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June 03, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Lucky Patricia Demauro

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

TWENTY YEARS AGO, Hawaii resident Stanley Fujitake set a world record at the Cal’s craps table, holding the dice for three hours and six minutes. Last weekend a novice craps player visited Atlantic City’s Borgata, bought in for $100 and broke Fujitake’s record by holding the dice for four hours and 18 minutes. The monster roll, every craps shooter’s dream, happened on her second visit to the dice table. See an exclusive interview with Patricia Demauro of New Jersey, who held the dice for 154 rolls, at

“IF I COULD Turn Back Time” ... Cher celebrated her 63rd birthday with fans onstage at Caesars Palace Coliseum.

CHERYL BURKE (Dancing With The Stars) celebrated her 25th birthday last week at the Palazzo’s LAVO with boyfriend Max Zagorski (model).


IF YOU’VE ALWAYS wanted to eat at the Michelin Three Star, Mobile 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond, Chef of the Century’s Joel Robuchon in the MGM but couldn’t justify $385 for the 16-course or a $225 for the six-course meal, you might find its new $89 prix fixe menu more to your tasting.

STAYCATIONS ARE a good thing, but Vacations Hawaii has a deal for those times when you’ve gotta get away. Call for its $459 Stimulus Special that includes four nights at the Cal, air, meals and ground transfers.

Birthday girl Cheryl Burke and Max Zagorski

THE LAS VEGAS HILTON is once again host of the Official Star Trek Convention. Confirmed guests include William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Christopher Lloyd (Captain Kruge) and more than 70 other special guests. This year the convention is offering something new… Star Trek Celebrity Meals - dinner or lunch with your favorite star. Get the convention details at

THE 12TH ANNUAL Tiger Jam charity auction raised more than $1 million. Winning bids included $50,000 for an autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar, $50,000 for a private lesson with Tiger Woods, and $70,000 for a red carpet Grammy Awards experience.


After the commission’s casual dismissal of his objection to the use of Vaseline by Gorges St. Pierre in Match 94, UFC champ BJ Penn says “Honestly, I have no interest in ever fighting in Nevada or Las Vegas again.” On Aug. 8 the Hawaii resident will defend his lightweight title against Kenny Florian in UFC101 in Philadelphia.

OMAHA PHILANTHROPIST Terrance K. Watanabe lost $94.1 million at Caesars and $12.2 million at the Rio in 2007. After paying all but $14.7 million, he was indicted for theft and passing bad checks. Pleading not guilty at his arraignment, he accused the Harrahs casinos of keeping him in a constant state of alcohol and prescription-drug intoxication, a violation of state gaming regulations. The trial is set for Nov. 16.

AT THE PALAZZO, a 21-year-old man on his first trip to Vegas hit the dollar Wheel of Fortune for $1,114,103. How did he pick the right machine? The anonymous winner said he used “eenie, meenie, miney, mo” (that never works for me), then played $5 and hit the big one.

GET AN all-you-can-eat pass for breakfast, lunch and dinner for $19.99 at the Stratosphere, $25 at the Excalibur and $29.99 at the MGM Grand ... Prices are per person. Prices are a little higher Friday through Sunday.

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