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August 17, 2005 Share | Del.icio.us | podcast Podcast | KimosVegas.com | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week on Sports Radio 1420 AM we talk story with Scott Tharler, author of Winning Casino Gambling. Find out how he can help you win more (or lose less). Then we talk with the author of Neon Nuptials, Ken Van Vechten, about getting married in Sin City.

MIKE WEATHERFORD, entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Revie, Journal gives the S.O.S. a big shaka! He says that nobody does it better than the S.O.S. and Lani Misalucha on the strip. Check ’em out next time your in town at Bally’s now through the end of the year.


Catch Jon Secada at the
Danny Gans Theater Sept. 16

HARRAH’S is giving away $1 million! Log on to Harrahs.com and play the Hi/Lo Challenge (it’s free) to win a trip to Vegas and an entry into the Harrah’s Million Dollar Showcase Showdown Oct 2.

KAREN SATO writes in to ask, “Do you have any suggestions for omiyage? We’re tired of bringing back beef jerky.” I find that friends and relatives love money … but if you didn’t hit Megabucks, how about WPT Chocolate Poker Chips? What do you do for omiyage? Send your tips to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Hall and Oates have a gig at the
Danny Gans Theater in November

JON SECADA is at the Danny Gans Theater Friday Sept. 16; and look for Hall and Oates Nov. 4 and 5.

NEXT WEEK the Caesars Palace Augustus Tower opens. Can that place get any bigger? You need a map and a compass to get around.

EVER HEAR of the Madden curse? Each year Electronic Arts, the makers of Madden NFL (insert year hea), selects a player to grace the games cover. With this honor comes three things: mass-media exposure, hefty endorsement checks and the Madden curse. Apparently every year (except last year) the cover boy missed consecutive games because of injury. I’m no Kreskin, but doesn’t getting hurt go with the territory?

SOME PEOPLE will gamble on anything … Pinnacle Sports has a bet that the price of gas will top $3 per gallon by New Year’s Day. To date, 90 percent are betting on the price of gas hitting three bucks a gallon (that’ll be $3.79.9 in Hawaii).

THE MILLIONI$ER penny machine paid off $1 million at the Santa Fe Station. The winner, who asked not to be identified, was about $30 and 20 minutes into playing the popular slot machine when the bonus screen awarded him the top prize.

YOU KNOW how much you win, or if you’re like me, lose, in the casino … but have you ever wondered how much the casinos win? For the fiscal year ending June 30, the casinos won $11 billion! That’s 11 thousand million just from gambling, and more than half that amount comes from the strip casinos (lucky we stay downtown). The combined downtown casinos won $659.8 million from us. Slot machines made the casinos $7.4 billion, and table games $3.5 billion.

CONGRATS TO Cindy Yamamoto, who won a pair of tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show. She’s off to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday and wedding anniversary — a future Megabucks winner? To enter the drawings for free show tickets (no time share pitches and no hassles) email me.

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