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November 28, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Chef Guy Savoy

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

JESSICA AGBUNAG joined an elite group of multimillionaires who made their money with the pull of the handle and lotsa luck. It all began with a pilgrimage to the land of neon lights and one-armed bandits via Vacations Hawaii to honor her grandmother. Sixteen bucks later the California Hotel had another huge winner in da house, and she won $2,436,465 from the dollar Wheel of Fortune on her first trip to Vegas! She plans to pay off her car and share some of her new-found fortune with family… Aren’t we related on my cousin’s husband’s side?

BEFORE SHE HIT the big one, Power 104.3 music director Kevin Akitake was in the buffet line right behind Agbunag ... Too bad he nevah bump into her for good luck.

NOW THROUGH DEC. 21, get half-price tickets for the farewell performance of Mamma Mia! Save some $$$ and get the link at

IF YOU REALLY love truffles ... At restaurant Guy Savoy you’ll find $1,000 truffle soup and $2,000 truffle pasta. The main ingredient in these budget-bustin’ dishes is known as “the diamond of the kitchen” - a white truffle that’s imported from Alba, Italy. I wonder if they sell it by the spoonful.

Cal slot shift manager Cindy Brown with Jessica Agbunag and her dad, Frankie

YOU KNOW THE business is soft when folks in the world’s oldest profession are having a hard time. Under Nevada law, any county with a population smaller than 400,000 can license brothels (licensing fees can run from $200 to $100,000), making it one of the two states where prostitution is legal. At one cathouse, the number of ladies looking for work has increased more than 50 percent to 1,500, while customers looking for action have decreased by 45 percent.

LAST SUNDAY Danny Gans finished an eight-and-a-half-year run (1,639 shows) in a theater made especially for him by Mirage boss Steve Wynn. The duo will be together again when he headlines in a new showroom that also bears his name in the Wynn’s new Encore next February.

NOW THAT THE World Series of Poker is over, Las Vegas will be hosting some more infamous world championships. Up next, the

Danny Gans

WSOB - the World Series of Beer Pong. To play the game, each end of a long table is lined with cups of beer ... teams of two players face each other and bounce a ping pong ball into the cups on the other team’s side. When a ball lands in your cup, you drink the beer and the first team to empty all their cups loses. Registration is $1,000 per team and the deadline is Dec. 5 ... Contestants from 39 states and three countries are expected to compete for $50,000 and the right to be called the world’s best. Get more info on how to play and official tournament rules at

NESTLED AWAY from the hustle of the Strip and the bustle of downtown is a house on 6th Street that was converted into Andre’s restaurant more than 30 years ago. It’s your last chance to make reservations to sit at Frank Sinatra, Tony Spilotro (mafia) or Liza Minelli’s favorite table because the downtown location closes on New Year’s Eve. If you can’t make it before the end of the year, the Monte Carlo Andre’s will remain open ... The food is great, but the “old Vegas” feel is not quite the same.

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