Kimo Akane
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April 27, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Michael Phelps and friends. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

POOL SEASON has officially opened in Las Vegas ... How can you tell? It’s easy, just look for everyone from Kim Kardashian to Michael Phelps on a chaise lounge in a private security guarded cabana filled with beautiful people.

IN A MOVE that rocked the Internet, broadcast TV, casinos and the banking industry, the Federales closed online poker sites, and AbsolutePoker/Ultimate Bet to an estimated 5 million U.S. players. They also charged the company’s executives with violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act and money laundering. Contrary to its name, the UIGA does not make playing poker online a crime but outlaws transferring money to gamble online. ... This prompted NBC and ESPN to cancel all online poker advertising and all poker programming except for coverage of the World Series of Poker. ... Wynn Resorts terminated its agreement with PokerStars, an affiliation that began less than a month ago. ... The reverberations continued into the halls of the Nevada State Assembly, where lawmakers accepted $300,000 in campaign contributions. ... And four men, including a Las Vegas man, were arrested for operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering by conspiring to persuade banks to process billions of dollars for online gaming sites ... that’s right, they used the “B” word. ... Like the bow of the Titanic, we’ve probably only seen the tip of the UIGA iceberg.

THE FOLKS AT Vegas Tripping have created a list of Vegas hotels that charge resort fees and more importantly what benefits they include. Get the link to check ‘em out yourself at

PHOTO OP ... On April 30, the torpedo of truth Charlie Sheen walks the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens red carpet at Paris ...

GOT A CHILd interested in the performing arts? Check out the Las Vegas Performing Arts Intensive (LVPAI). Matthew Banks (Blue Man, singer, song-writer, composer) and Naomi Stikeman (Celine dion dancer, writer, film director) will accept 35 students in July with special guests from O, Love, Elvis, Le Reve and more. Get the hookup at

THE CAPO OF APPRENTICES, donald Trump, will test the desert’s presidential waters April 28 when he brings his birth certificate and addresses the most powerful and influential members of Nevada’s GOP at the TI. He’s in town to attend the wedding of his buddy Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom.

SIR ELTON JOHN returns to the Colosseum at Caesars starting Sept. 28, and tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow (April 25). dubbed “The Million dollar Piano,” the centerpiece of the show is a million-dollar piano that took Yamaha four years to create.

HILO HIGH SCHOOL is having a Tri-Class Reunion 1965, ‘66 and ‘67 June 17-19 at the California Hotel & Casino. Check in with .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 224-4482 ... Get more Vegas reunion info at


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