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November 07, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Holly Madison and Criss Angel

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

THE WORLD SERIES of Poker continues as the November Nine returns to the felt at the Rio Nov. 9. The loser (the first guy out) takes home $900,000 ... then it’s 1.2, 1.7, 2.4, 3.0, 3.7, 4.5, 5.8 (followed by the word million) and the really big money, first place for 9.1 million ... number nine, number nine, number nine. Catch all the action on ESPN starting Nov. 11.

CARD PLAYER magazine is hosting an online poker tourney where the winner gets to come here for the Pro Bowl.

CHECK OUT THE 2008 Las Vegas Showgirl Art Competition & Costume Exhibition at the Nevada State Museum this Friday.


THIS WEEKEND at the Cashman Center Downtown, get some unique gifts at the “Steve Powers Great Las Vegas Craft Show” ...

CONSTRUCTION ON the Echelon is now on hold until the end of 2009 ...

AT LAST WEEKEND’S grand opening of the Cirque du Soleil Criss Angel show Believe: Hugh Hefner’s ex and Angel’s current squeeze Holly Madison (is that a trade up?), Bridget Marquardt (Girls Next Door), Evangeline Lily and Dominic Monaghan (LOST), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tanya Roberts (Charlie’s Angels) and Penn & Teller. Also in the house: entertainment critics who are still in disbelief, saying the show is boring, sleepy and a $100-million bomb ... Maybe we can use it in Afghanistan.

Beverly’s horoscope said ‘Something good is going to happen today’ - now she’s a millionaire

THE LONGEST-RUNNING Las Vegas Shows are Jubilee (at Bally’s), Folies Bergere (at Tropicana) and La Cage (at the Riviera).

CHER SAID SHE’S allergic to the Las Vegas winds and that’s why she had to cancel a bunch of shows last month. Last week Caesar made a deal with the gods to halt the desert breezes, and the diva returns to the hotel from February through May.

SPEAKIN’ OF DEALS, Deal or No Deal‘s Howie Mandel brings his road show to the Danny Gans Theater at the Mirage Nov. 14 and 15.

“SOMETHING GOOD IS going to happen today” ... That’s what Beverly’s horoscope said the morning she walked into the Sante Fe Station and loaded her favorite machine (the penny Spring Carnival, Millioni$er) with $9 and won $1,236,985.35.

BOYD GAMING’S new Bconnected Players Club is the only card you’ll need at its Las Vegas casinos. The club’s web-site has a feature where you can search its casinos for your favorite machine ... Get the link at

AT THE END of this month, The Venetian is sponsoring a $20,000 Reels to Riches slot tournament where finishers in the top 100 places win cash!

PLANNING A VEGAS REUNION? Looking for a really different Vegas experience? Perhaps you need a gift for the person who has everything? Air Combat USA, the largest, most-recognizable civilian dog-fight-ing school (the airplane kine), will be in town through Dec. 14. Pilot a real fighter (with a licensed pilot), pull a few g’s, shoot some boogies and fly the unfriendly skies ... Get the link at

VEGAS DEJA VU ... When Game 5 of the World Series was delayed for rain in the middle of the fifth inning, some sports books made the game’s final score Phillies 2-Rays 1 because of a house rule that says the final score of a suspended baseball game reverts to the last completed inning.

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