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December 12, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao

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

A FEW YEARS AGO, comedian Bob Rivers did a parody of the Christmas song Walking in a Winter Wonderland titled Walkin’ Round in Women’s Underwear. Last year Milana Dravnel sold photos of Oscar De La Hoya doing as the song says: “Later on, if you wanna, We can dress - like Madonna, Put on some eye-shade, And join the parade, Walkin’ ‘round in women’s underwear.” I don’t care what he wears, unless you’re Manny Pacquiao (who won with a TKO in the eighth round Dec. 6), you would-n’t wanna be caught in the ring or a dark alley by him.

ACCORDING TO the Wall Street Journal, the value of Sheldon Adelson’s stock in the Las Vegas Sands dropped from $36.4 billion to $1.3 billion.

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THE OSBOURNES were in town to celebrate Ozzy’s birthday. On their must-see list: The Divine Miss M’s The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace ...

FOR THE HOLIDAYS, UH grad Bette Midler has added three songs to the show’s repertoire ... Cool Yule, White Christmas and a special holiday version of From a Distance from her Grammy-nominated holiday album, Cool Yule.

Steve Wynn

DID YOU KNOW that the origins of golf handicapping came from gambling - the odds of scoring better than your handicap (in any given round) are 1 in 5, or that the odds of beating your handicap by eight strokes are 1 in 1,138?

TO LAUNCH THE Wynn Las Vegas in 2005, Steve Wynn stood atop his creation for a TV commercial ... The legally blind billionaire is sitting 675 feet above ground on top of the 48th story of his latest endeavor, Encore, with no stunt double, no wires and no camera tricks ... Get the link to see the original commercial, the new commercial and the making of the new commercial at

FROM THE BIG ISLAND to the Bellagio ... according to Sherrie Holi, COO for Big Island Candies, The Bellagio, Las Vegas, uses its goodies for special events and VIP guests. New for this holiday season: Mika Mints - whipped dark and milk chocolate, cream butter and mint, and coconut shortbread!

ALSO SEEN at the Bellagio last week ... Major League Baseball’s 30 general managers for their annual winter meetings.

IT’S A LOCK ... The St. Petersburg Times is speculating that the Tampa Bay Rays may be moving to Las Vegas. In the article, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman guarantees the paper that the city will have a professional sports franchise before he leaves office in 2011.

DEJA VU all over again ... You say “Treasure Island” we say “TI” ... MGM Mirage execs are considering changing the name of the Monte Carlo to MC in hopes of rebranding the aging hotel.

THE CASINOS were the first to feel the economic pain. To give the house a bigger advantage, they are changing slot machine hold percentages, video poker pay tables and the rules to many games. You can take away some of casinos’ edge and get a winning video poker strategy from the kahuna of video poker, Bob Dancer. Order his latest book, Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner, now in advance of the January shipping date and get the ebook free.

WE’VE ALL HAD a Vegas trip where the closest we’ve gotten to outside was the door near the snack bar at the Cal. Unless you’re from Hana, bring a jacket if you’re planning to step outside ... the lows are officially in the 40s.


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