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WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!
THE 35TH ANNUAL Las Vegas Collector Car Fall Auction is happening Dec. 19 and 20 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. On the block is Pamela Anderson’s trailer (she’ll be there to personally give you the keys), Elvis’ 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, Albert Einstein’s signature, a check signed by Orville Wright and much more. Get the link to check it out at http://www.KimosVegas.com.
THIS WEEK’S AUWE ... or is it owie? ... Some people are saying Mindfreak Criss Angel is more like “Mind-numbing” because of his new show Believe at the Luxor.
AT THIS YEAR’S Dec. 20 Las Vegas Bowl, BYU vs. Arizona ... The game is sold out, but our tough economic times may help you score last-minute tickets. Lately Vegas scalpers have been getting stuck with tickets, so they’ve been selling premium tickets at or below face value.
NEXT MONTH AT the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 15 of the highest-winning Jeopardy contestants go head-to-head in the Tournament of Champions. This is how much kala the grand prize winner will bring home: Alex, what is $250,000?
AT THE HARD ROCK they’re filming a new movie starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht and James Caan. Middle Men is the story of three guys who built the first company to take payments for adult Internet sites and their run-ins with the mob, the feds and each other.
ANOTHER SIGN OF the tough economy ... In the old days (last week) you had to have a $500,000 line of credit (or front money) and bet $500 per hand to request a private high-roller room in the five Strip casinos that have them. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has removed the minimum bet and lowered the credit line to $300,000 ... Please, no rushing to your private jets.
CAN’T WAIT TO see the new $25 million volcano at the Mirage? Visit us online at http://www.KimosVegas.com to check out some videos of V2. Warning: Watching may ignite the desire to visit Sin City.
AFTER THE FIGHT, the Pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao, said, “You are still my idol, no matter what happened.” Oscar De La Hoya replied, “No, now you are my idol.”
THESE ARE A FEW of my favorite things ... According to TSA, some of the stuff you can’t bring through an airport checkpoint are gravy, salad dressing, cranberry sauce, salsa, maple syrup, soup, creamy dips, wine, liquor or beer, jams and jellies. It’s also a good idea not to wrap gifts you’re carrying on or checking just in case they decide to inspect them.
THE NEXT TIME you make a mistake, think about the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Harrisburg, Pa. To boost business, it wanted to send its best customers a free buffet and $500 in free slot machine credits. Instead of 1,000 customers, the flier was mailed to 55,000 people ... If everyone taakes advantage of the offer, it would have cost the casino $29 million.
SEVEN OUT ...
Segue of Las Vegas downtown is officially closed after three months.
CAN I BUY a vowel? ... Jan. 3-6 the Venetian and Palazzo are having a $150,000 Slot Tournament and Sweepstakes. With a little luck, Vanna White will present you with a check for up to $50,000 at the awards ceremony.
STILL PLENTY OF rooms for New Year’s in Las Vegas ...
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