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August 19, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

It’s no illusion: David Copperfield
is back at the MGM Grand

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week Scott Tharler, the author of Winning Casino Gambling, talks about the three ways you can beat the casino, then we chat with the author of Neon Nuptials, Ken Van Vechten, about some of the strangest weddings in Sin City, on Sports Radio 1420 AM Thursday at 9 a.m. and again on Friday at 6:30 pm.

DISNEY FANS: Look for Disney Live! in Sin City Sept. 14- 18 at the Orleans Arena.

WANNA GOOD reason to visit Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa? The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club just finished its annual convention in Las Vegas. Mike Skelton, the president of the club, reports that new prices were set on collectable casino chips … a $25 Sahara chip went for $70,000, and a $100 Flamingo chip set the new owner back $50,000. Now where does Tutu hide her old chips?

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES has some online specials with fares to Vegas as low as $380! Hurry, the offer expires Aug. 26.

THE EIGHTH annual Maxxis U.S. Open, the world’s richest motorcycle race, rolls into the MGM Grand Garden Arena Oct. 7-9.

HARLEY DAVIDSON fans note that the Las Vegas BikeFest is happening Sept. 15-18.

SPOTTED AT the Cal: Josephine Pang of Waianae hit the dollar Treasure Chest VP machine for $5,000, and friends of Nazha Sagum of Aiea got some nice omiyage after she won $16,000 on the dollar 10X’s Red, White and Blue.

DAVID COPPERFIELD is back at the MGM Grand through Sept. 21. An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion is exactly that. He travels from Vegas to Hawaii in seconds … I’ll take one of those flights.

KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: If you’re toying with the idea of moving to the place we love to visit but need a gig first, check out They are throwing a business mixer Sept. 20 at the Plaza Hotel. Send your Vegas tips to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

DID YOU hear about the woman who won the Penny MegaJackpot in Laughlin? The $2,995,071 jackpot Shigeko Ide Stein won makes her the world record holder of a penny jackpot.

PERHAPS YOU’VE heard of Pole-A-Palooza 4? Sunday Aug. 21 at midnight, Light in the Bellagio hosts the largest gathering of dancers in the world competing for the $10,000 first prize.

OUR CONGRATS to Mike Bauer, who won two tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show. To enter the random weekly drawings, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Get more Kimo’s Vegas in Oceanic Time Warner’s Around Town online, twice a week in MidWeek and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday mornings at 7:35 a.m. on Hawaiian 105 KINE.

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