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September 03, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Waipahu's Jasmine Yamauchi
Waipahu’s Jasmine Yamauchi

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

GETTING LUCKY AT THE CAL ... The most popular slot machine of all time was most fortunate for Jasmine Asami Yamauchi. With $40 in the machine the stars aligned, the crowd cheered and a few hours later the Waipahu postal worker had to decide if she wanted to be paid in a lump sum or annual payments of $91,000 on the $1,829,240.57 progressive jackpot she’d just won ... No doubt a difficult decision, but one we’d all like to make.

LOOK FOR THE LATEST incarnation of the giant Wheel of Fortune Super Spin coming to your favorite casino. Unlike the old version where the wheel spins clockwise from left to right, the bonus wheel on the new slot spins up and down.

HOOTERS REGULAR Gerry McCambridge won the International Magicians Society’s Merlin Award. It’s the first time in the organization’s 40-year history a mentalist has won its equivalent of an Oscar or Grammy. Get your mind read and laugh your okole off for less than $40 Saturday through Thursday at the Night Owl Theater.

Hooters 12th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant
Hooters 12th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant

WHAT A HOOT ... Sara Hoots from San Antonio, Texas, won $50,000 and beat out 127 other contestants from Hooters 446 locations to win the company’s 12th annual International Swimsuit Pageant.

LAST WEEK HOOTERS donated $250,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research in the name of the late Hooters girl Kelly Jo Dowd.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?... Parker Brothers has released yet another Monopoly board game ... How many different ones do you have? The cities on the Monopoly World Edition received more than 5.6 million votes. The new Park Place is (please refrain from laughing) is Riga, Latvia. Noticeably absent from the board are two of our favorite cities, Honolulu and Las Vegas. Oh, yeah, the new Boardwalk is Montreal, Canada.

A PLAYER GETS EVEN? An unarmed man walked up to the cage at Harrah’s, gave the cashier a note demanding money. He took the casino’s cash, walked out of the door and hopped in a cab. Security!

David Walzog
David Walzog

VEGAS FIVE-O also is looking for Elvis impersonator Elvis Nargi. He broke into dozens of foreclosed Las Vegas homes, took down the for-sale signs, changed the locks and rented the houses. Cops have discovered 70 properties so far and estimate his income from the scam to be at least $300,000 per month.

THE NEVADA Gaming Commission has removed its ban on cell phones in Vegas sports books.

THIS MONTH’S Esquire magazine features recipes of two Las Vegas steak houses. Michael Mina’s Stripsteak’s famous Butter Poached Top Loin (the clarified butter is a winnah) and the Wynn Las Vegas SW Steak House’s David Walzog’s Barbecue Spice Rubbed Skirt Steak. Try these ono buggahs in your own kitchen. Get the link at w

Hooter's International Swimsuit Pageant winner Sara Hoots
Hooter’s International Swimsuit Pageant winner Sara Hoots

WHAT’S THE BEST way to check out the Jersey Boys show in the Palazzo Hotel? Try the Absolut Best Seats In The House VIP package. It includes an Absolut cocktail, private entrance into the theatre through a VIP hallway filled with Four Seasons memorabilia, a full-color, oversized souvenir program and the best seats in the house (right in front of the orchestra section).

LOOK ... It’s a bar, it’s a lounge ... no, it’s the Hard Rock Hotel’s Poker Lounge. The first of its kind, the 7,000-square-foot space has a private bar, bottle service, sports book, certified masseuses, comfy couches, private rooms, an all-female VIP staff and 18 poker tables. Legendary high roller host Steve Cyr, whose Vegas exploits are detailed in the book Whale Hunt In The Desert, is the lounge’s marketing manager.

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