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February 16, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Lindsay Lohan and DJ Samantha Robinsion

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

THE NEVADA GAMING Control Board reported that the casinos booked $87.5 million in Super Bowl bets this year. Unlike last year, when they made $6.9 million, this year the casinos only made $724,000 with most of the bigger houses taking a loss on the game’s over/under. Packers fans hedged bets on their team with a 45 point over that paid $56 for every $10 bet.

THE BELLAGIO BANDIT was smart enough to make off with $1.5 million in casinos chips. He also believed the casino would be dumb enough not to notice him losing $105,000 (in chips) and trying to cash out another $200,000 (in chips). After the casino changed the chip colors in circulation, Anthony Carleo tried to sell $25,000 chips to undercover agents. Chips are nicknamed for their color, reds are $5, greens $25, blacks $100, purple (or Barneys) $500, yellows are $1,000 and the $25,000 chips are called cranberries.

IF YOUR MAILBOX has been light on offers from the Venetian/Palazzo, it’s because the company reported its fourth quarter revenue was up from $266.7 million to $310.6 million year over year. Casino boss Sheldon Adelson said, “We’ve essentially cut all of our comps except our most highly rated players - no more comped rooms, no food and beverage, no showroom credits. We’re selling rooms.”

THIRTY-SEVEN STATES now have some form of casino gambling ... Will Hawaii become the 38th?

MAKING THE ROUNDS in Sin City is a proposal for a new multiuse 40,000-seat stadium on the University of Nevada campus ...

READERS OF Travel + Leisure voted Las Vegas No. 1 for the best big-name luxury hotels and wild weekends, and No. 2 for luxury stores and big-name restaurants. It was also the eighth rudest city in America. In case you’re curious ... Honolulu was voted No. 1 for the best romantic escape, relaxing retreat and spring break, and No. 2 for weather and family vacations. We finished 33rd out of 35 for having the worst pizza ... Yeah, but we make one mean lau lau.

CONGRATS TO Arnold Ramos, Carlos Lawe, Alfredo Vargas Jr., Sam Quele, Arnold Berdon, Chad Puha, Joel Palamia, Kevin Soong, Rory Nalu Jones and Maki Pitolo, who represented the 5-O in the Hilton’s LVMMA Hawaii vs. the Mainland amateur fight.

LAS VEGAS’ newest mega club, Chateau Nightclub, will open March 5 with resident DJ Samantha Robinson ... perhaps more famous for her torrid relationship with Lindsay Lohan then her skills on the turntables.

BOOK A ROOM at Mandalay Bay by the end of the month and get the 2/2 deal: Two tickets to Lion King and two nights for $200 ... Use the code PDISN11.

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