Kimo Akane
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January 13, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Diddy at Vanity

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

WITH A LEGION of stars, Diddy launched the city’s newest night spot, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s “Vanity” ... Among the celebrities on hand: singer Nelly, golfer Anthony Kim, Avatar actor Keith Robinson, baseball player Jason Giambi, boxer Floyd Mayweather and many more. One of the club’s hi-tech must-sees is a 20,000-LED-light cyclone chandelier.

IT WAS ONE lucky weekend ... First, a 57-year-old investor (who chooses to remain anonymous) hit the Megabucks at the Bellagio for $12.2 million. His daughter (you know, children, the gift that keeps on taking) immediately caught the next flight to Vegas to celebrate with her parents. ...


THEN AT PARIS ... “I had just started playing a machine and had played about $25 when the woman next to me got up and walked away from the machine she was playing,” the woman said. “So I just reached over and played that machine and it hit. I started screaming and jumping around.” We’d be jumping, too, if our Wheel of Fortune machine hit for $1.6 million. The 63-year-old woman was with her daughters and plans to use some of the kala to build her dream home in the Philippines.

JOSE GONZALES was in the brand-spankin’-new Aria casino (checking out that new casino smell) when he hit the “QuarterMillion$ In The Money” machine for $294,802.49! He says, “We went to visit Aria for breakfast and decided to play a bit when we got there. I put $40 in the machine and I was down to my last $6 when the game lit up.”

Michaele and Tareq Salahi

WHAT’S THE proper way to place a wager in the sports book? According to the Wizard of Odds, it’s “bet type,” “bet number” then the amount of the “wager” ... For example, “Money line, number 301 for $110.”

VEGAS TRIVIA: As seen from space, Las Vegas is the brightest city on Earth ...

HARRAH’S Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts, the owners of Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Imperial Palace and Harrah’s, will be excluding the mandatory resort fees that other properties charge, giving us more money to spend on entertainment, dining, shopping, room upgrades and gambling.

MICHAELE AND TAREQ SALAHI, the infamous White House dinner crashers, have parlayed their newfound 15 minutes to host PURE Nightclub this Saturday ...

JOHNNY LEE WICKS ended his five years of frustration over declining disability benefits by pulling the trigger of his shotgun five times in a Vegas federal courthouse, committing suicide by cop. He injured one officer and fatally wounded another before being killed by federal officials, who fired a total of 81 shots in the incident.

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