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May 26, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Tom Sheehan, lucky James Harada and Kirby Salomone at the Fremont

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

LOCALS GETTING LUCKY at the Fremont ... Hawaii resident James Harada was staying at the Cal and decided to try his luck on the $1 Wheel of Fortune at the Fremont. That was when (as they say in casino lingo) he hit the big one - a jackpot totaling $1,450,628.54 ... Not in the same league, but a win is still a win: Congrats to Garrett Suzuki of Mililani for winning the Double Double Bonus Poker Diamond Royal, which was worth $20,000, and Kengo Katoof of Wailuku and James Fulgoni of Ewa Beach, who each won $4,000.

THE BATTLE FOR Las Vegas pool supremacy continues with the opening of Steve Wynn’s Encore Beach Club on Memorial Day weekend. You don’t have to be beautiful to get in, but you do have to be an adult with $40 ($30 for ladies). And the private cabana with flat screen TV and fridge will set you back and additional $1,000.

LE REVE is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and locals save $50 on every ticket ... well worth making a call to your Vegas relatives.

IN MARCH, the Nevada casinos won ... In other words, the players lost about $912 million.

ON JUNE 26, Larry Birkhead will be selling off Anna Nicole Smith memorabilia, including her Mercedes and other personal possessions, to fund the education of their daughter Dannielynn.

May Day revelers Shannon Dresser, Kevin Kaneshiro, Tioni Tam Sing, Pono Fernandez and David Wilkins

OR YOU COULD wait a day and check out the Star Trek auction at Planet Hollywood.

THE MAC KING Comedy Magic Show is celebrating its 10th year at Harrah’s ... That’s 2,600 days or 5,200 shows and 15,600 Fig Newtons (if you don’t get it, you’ve gotta see the show).

ACCOUNTING ABRACADABRA ... Magician Steve Wyrick has filed for bankruptcy, saying he has $54,353,748 in liabilities and $93,157 in assets.

HAVING TOO MUCH fun at the California Hotel’s May Day Festival were Shannon Dresser (Miss Oahu), Kevin Kaneshiro, Tioni Tam Sing (Miss Diamond Head), Pono Fernandez (Miss Waikiki) and David Wilkins.

THE “SUMMER of the ‘70s” is the 102 days between Memorial and Labor days featuring performances by Gloria Gaynor, The Little River Band, Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship, free concerts by tribute bands, an Elvis contest and a special stage show on the Fremont Street Experience Downtown.

“WE DON’T NEED NO ...” Roger Waters, Pink Floyd co-founder and principal songwriter, brings The Wall to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Nov. 26. Originally released in November 1979, it’s still one of the top 5 best-selling albums. The rocktacular show has been performed just 31 times since its release 30 years ago.

GET $50 TICKETS to Cirque du Soleil’s resident shows during the “Summer of Cirque.” Some restrictions apply, and the offer is good now through the end of summer. Get the link for the deal on KA, Mystere, Zumanity, Believe, Love and Viva Elvis direct at

THE SOCIETY OF SEVEN and American Idol star Jasmine Trias exit the Gold Coast Showroom May 30.

THE KING is back ... B.B.King gigs Aug. 5 and 6 at his self-titled crib B.B. King’s Blues Club in The Mirage. Call the King’s club to get tickets: (702) 242-KING.

BRING YOUR yum-yum and “May the Force Be With You” when The Star Wars Symphony Orchestra sets down May 29 at the Orleans Arena.

IF YOU LOVE a good meal, you’ll love the Las Vegas Review Journal‘s Best of Las Vegas “Best New Restaurant” - Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso in the ARIA.

CONGRATS TO Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines, who beat Japanese champion Toru Kuribayashi 8-3 in the 2010, 9-Ball Party Poker World Pool Masters at the Riviera Hotel.


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