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August 31, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Amy Hanaiali’i

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

WHAT’S BETTER THAN checking out Amy Hanaiali’i? Checking out Amy Hanaiali’i in Vegas, of course ... The California Hotel and Casino is hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet and concert with the 15time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner, the day after the annual UH/UNLV grudge match Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 in advance and $33 at the door. Call your host or the Cal at 702388-2705.

IF THE WORDS custom, classics, exotics, hot rods and resto-mods get your palms sweaty, stay a couple of days after the game and check out the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction. The fourth annual Las Vegas version of the cross-country auction rolls into Mandalay Bay Sept. 22-24.

LIKE A LITTLE glitz and glamour while you play the slots? Up your game from the original “Sex And The City” to the new “Sex And The City Big Diamonds!” machine. Look for Mr. Big’s diamond shower, Carrie’s The Right to Shoes, Charlotte’s Glamorous Gifts, Miranda’s Retail Therapy and Samantha’s Glimmer Ring bonus rounds. You can spock this slot a mile away just look for the machines with diamonds all over them.

HOW HOT IS IT? Last week the weather wise guys issued another excessive heat warning for Las Vegas ...

ACCORDING TO a survey of about 5,000 world travelers, London’s Black Cabs are the best in the universe with NYC cabs a distant second. However, ya gotta question the credibility of a survey when Las Vegas gets voted as the best city to hail a cab in ... Legally, they can’t stop to pick you up on the Strip, and surely Hawaii cabs gotta be the friendliest and cleanest.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME ... Tropicana Las Vegas has settled with Carl Ichan’s company and can use “Tropicana Las Vegas” and the “Tropicana LV” names while the billionaire continues to use the name he owns: “Tropicana” and “Trop” outside of the Las Vegas area. Use the correct name or the cabbie might haul you to Laughlin or even worse, Atlantic City.

I. NELSON ROSE, the foremost expert on gambling law, got confirmation of his skills by Chief U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt. In a recent ruling he quoted from the barrister’s book Blackjack and the Law, saying hotels have the right to exclude anyone for any reason from playing in their joints. Of course, they can’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, etc., but card counters can count on getting 86’d.

SPEAKIN’ OF GETTING THE BOOT ... O’Sheas Casino will be demolished only to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix and become part of the Imperial Palace. It’s all part of the new plan to add “The Linq” the world’s largest observation wheel (that’s what you call a Ferris Wheel on roids) to the Vegas Skyline.

MANY A STEAKLOVIN’ radio guy has paid homage to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse during a National Association of Broadcasters Convention. Now through Sept. 5, try the Power Couple, a $99 meal for two: a crab cake paired with a filet mignon including salad and dessert.

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