Kimo Akane
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September 08, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week we talk with Robert Allen, the producer/director of The Haunted Vegas Tour and Show. He’ll tell you where to find the ghosts of Elvis, Bugsy Siegel and more. Then Jackie Dennis tells us why the world’s richest celebs (who can live anywhere) choose to live in Lake Las Vegas, and Rachel Stratford from Segway Tours dot com in Vegas tells us what you can do on a Segway, Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM.

JONI OREN and Ed Schroeder write a rollercoaster column for Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii (Google ‘em). In this month’s, column they ride every roller coaster in Las Vegas (better them den me, I got dizzy just reading about it).

THE NEXT time you’re in Japan, try your luck on the ATM Slot Machine. I know what you’re thinking “barkeep, gimmee some of what he’s drinking,” but this is absolutely true. The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank has modified all of its ATMs to be slot machines. Line up three 7s and your ATM charge is free; line up three Super Gold icons and win the jackpot ... it is also the first bank to offer 24/7 mobile phone banking ... whaddaya think, “Das my bank” guys?

DID YOU hear about the World Poker ROBOT Series? The world’s best robot programmers pitted their machines against each other to see who the king of poker algorithms is. After three days at Binion’s Hilton Givens machine the Poker Probot won the $100,000 purse and the right to play one of the best human poker players. Phil “The Unabomber” Laak beat the Probot in three hours - good thing. Can you imagine the Poker Robot’s talking trash on the TV?: “Hey, buddy, you’re a few megabytes short of a full memory” or “Don’t let your CPU wander, it’s far too small to be on its own.”

Jennifer Tilly wins back-to-back World
Poker Tour Ladies Night championships

AND CONGRATS to actress Jennifer Tilly on her back-to-back World Poker Tour Ladies Night III wins. With her seat in the $25,000 buy-in, WPT Championship next April at the Bellagio now a lock, she says the best poker advice she ever got came from her boyfriend Phil Laak. The Unabomber told her, “Play your own game. You can read all the books, but you have to listen to your intuition and not do everything exactly as they say. You have to do what feels right.”

KCCN FM100 wakeup guys Billy V, Lina and Pipi report that Britney Spears is negotiating a long-term performance deal with a Vegas casino. Is she trying to do the Celine Dion working mom thing, or is she just angry that Kevin Federline’s antics gets more press?

IPT Battle of the Sexes, World 8 Ball
Championships Matt Sigel vs. LoreeJon Jones

YOU’VE SEEN Kevin Trudeau hawking everything from memory books to natural cures on TV. He’s so good at it that the FTC fined him $500,000 and banned him from making false claims in infomercials. His latest venture is the International Pool Tour, and they are offering the largest prize money in the history of the game, $5 million. The battle of the sexes World 8 Ball Championship held at the Mandalay Bay had boxing legend Tommy Hearns, DMX, Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson and more on hand to see Mike Sigel beat LoreeJon Jones to win $150,000. Wouldn’t it be cool to see Hawaiian Brian play on TV? Trudeau is gambling that interest in pool will explode like it has with poker.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt Chun-Hori. You’ve seen him on the Software Etc. commercial - another local keeping the Hawaiian 21 tradition alive.

THIS MONTH on Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii check out the Hawaii Stars on the Vegas strip ... E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to win tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show at the Aladdin ... or to share your favorite Vegas story!

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