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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! Gambling expert Stanford Wong (you’ve seen him on the Travel Channel) talks about blackjack, video poker, poker and how craps is a beatable game Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM.
REMEMBER THE Aloun Farms corn field maze that was a tribute to IZ? Not to be outdone, the second annual Haunted Corn Maze in Glendale (25 minutes north of Vegas) honors the Las Vegas Centennial and the King, Elvis Presley, with a maze.
THE MOVIE Honeymoon in Vegas featured the flying Elvi, a 10-member team who skydive - dressed as Elvis. Just when you thought they’ve done everything possible to the King, comes “the running Elvi”! Just like the movie, 26 couples will get hitched on race day at the Run Thru Chapel (I’m not making this up) then join the 26.2 Running Elvi in the Las Vegas Marathon. Yep, they dressed up a 2-year-old as Elvis. What will the Honolulu Marathon’s Jim Barahal do to compete?
DECEMBER 4 is the first Las Vegas Marathon, a good warmup, perhaps, for the Honolulu Marathon Dec. 11 (it’s Hawaii’s 33rd).
PLANNING TO enter the 2006 World Series of Poker? The 36th annual tournament happens at the Rio in June.
WHAT IS the single worst two-card hand to be dealt in Texas Hold ‘Em? The seven, deuce off suit carries a winning probability of 5.86 percent. So if you keep those two cards a hundred times, you’ll win about six hands (think I’ll fold).
THE BULLDOGS class of 1986 is working on its 20th reunion in Vegas next year. Get the scoops at www.KaimukiAlumni.com/198
The floor plan of a Las Vegas condo being raffled
off by the Henderson Las Vegas Community
WANNA WIN a new $250,000 Las Vegas condo? The Henderson Las Vegas Community Foundation is raffling off a fully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath Horizons at Seven Hills Luxury Condominium and $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 in cash. All proceeds from the raffle benefit Henderson charitable organizations. Tickets are $50. Check out their website for more details www.winacondoinlasvegas.com or call 1-800 NEW-CONDO. The raffle is registered and approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the guys who regulate the casinos). Hurry, there are only 40,000 tickets, and don’t forget to invite me to the housewarming.
THE DICE man ... no, not the late Stanley Fujitake, who threw 73 no seven rolls - and no, not MidWeek-the Weekend associate editor Katie Young (she would be the Dice Lady), who held onto the dice for 20 minutes at the MGM. Andrew Dice Clay is at the Luxor for a month starting on the 18th.
The MGM Skylofts debuts the companion SkySpa private luxury retreat suites available exclusively for Skyloft guests (hey, we can dream). Open 24 hours a day, it has everything you’d expect from a high-end salon including custom-designed spa tubs styled after traditional Japanese soaking tubs - they even used the same Portuguese limestone. The menu includes everything from Thai Raindrop Therapy, where they drop essential oils on your spine followed by a warm stone massage (for $300), to a couple’s dreaming ritual with herbal foot soak, desert salt rub, body mud masks, an Australian aboriginal massage and champagne and strawberries (that’s a $900 massage).
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