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

Erica Ellyson: Wanna date?
Erica Ellyson: Wanna date?

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

YOUR ODDS OF getting a date with the 2008 Penthouse Pet of the Year Erica Ellyson are a lot better than hitting the big one on the Megabucks machine. The 23-year-old is auctioning an evening of her time that includes limo service, dinner at Hawaiian Tropic Zone, a nightcap at the new Penthouse Club and VIP tickets to the Rock Against Diabetes benefit concert in Las Vegas. Break out your AMEX and get the link for your dream date for a good cause at

THE “YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE” people at American Express are offering card members a one-of-a-kind Vegas experience called the “Bet of Package.” It includes airfare from Delta Airlines, three nights in a Wynn Las Vegas Tower Suite, dinner for two at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare (with a personal presentation by Chef Paul Bartolotta), tickets to LE REVE and a “Texas Hold ‘Em” training session with World Series of Poker champion Chris Moneymaker. This dream is only available to members with 280,000 reward points ... Let me know if you need some company.

WEAR YOUR BEST camo and win a new Louis Vuitton Camo Speedy on Aug. 12 at the Wynn’s Blush ultra-club.

STEVE WYNN is seeking a waiver for the sign fronting his new Encore. With almost 4,000 square feet, the 130-foot-tall sign is animated like the one in front of the Wynn and will set the tone for future Strip signage.

THE ORIGINAL “Nutty Professor,” 82-year-old MDA telethon host Jerry Lewis, was detained and cited at McCarran International Airport for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit in his carry-on. Said it was a prop.

Marienka Wisniewski: another McCarran big winner
Marienka Wisniewski: another McCarran big winner

GETTING LUCKY at the airport ... Marienka Wisniewski of Encino, Calif., hit the quarter Wheel of Fortune for $453,237.21. That’s the fourth WOF jackpot paid out at McCarran in seven weeks.

THE WINNER of the cool name of the week award goes to the new steak and seafood joint opening at the Luxor called “Tender.”

IN SECOND PLACE (coming in closer than the latest Obama-McCain poll) ... “Wasted Space,” the new lounge owned by Carey Hart (action sports star and half of Hart and Huntington), Jason Giambi (N.Y. Yankees), Benji Madden (Paris Hilton’s other half), Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

SINCE ITS March opening, Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria’s L.A. eatery Beso (Spanish for kiss) has been a huge success. Augmenting Chef Todd English’s menu are some of Mrs. Tony Parker’s very own recipes. Can a Vegas sibling be in our future?

THE NEXT TIME you print your Delta Airlines boarding pass it will include advertising. For example, a boarding pass for Las Vegas can include ads for David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil, restaurants and more. While you’re online, you can click on links to get more information, make reservations and buy tickets. The troubled airline industry is looking to squeeze revenue however it can ... What’s next, ads on their toilet paper?


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