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October 10, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount


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

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL, do not pass Go, do not collect your memorabilia ... That’s what happened to O.J.Simpson when a Nevada jury found him guilty on all counts.He’ll remain incarcerated until sentencing on Dec. 5 and throughout the appeal process that could take up to two years. The “Juice” could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The trial lasted for 13 days; the jury deliberated for 13 hours and found him guilty exactly 13 years after he was acquitted for the double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Brown ... He gets my vote for the unluckiest man in all the land.

AFTER A CHER performance at Caesars Palace Coliseum, everything - her staging, props, lights and clothes - are loaded into 12 semi-trucks and taken to storage.

Grant Langston, 2007 Rockstar U.S. Open winner

HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS has a new deal: 2-cent Tuesdays. Stay three nights around any Tuesday and you’ll pay 2 cents for your room on Tuesday and get a special rate for the other days. Get the link for the deal at

ROLLING INTO THE MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend ... The 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open. The best AMA Supercross riders will compete in the world’s richest ($250,000) motorcycle race starting Friday (Oct. 10).

CASH CALL ... Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson had to personally loan his company $450 million to keep its $5 billion facility (loan) current. Las Vegas Sands stock is down from an all-time $140 high last September to less than $33 a share now.

THE CONDO TOWER currently under construction between the Venetian and the Palazzo has been officially titled the “St. Regis Residences at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.“The 398 new condotels (condo/hotel) are expected to open in 2010 and bring in $2 billion.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and friends

THE (REDACTED) MUSEUM: The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is the name the Las Vegas City Council chose for its latest tribute. The redaction obscures the word “mob.” A former attorney for the mob, Mayor Oscar Goodman, said,“I don’t think anybody is able to do tongue-in-cheek the way Las Vegas can do it.” The mob museum is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.

IN THE MEANTIME, you may wanna check out the Gaming Hall of Fame.Although not as infamous as the mob museum, it profiles all 68 inductees who have made considerable contributions to the Vegas landscape, including Don King (promoter), Emeril Lagasse (chef), Steve Wynn (casino boss), Franco Dragone (O, Mystere, Le Reve,Saltimbanco),Tom Jones (performer), Del Web (developer), Frank Sinatra, and Sam and William Boyd. Get the link to the UNLV Center for Gaming Research’s Gaming Hall of Fame at

William Boyd

BOYD GAMING brings its “B Connected"players card to the Cal, Fremont and Main Street, so now we can use one card at any Boyd casino nationwide. And the benefits you earn Downtown are now good at The Orleans, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and Gold Coast. Everything you had in the old “Players Gold"system is automatically transferred to your new “B Connected” account. The new club has three levels: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, and each tier has more benefits than the one before it.

CONGRATS TO Virginia Cambra of Honolulu ($4,500), Hilda Keliinoe of Waianae ($4,700), and Chiyoko Kami of Hilo, who won $11,531 at the Cal!

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