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September 23, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Jersey Boys at the Venetian Oct. 17 to Nov. 1

Welcome to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Players Edge!

LOOK FOR Christopher Kale Jones in Jersey Boys at the Venetian Hotel Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 17 to Nov. 1. The Hawaii Baptist Academy grad will star as Frankie while Rick Faugno is on vacation. If he looks familiar, you may have seen him in the original Jersey Boys Broadway Touring Company or on Jay Leno. It’s a great show that can only be better with one “local boy.”

CHER IS BACK at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace now through Oct. 7. Las Vegas locals qualify for a special upgrade. Second level mezzanine tickets move up to the first mezzanine and first mezzanine seats get boosted to rear orchestra seats. Enter the code “JUPGRADE” at or bring your ID to the box office.

LAS VEGAS WRITER Steve Friess reports that the new Cirque du Soleil show at CityCenter will be called “Viva Elvis.”

JERRY SPRINGER RETURNS to the live “America’s Got Talent” show at Planet Hollywood that begins Oct. 7. The show will run for 10 weeks at the CHI Showroom.

Wayne Brady hosts ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

WAYNE BRADY is hosting the new Let’s Make A Deal game show that will be filmed at the Tropicana. The first episode premieres on CBS Oct. 5 ... now visitors really have an excuse for dressing badly in Vegas.

WHAT WERE they thinking: Four Planet Hollywood casino supervisors and managers were arrested last week for forgery and embezzlement. They cheated the hotel’s poker room out of thousands of dollars by paying jackpots that were never hit and pocketing the cash.

THAT’S WHY it’s called Sin City: Over at the Hard Rock’s Rehab pool party, Metro arrested seven people on narcotics charges and one for prostitution

GAMING REVENUES are down for the 19th month in a row. On the Strip, casinos say they took in $461.3 million compared to $519.2 million from same month (July) last year.

“EVERY TIME it rains, it rains pennies from heaven”... Arthur Johnson and Johnny Burke had no idea how relevant their lyric would be to casinos. Last year the penny machines took in 1,780,000,000,000 cents and won over $1.8 billion from slot players in Nevada ... anyone remember when they actually accepted real pennies?

La Toya Jackson

LA TOYA JACKSON’S condo is being foreclosed on. She paid $260,000 for the unit in 1996 and owes an unpaid balance of $750,000 on her Regency Tower apartment in the Las Vegas Country Club… she may not be so stupid after all.

KIMO’s VEGAS TIP: Show your military ID and get a $15 dining credit at the El Cortez all month.

ROBERT ALLEN STANFORD is being sued by the Bellagio for $258,480 in unpaid gambling markers. The Texas billionaire was indicted in June for running a $7 billion global ponzi scheme that sold certificates of deposit to an Antiguan bank.

L A N I F R O M MILILANI asks “What’s the name of the suite that Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise stayed in?” At Caesars Palace the Duplex Suite (also known as the Rain Man suite is based on the (fictional) room used in the movie. The 1,800-square-foot, bi-level suite on the 69th floor with a grand piano, gold fixtures, 10 TVs, goes for about $3,500 a night.

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