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J Lo was spotted at the Shoppes at Caesar’s Palace

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

CAMERON DIAZ and Alex Rodriguez were spotted shopping at the new Cosmopolitan hotel ... Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez hit the Shoppes at Caesar’s Palace.

IN LAS VEGAS they held the first Summit of the Horse - Native American leaders, horse advocates and lawmakers got together to lobby the U.S. Government to reconsider its ban on horse meat as a legal source of food. In 2007, Congress ended the killing of horses for human consumption. That reminds me of that song by the band America: “Well, I been to the desert on a horse with no name, lost all my money in the casino” - and you know what happens next.

SNOW IN VEGAS? It’s not as unusual as it sounds. The Ninth Island gets around an inch of snow every year. The year that holds the record for the most white stuff to hit the desert sand in one day ... more than 7 inches is 1979.

COPPER THIEVES hit the Valley Bible Fellowship Church for more than $100,000, taking all of the house of God’s plumbing and electrical wiring. Officials say it’s almost impossible to catch these guys because they probably cashed the semi-precious metal at a recycling center in another state.

MAYBE THEY USED their ill-gotten gains to buy some lottery tickets ... Last Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot was at $355 million. Residents of Nevada ran across the Arizona and California borders and stood in long lines to buy a shot at the huge jackpot.

HAVE YOU EVER noticed that when you cash a ticket in most redemption machines on the casino floor you won’t get back any $10 bills? The reason for the disparity is most machines only have four hoppers and they’re filled with $1, $5, $20 and $100 bills.

Michael Morton

THE LAS VEGAS Convention and Visitors Authority just concluded its most comprehensive visitor survey ever, and says its new marketing campaign will reflect what it’s learned ... including specific examples of what visitors can do in Vegas. Eat, shop, gamble, party ... Did I miss anything?

IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ... The Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas has agreed to pay $650,000 in fines and expenses. The Nevada Gaming Control Board found excessive drunkenness, public sex acts, prostitution and drug distribution on site - a big no-no for a gambling licensee.

PALMS HOTEL-CASINO owner George Maloof Jr. and restaurant/nightclub operator Michael Morton are parting ways after settling their litigation. Maloof will take over the management of N-M Ventures, the entity that owns and operates N9NE Steakhouse, Ghostbar, Rain Nightclub, Nove Italiano, the Playboy Club, Moon Nightclub and the Stuff store in the Palms. Morton will continue with his latest venture at the Wynn: a wine bar restaurant called “La Cave.”

AND THE PALMS Casino Resort has launched a new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch game that blends Fantasy Football and the most popular casino table game in Vegas: blackjack. The objective of the game is to win the most virtual dollars from other players in your league. Get Fantasy Blackjack a free download from the Apple App Store.

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