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August 24, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Check out the premiere issue of
‘Caesars Player’ magazine

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week we chat with Robert Walker, who runs the Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Treasure Island and 11 other sports books, about the upcoming football season, Super Bowl, the World Series and what it’s like to take a $4.6 million bet on Sports Radio 1420 AM.

STEVE WYNN has upped the ante on his proposed $1.4 billion Encore hotel that is the complement to his $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas hotel. The room count in Encore has been upped from 1,750 to 2,750 with an additional 100,000 square feet of shopping, indoor and outdoor dining and convention space, and a 50,000-square-foot casino.

THE WPT has announced the return of the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship to the Bellagio Oct. 18-21. The tournament is a tribute to Brunson, who captured the first of his nine World Champion bracelets in 1976. Look for Carlos “The Matador” Mortensen’s return to defend his title.

SEEN AT the Fremont, the Farrington High School class of 1960! More FHS shenanigans after they return and get together Oct. 21 at the Hale Koa! Call Norma Lapot Amion at 455-5030 to join in.

CONGRATS TO Dick Jensen, who will be getting a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame (like the stars on Hollywood Boulevard).

SHELDON N. tells us that his mom had her purse stolen while she was playing in a downtown casino. Although rare, it does happen and ladies, your purse is a big target, keep it on your lap (I know stay heavy with all your winnings) but as my great grandfather Confucius Akane used to say: Betta safe than stolen!

EVA LONGORIA is the cover girl of the brand new Caesars Player magazine. If you frequent the Emperor’s place, look in your mailbox for the premiere issue. You’ll also find it in your room and around Caesars, Bally’s, Paris and the Flamingo.

“AVENUE Q,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway transplant, begins preview shows at The Wynn Las Vegas Aug. 27 with an opening sometime next month.

The Imperial Palace is auctioning off its
Howard Hughes 1954 Chrysler New Yorker
in October

A FEW weeks ago a car that Vegas billionaire eccentric Howard Hughes owned sold for $1.62 million at auction. Save your pennies, because the Imperial Palace is auctioning its Howard Hughes 1954 Chrysler New Yorker in October. With 1,500 original miles, the car features a custom passenger air filtration system.

AT THE beginning of the summer, we told you about the swim up blackjack tables at the pool of the Tropicana. Soon you can play blackjack, craps, even slot machines underwater! Orient Casino Mogul Stanley Ho got the green light from the Macau government to build the City of Dreams resort. The billiondollar project includes an underwater casino filled with 350 tables and 3,000 slot machines, 2,000 hotel rooms, a 4,000 seat arena and a shopping mall. Now that I gotta sea!

YOU’D BE smiling too … our congrats to Kaneohe resident Rene Sogawa, who caught a Royal on the $1 VP machine at the Main Street and won $4,538! And to Carlito Sadoy of Waialua, who won $6,000 on the $1 10X’s Pay Machine at the Fremont.

THANKS FOR checking out Kimo’s Vegas. We got more Vegas news on Hawaiian105 KINE Friday morning at 7:35 with Brickwood Galuteria. You’ll also find us online at Oceanic Cable’s Around Town and here in MidWeek! Win tickets to “V” the Ultimate Variety Show

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