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September 21, 2005 Share | Del.icio.us | podcast Podcast | KimosVegas.com | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week we visit with the Wizard - The Wizard of Odds, Michael Shackelford. Find out how much $$$ it takes to move the line, and what are the four beatable games and the worst bet in the casino. Then we check in with Mike Skelton, president of The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club ... If Tutu has one of those $100 Sands chips (see picture), it’s worth $49,000.

LAST WEEK we told you about Planet Hollywood’s plans to completely remove the Middle Eastern theme of the Aladdin. Check out some of the artist renditions of the remodeling job.

CALLING ALL Govs: The Farrington High School Class of 1961 is partying at the Cal in November. For more info, contact Dan Shishido at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


An artist’s rendition of Planet Hollywood’s
plans for the casino renovation at the Aladdin

STARTING Oct. 1 the Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is Buggin’! It’s two days of V-Dubs downtown and, of course, there’ll be the traditional cruise down the strip Saturday night.

ELVIS FINALLY left the building (albeit temporarily). Holding court since its dedication in 1978, the famous Elvis statue had to be removed from the lobby during remodeling of the Las Vegas Hilton.

CONGRATULATIONS! Honolulu is once again the No.11 market for air travel to Vegas - 703,116 people boarded a plane in Honolulu that landed at McCarran International Airport. According to the stats, on average visitors spent $238 on food and drink, $124 on shopping, $64 on transportation and $47 on shows. The average per trip gambling budget - $545! So whadaya think da Hawaii guys wen mess up da curve or what?

JANET JACKSON has bought out Tao’s, the 44,000-square-foot club at the Venetian, for her fianc√© Jermain Dupree’s b’day party. Should be a great place to see some celebs on Sept. 23.

DANNY GANS has already donated $100,000 for the Hurricane Katrina victims. Stop by his showroom at the Mirage between now and Oct. 30 and buy a raffle ticket - you may win his high-performance, collectible 2001 Z-06 black Corvette.

EVER HEAR of Japonais? It’s the blending of modern-day Japan with old-style European elegance. This Chicago-born restaurant experience is one of the new eateries to open at the Mirage in April next year.

SPEAKING OF Japanese food, there is a new teppanyaki-style restaurant in the J.W. Marriot in Summerlin called Shizen. What makes their food so ono? Michael and Sandy Maeda, the owner/operators, are from Hawaii (and you know how Hawaii guys can cook)!

THINK ABOUT this next time you’re playing the slots at the airport ... last year the 1,300 slots at McCarran International Airport paid out $54.5 million.


Jerry Seinfeld will be
honored at the Comedy
Festival in November

JERRY SEINFELD will be honored with the first “The Comedian” award at the Comedy Festivall Nov. 17-19. There’ll be 50 performances over three days at nine different venues in Caesars and the Flamingo. HBO will film the event for a special that features Dave Chappelle, Larry David, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Chris Rock and more.

CONGRATS to Marilyn Yu of Kaneohe. She won tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show at the Aladdin ... you can too! E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Get more Kimo’s Vegas in MidWeek the Weekend and with Brickwood Galuteria on Hawaiian105 KINE, Friday morning at 7:35.

 

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