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November 04, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Mandalay Bay presents The Black Eyed Peas Dec. 29 and 30

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

I’VE GOTAFEELIN’... The Black Eyed Peas have just announced they’ll be opening New Year’s week, Dec. 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets cost $65 to $130 plus service fees and are on sale now. Having sold more than 26 million albums,, Fergie, Taboo and are the bestselling hip-hop group in music today.

IT’S TOUGH being a celebrity these days - the fans, the paparazzi, the robbers ... Rachel Lee, the alleged mastermind of a burglary ring that targeted celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last week in Vegas.


THE WORLD Series of Poker Main Event starts Nov. 7 at the Rio, and the winner will be $8.5 million richer. If you can’t be there in person (the action looks better on TV anyway), watch the final table on ESPN.

KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: Poker math: On the initial deal, there are 2,598,960 possible hands from a standard 52-card (no jokers) deck. Of these hands, only four are Royal Flushes, making the odds of getting one dealt to you 1 in 649,740.

SOS has a gig in the Gold Coast Showroom

AT THE FREMONT, Sandra Vincent of Honolulu won $7,000, Sandra Wedemeyer of Kapaa won $10,336 and Leticia Yacapin of Wailua won $38,324.

BOYD GAMING announced last week that construction on Echelon would not resume for three to five years ... Many Vegans are saying that may signal the return of building boom.

MANY LAS VEGAS Sports Books are having their worst year after many NFL teams failed to cover the spread or lost outright ... Harrah’s Entertainment is reporting a net third quarter loss of $1.62 billion ... MGM Mirage takes a $955 million charge against third-quarter earnings ... Wynn Resorts says its income was down 33 percent, and overall gambling on the Strip was down 9 percent ... However, it’s still early to consider your next trip to Vegas a charitable contribution.

THE WYNN also reports that Garth Brooks’ first 20 shows sold out in five hours. It’s Web site had 40,000 people waiting to buy tickets online and they received more than 141,934 calls the day tickets went on sale.

EVEN THE BIG guys get sick ... UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has withdrawn from the main event of UFC106 and will postpone defending his title against Shane Carwin because of flu-like symptoms that he just can’t shake (we can all relate to that). The match will be rescheduled to early next year.

HOOTERS TO GO ... Fans can now order the restaurant’s famous wings (you know what I mean) online to go. You’re thinking: Who would pass on the opportunity to dine in the delightfully tacky and unre-fined atmosphere? Think hotel guests partying in their room or hungry UNLV students.

HAWAII’S FAVORITE BAND, The Society of Seven, headlines the Gold Coast Showroom starting Nov. 6 with two shows every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also on stage, Hawaii’s American Idol Jasmine Trias.

KIA ORA ... Mary and the Maori Hi Five get a star on the Strip by Las Vegas Walk of Stars Committee. The ceremony happens Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. on the Brooklyn Bridge in front of New York-New York. The band shared the stage with many, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr. and the Beatles.


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