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August 12, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Talk about lucky: Gina Olores-Silva won
$6,250 on a 25-cent 10x’s pay machine

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! What’s in store for the Golden Nugget when Landry’s, the restaurant conglomerate, takes over in September? Dan Shumny, the VP of sales and marketing, says they are looking at adding another tower, building a new buffet on the second floor and adding a restaurant with a huge aquarium! Get all the scoops this week at 9 a.m. Thursday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Sports Radio 1420.

A WAIPAHU lady bet a buck at the Cal’s KENO lounge — she caught all seven numbers and came home with $16,000. Gina Olores-Silva from Kihei won $6,250 on a 25 cent 10x’s pay machine. (Eh, can rub you guys for luck or what?).

FOR THE first time in the history of the NBA, a non-team city will host the All Star Game. Feb. 18, 2007 is the day to put in your Outlook … is it too early to make reservations for Vegas?

WPT hostess Shana Hiatt
has left the show to pursue
an acting career

THE LUXOR bids farewell to the Blue Man Group, which moves to the Venetian in October.

THE 19TH Annual Black and White Party happens Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Palms Skin Pool Lounge. The Ghost Bar hosts the VIP Pre- Party, and admission includes food from the hottest restaurants in Vegas and a couple of drinks. It’s a great party with lotsa Vegas locals and Hollywood celebs in attendance and the proceeds benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN).

ICE T and DJ Scribble from MTV host the 13th annual Pimp ’n’ Ho Ball at the Orleans Arena Saturday, Sept. 3. Last year about 10,000 pimps and hos were up in hea.

THE TONY Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q opens Labor Day weekend in a brand new $40 million room at the Wynn Las Vegas.

CONGRATS TO 26-yearold Tuan Le for winning the 2005 WPT World Championship at the Bellagio. To the victor go the spoils and $2.8 million. Did you know that WPT hostess Shana Hiatt has officially left the show to pursue some acting opportunities? The WPT gang is happy for her and at the same time sad to see her go.

MAXIM MAGAZINE calls it one of the Top 5 Events to attend before you die … the 2005 Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball happening Oct. 29 in Sin City.

MEGABUCKS is now up to $18 million — that’s $5 million more than it was last year when it hit on Halloween.

$30 MILLION — that’s how much kala International Magician of the Year Steve Wyrick got to develop a 22,000- square-foot entertainment complex in the Desert Passage Shops at the Aladdin. Slated to open later this year, the joint will include a new theater for a new show from the master illusionist, an ultra lounge called Triq, a magic shop called Magiq and a restaurant called Flavour.

MAHALO for checking out Kimo’s Vegas! Send us your funny Vegas stories and enter to win tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show. Get more Kimo’s Vegas with Brickwood Galuteria on Hawaiian105 KINE, Friday morning at 7:35, Oceanic Cable’s “Around Hawaii,” and here in “MidWeek”!

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