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Beso II partners Posh and Eva
Beso II partners Posh and Eva

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

BUDDIES VICTORIA BECKHAM and Eva Longoria-Parker are partnering in Beso II.

The new half eatery (run by the Desperate Housewife) and half casino (run by the Spice Girl) will combine the duo’s two favorite things: good food and the latest Hollywood fad - dominoes. Gamemaster Posh is planning to be the only casino in Vegas to offer Chicken Foot, Cut Throat and Mah Jong.

FORMER FBI agent and CIA operative Robert A. Maheu, who ran Howard Hughes’s Vegas casinos, just turned 91.

MORE THAN 50 wineries will showcase more than 120 wines at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Wine’s third annual Wine Amplified Festival Sept. 27 at Mandalay Bay. Supplying the rock in this year’s wine festival will be the multi-platinum Gin Blossoms.

VEGAS FIVE-OH had to layeth the smacketh down on the NBA’s Paul Pierce. During a traffic stop, the Celtic’s MVP gave Metro attitude (the kind spelled “hostility”) and they slapped on the cuffs and conducted a field sobriety test. Although he passed the test, he decided not to drive to his hotel.

SARA COURNEDE AND her sister Maria Cournede were arrested for trespassing at the Wynn Las Vegas. As a general rule, casino owners look the other way when practicers of world’s oldest profession are visiting their property ... unless they’re propositioned and slapped in the face. Steve Wynn declined to press charges.

Shawnta Taylor won big at the Sahara
Shawnta Taylor won big at the Sahara

A CUSTOMER of the Hard Rock Casino called 911 and reported that a slot machine stole his money… He was arrested shortly thereafter for making a false 911 call.

FAMOUS LAS VEGAS hotel rooms: John Lennon (The Beatles) slept here on Aug. 20, 1964, in room 2344 at the Sahara. Elvis stayed here, room 2542 the Presidential Suite, when he filmed Viva Las Vegas with Ann Margret. And Britney Spears and K-Fed conceived in room 248 at the Palms.

SHAWNTA TAYLOR found the Temple of Treasure at the Sahara and hit the penny progressive for $727,099.

WHAT’S THE “Best Luxury Hotel in the U.S.”? According to the members of, it’s the non-gaming, non-smoking Signature at the MGM Grand.

THE OPERATOR OF 10 Vegas casinos, MGM Mirage, says its second quarter earnings were off 67 percent to $113.1 million compared to $360.2 million in the same quarter last year. As you might have guessed ... people still “Go Vegas”; they’re just paying less for rooms and spending less in the restaurants and casinos.

WHAT CAN YOU BUY for $21 million? How about Gary Primm’s house ... He’s the Primm in Primm Las Vegas. It’s an 11,381-square-foot home on 9.88 acres of land complete with two guest homes, a theater, beauty salon, gym, pool room, wine cellar, kennel, stable, pool with water slide and an underground shooting range.


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