Kimo Akane
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April 13, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Britney Spears and sons Sean Preston and Jayden James with ‘The Lion King’ cast members Kissy Simmons (Nala), Niles Rivers (Simba), Derrick Williams (Mufasa) and Ntsepa Pitjeng (Rafiki). Photos from Kimo Akane

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

BRITNEY “FEMME FATALE” SPEARS played mommy instead of rock star and took her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James to Disney’s The Lion King. Does this make the ex-Mouseketeer’s “Circle of Life” complete? The Mickey Mouse Club was also good to Justin Timberlake and BS’s exBFF Christina aguilera.

BALLY’S IS hosting the Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament with $21,000 in cash prizes. Bring your deadly alliance and best fatalities ... and sign up for the double elim May 14 and

AWARD-WINNING Chinese magician Liu Chen debuts his “2011 Witness of Miracles” show in america at the Wynn Encore Theater april 30 and May 1. BYOI ... Bring Your Own Interpreter, because just like his YouTube videos, the show will be done in Chinese. Check out my favorite close-up illusion at

OSCAR GOODMAN is easily the most colorful and popular mayor of (downtown) Las Vegas. Term limits forced him to give up the office, and 18 candidates including the mayor’s wife ran for the gig. Of course, she had his endorsement and trumped everyone, but failed to get 50 percent of the votes to win the seat outright and is forced to face County Commissioner Chris giunchigiliani (obviously Hawaiians don’t have a monopoly on vowels).

WHADAYA THINK? a new table game at O’Sheas, 3 Dice Football, is played on a regulation craps table with three die. Like regular football, the goal of the game is to score a touch-down. Each “down” (roll) is scored as “Yards gained” total of two green dice minus the red die; “Trips” are an immediate TD; “Turn Over” a red 6 and a green 1-1 or 1-2. The straight pay table pays from 1 to 1 up to 50 to 1, and the bonus side bet table pays up to 66 to 1.

Jason ‘Conan’ Momoa

DO AS I SAY ... The Las Vegas district attorney who was prosecuting Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars for possession of cocaine has resigned after getting busted for buying crack for his own bad self.

NOW THAT THE MADNESS of March over, one guy and the Las Vegas Hilton that booked the $10 bet at 5,000 to 1 odds know firsthand what it’s like to sweat a huge win. Made before the season began, imagine everyone’s surprise when Virginia Commonwealth University made it to the final four. It was a long weekend for the long shot that eventually fell to the oddsmaker’s pencil. Unlike pulling the handle on the Megabucks machine, you know in three seconds if you’ve won or not.

HAWAIIAN IN DA HOUSE ... spocked at the CinemaCon, the theater-owners convention at Caesars in Las Vegas: Jason Momoa, the new Conan the Barbarian.

LIKE FINDING MONEY on the street ... The Trop Plus players club at the Tropicana evens the odds and will reimburse your losses up to $200 on your first day of play. as usual, these offers have some fine print. get the details at

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