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April 01, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Peter Frampton is at The Pearl Sept. 18

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

SHOW ME THE WAY ... Peter Frampton plays The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort Friday, Sept. 18. - the day before the UH football team plays at UNLV.

VACATIONS HAWAII sales and promotion manager Kevin Kaneshiro checks in to say they still have a few $759 packages left to join the Hawaii gang when UH plays UNLV. Save some money and buy now before the price goes up. If you see Kevin before you go, ask him to sing you a verse of Georgia for luck!

RA SUSHI has a special bach-elorette package called “Fling Before the Ring” that includes a prix-fixe dinner, a gift bag for the bride, and its signature cocktails for single ladies called “Gold Digger” and “Last Chance for RAmance.”

LEAVING LAS VEGAS ... Last week Dubai World sued its partner MGM Mirage, asking the court to release it from further payments because the hotelier has incurred cost overruns, fiduciary irresponsibility and it may not have the kala to fund its share of CityCenter.

ON MAY 28, 1989, Honolulu resident Stanley Fujitake held the dice for three hours and six minutes (118 passes), a craps record that stands to this day. Once a year the world’s best shooters congregate at the Cal to pay homage to the king of all rollers at the Golden Arm Tournament that starts April 23. Listen to Boyd Gaming senior vice president of the Downtown Region, John Reppti, and Jeff Weiss (who was the shift manager during the roll of a lifetime) at

THE 1099 IS IN the mail for Evelyn Kiyabu of Honolulu ($4,560), Richard Vargas of Kihei ($6,250), Jeannette Soares of Pearl City ($8,000), and Sylvia Young of Waipahu, who won $13,500!

EDWARD G. MARTIN put $30 in the Wheel of Fortune dollar machine at the Planet Hollywood and won $1,533,469 ... He said, “I thought I had only won $2,000 at first.”

IF YOU’VE ALWAYS wanted to own your own casino ... The Dragon Casino, adjacent to the Las Vegas Chinatown, three blocks off the Strip (the first Asian-themed casino in the U.S.) is under the auctioneer’s hammer (all permits and approvals are in place for the 28-story, 2,200-room hotel with 500,000 square feet of gaming, restaurant, entertainment and conference space). Appraised at $174 million, the opening bid is $27.5 million and the bids will be taken May 16 at the MGM Grand.

APRIL FOOLS Poker Tourney (no foolin’) ... Poker pros Howard and Suzie Lederer’s annual fundraiser at the Hard Rock Resort is $200 plus $30 buy-in. The winner gets a Curtis and Co. watch, a crystal trophy and a seat in the 2009 World Series of Poker, where last year’s winner won more than $9 million.

THE CHOCOLATE SWAN at Mandalay Place has left the building ...

AT THE MINUS 5 Ice Lounge inside Mandalay Place there is a 7-foot sculpture of the King that was carved from a two-ton block of ice. It’s all part of the 18 tons of ice that make up the lounge walls and seats ... brrrrr.


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