Kimo Akane
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November 16, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Candy Spelling. Photo from Kimo Akane

Welcome to Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge!

We’ve all heard the phrase “the rich get richer,” and at the Bellagio that’s exactly what happened. If you’ve ever walked by the high limit salon of a strip casino you’ve spocked those $100, $500 or $1,000 slot machines that can take as many as five credits a shot. The first thought that crosses most people’s minds is, “Who the heck would play those one-armed bandits?” Why, a multi-millionaire socialite, of course. Candy Spelling, net worth about $600 million, reportedly won $90,000 from the hotel’s high-limit slots.

What was he thinking, or should it be what was he smoking? A 19-yearold man assaulted a 65year-old maid at Bally’s ... he turned himself in after the police released surveillance footage of the dum-dum in the elevator, exiting the hotel, crossing the bridge to the Bellagio, walking on Flamingo Road then entering the Rio. Well, you get the idea… smile you’re on casino camera.

The owners of the Sahara have submitted plans to renovate the hotel casino, but roller coaster fans were saddened to learn the fate of their ride is a trip to coaster heaven.

The only guys sweating the NBA lockout more than the players, owners, bettors and licensed merchandise purveyors are the Las Vegas sports books. Estimate is they’ll be taking a 15 percent hit on business if the season gets cancelled.

If, or rather when, online poker gets the nod from Congress, Boyd Gaming Corp. already has a deal in place with the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company. The PartyPoker guys will use their technology to power a yet-to-be-announced Boyd Gaming online brand.

So you’re back from Vegas, huge jackpot in hand and with Christmas only 40 days and change away, you must be wondering what to get the special lady in your life. If your oddah half loves music and the odds of you penning a song for her is the same as hitting the Megabucks progressive, we here at Kimo’s Vegas have the gift you’ve been looking for. Armed with a little personal info about the recipient, the singer-songwriters at “” will create an original tune in the musical style of your choosing. For just $99 you can do a Bernie Taupin and say to yourself, “My gift is my song and this one’s for you.”

On the desert horizon is a new reality TV show ... Sin City Coroner is based on the real life cases of Las Vegas coroner Michael Murphy and his team of five medical examiners and 12 forensic technicians. His bosses on the Clark County Commission unanimously approved the deal in exchange for $5,000 an episode.

A 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo was stolen in Las Vegas. A few weeks ago the collectable classic turned up at the Port of Los Angeles on its way to the Netherlands sans engine. Authorities believe the two were shipped separately and value the total package at $80,000. If you’re looking for a project car, the insurance company that holds the title is looking for you.

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