toni Braxton: Revealed has been dark since April 7 when she was hospitalized with chest pains, and it was scheduled to resume June 6. The remaining shows through August have now been cancelled because the singer is being treated for pericarditis, a viral inflammation of the heart.Rooms with a view ... in case you’re wondering, people have requested rooms behind favorite Braxton body parts.

THE CLARK COUNTY DA’s office has been busy chasing down another high-profile big marker player.Antoin “Tony"Rezko, a real estate developer and fast-food entrepreneur, is currently on trial in Chicago on corruption charges. He owes Caesars Palace and Bally’s $472,275, and stiffed the Bellagio for $331,000 last year.


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