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April 06, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Britney Spears is the new Vegas Femme Fatale

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

BRITNEY SPEARS did a surprise free show at Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino for an MTV special. The hype announced the release of her new I Am the Femme Fatale album and concert tour that begins June 17. Some casino honchos are thinking she may be the next big Vegas headliner.

WIll THE REAl femme fatale please stand up? ... Kevin Federline, Britney’s babies’ daddy, and ex-UH mid blocker Victoria Prince marred the release with rumors that the couple is expecting their first keiki.

lAST YEAR the people who went to Vegas played less in the casino, and spent less time and less money gambling. Still, the las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority reports that visitors did spend more on hotel rooms, food and drink, transportation, shopping, shows and sightseeing.

WHENEVER THE Mega Millions multi-state lotto hits a couple hundred mill, las Vegans flock to the Cal-Neva border town of Primm to pick five numbers from 1 to 56 and one Mega Millions number from 1 to 46. When the jackpot climbed to more than $300 million, lines formed with people waiting for more than two hours to buy a ticket. So many people bought in on the last day that the jackpot grew from $312 million to $319 million, making it the sixth largest in lottery history. The single ticket is rumored to be held by a pool of seven people, and if they choose the cash option the payday will be $202.9 million. The odds of hitting this puppy are 1 in 175,711,536.

This always prompts Nevada lawmakers to ponder joining the multi-state lotto and using the money generated to fund the cost of the state’s educational system (sound familiar?). Unlike the 808, the 702’s primary revenue stream is from gaming, and elected officials are hesitant to do anything that might hurt the golden goose ... or their campaign contributions.

Iris Suzuki won big bucks at The Cal

More Vegas MaTh ... The five leading candidates for the mayor’s job will spend more than $3.4 million for a job that pays $130,000 a year.

CheCk oUT the exquisite orchids at the Cymbidium orchid show april 15-17 in the California hotel’s ohana Ballroom. admission is free and the show features the fruits of the Torrance and the las Vegas orchid societies.

CoNgraTs To iris suzuki on her $104,738 win at The Cal - as they say in Mililani, aurrrrite!

The glee ToUr hits las Vegas May 21 at the Mandalay events Center. The american TV sensation will be making gleeks smile from sin City to Dublin.

FooDies FroM all oVer make the trek to Vegas for Uncork’d, the epicurean experience presented by Bon Appétit. it’s 50 chefs, 30 events and four days of cutting edge culinary expertise. get the link to check out all the fun at

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