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December 08, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Peter Eastgate

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

IT’S EQUALTO a Super Bowl, NBA Championship or World Series ring ... many believe it’s invaluable to the person who earns one. But if you have to sell one, do it for charity, and if you have to buy one, it’s probably best that the money go to a good cause. That was the thinking that led 2008 World Series of Poker Champion Peter Eastgate to auction his 168-gram, 18K white gold, 219 diamond-encrusted bracelet on eBay. It started at $16,000, and 116 bids later an unnamed bidder paid $147,500 for the one-of-a-kind bauble with all the proceeds going to UNICEF. After winning $9.15 million and the championship, Eastgate retired from poker at the grand old age of 24.

STEVE WYNN has proposed to gal pal Andrea Hissom. Rumor has it that her heart-shaped diamond engagement ring is worth $1 million. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, he said, “Besides having the greatest butt in the world, she also has the designer gene! It’s like God made a woman for me. The only thing that stops my world from being perfect is that Elaine (his ex-wife) is not happy.”

ONLY IN VEGAS will you find 15 AAA Five Diamond resorts and restaurants. The Bellagio has won the award 10 years in a row - it’s also the only resort in the U.S. with two Five Diamond restaurants, Picasso and Le Cirque. Guy Savoy, Joel Robuchon and Alex also took home rocks. Other 5D hotels include Wynn Las Vegas, Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, Skylofts at MGM Grand, Four Seasons, Aria, Mandarin Oriental and the Ritz Carlton at Lake Las Vegas.

AN INTERNATIONAL study says the economy in Las Vegas is the fifth worst in the world ... only Dublin, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Barcelona, Spain, and Thessaloniki, Greece, were worse.

A NEW CLUB is opening at Paris called Chateau… Chocoholics will want to visit the Sugar Factory’s dining room that includes a Chocolate Lounge with 68 different chocolates from around the world ...

GET A SNEAK PEEK inside the new Cosmopolitan Hotel before it opens Dec. 15. I’ve seen a few hotel rooms and these rooms look really different. Get the link to check ‘em out at

IT’S LIKE being at home, only better ... Ring in the new year with the Society of Seven and Jasmine Trias at the Cannery Hotel Casino in Vegas.

NEW DEAL ... Join the Trop Plus Players Club at the Tropicana and get up to $200 of your casino slot losses back in free play - $100 in free play is available immediately, the other $100 after a month. Players also receive points for free slot play and comp dollars. As you move up the tiered program, benefits include birthday gifts, comp suites, upgrades, limo rides, cruises and lots more.

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