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August 27, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

CRISS ANGEL FANS, get your tickets now ... Believe by Cirque du Soleil previews begin Sept. 12, and the star-studded premiere is Oct. 10 at Luxor. See the show’s cool website and get a preview from the magic man himself at

Criss Angel
Criss Angel

MORE THAN 35,000 bikers are expected to attend the eighth annual Las Vegas BikeFest Oct. 2-5. On Saturday, check out the Custom Bike Show with more than 100 bikes on the Fremont Street Experience. Get complete details on the weekend’s festivities at

THE GOLDEN NUGGET is hosting a $50,000 Rock ‘N’ Roll Craps Tourney with a $25,000 grand prize Oct. 3 ... Call GN casino host John Giannos at 702-386-8218 for more details.

SEVEN OUT ... No mo’ “Wheel of Fortune” cheers in the casinos of Paris or Bally’s ... A Harrah’s spokesman says the machines were no longer popular ... eh?

REVERSE SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION ... The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has agreed with a complaint filed by Todd Phillips against a health club that charged male members more than females. The finding may extend to bars, French pools and clubs that charge guys more than ladies for the same services or admission. Soon we’ll have three VIP lines: women, couples and men ...

Guess which one will move the slowest.

IT WAS THE KARDASHIAN ladies’ night out last week as Kourtney, Khloe and mom Kris hung out at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge for Kim’s PCD debut.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

DIDJA HEAR ABOUT Robin Hood 702? He’s the real-life Vegas high-roller who’s been known to win (or lose) hundreds of thousands of dollars in a day. Now he’s putting his gambling prowess to aid someone who’s buried in bills, about to lose their home and is in deep financial kim chee. According to Fox News, if you’re $25,000 to $50,000 in debt and have been good to your family and community, you’re eligible (but must be nominated by family or friends). The winner (and family) will be flown to Vegas, stay in a high-roller suite, eat gourmet meals, see shows, get a spa makeover then witness Robin put his bankroll on the line and play blackjack until he wins enough to pay off all your bills. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 13. Get the link at

BARRY MANILOW is renaming his Music & Passion show at the Las Vegas Hilton to Ultimate Manilow: The Hits. The change should put a smile on fans’faces, and is more than semantic. The latest incarnation is comprised entirely of Manilow hits (no covers). Get 20 percent off your tickets by calling 800-222-5361 and using the code Ultimate Travelzoo.

DONNYAND MARIE OPEN Sept. 9 at the Flamingo (their first extended performance together in 29 years). The hotel has special packages that come in two flavors, including deluxe accommodations, tickets and, if you go with Donny, a 50th anniversary photo book and Donny dog tag necklace, or a Marie 50th anniversary doll and butterfly charm if you choose the big sister deal.

GROUND-BREAKING for the $5 billion Plaza Hotel has been delayed for a year (another victim of the casino credit crunch). Moody’s Investor Service says the second-most-distressed sector of the junk-bond market is casinos ... only media firms are rated worse ... auwe!?


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