Kimo Akane
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December 07, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

LeBron James: nice odds. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

VEGAS BOOK MAKERS make the Miami Heat a 2-to-1 favorite to win the 66-game NBA series ... Will LeBron get his first ring? Lakers and Bulls fans are looking at 9-to-2.

JUST HOW MUCH does a $5, 16-game parlay pay? For Larry Cooper, predicting the outcome of the fourth power of two made it a Thanksgiving worth $51,770.

YOU MAY NOT own spurs and a Stetson, but you can ride the Flamingo’s mechanical bull and get a free beverage for your efforts ... Closet paniolos, raise your hand if you think they should give you the drink before you hop on.

LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII ... Holding the Guinness world record with 768 days of continuous sunshine is St. Petersburg, Fla. According to Men’s Health magazine, all is not bright in the “Sunshine City” of the second mostsouthern state. Out of 100 cities, it is the saddest in all of the country. At 91 on the list, Las Vegas didn’t fare much better. Honolulu was the only city to earn an A+ rating and topped the list as the happiest city of all.

VEGAS TRIVIA ... One Vegas casino can employ more than 60 concierges, 380 bellmen and valets, and more than 1,300 housekeepers.

STATE TRIVIA ... Only 24 percent of Nevada’s populace of 2.7 million are native-born, making it the state with the smallest percentage of born-in-state sons and daughters.

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT ... The All Vegas Poker app is a virtual poker concierge that comes complete with ratings, photos and the phone numbers of every poker room in Vegas, and you can sort them by start times, buy-ins, etc.

IS ELVIS LEAVING THE BUILDING? With attendance dropping faster than that of a UH home game, executives at MGM Grand have asked Cirque du Soleil to replace the Viva Elvis show. In a memo to the cast, president and CEO says, “All of us at Cirque du Soleil are saddened that we may have to bring Viva Elvis to the end of its journey. However, we respect the decision of our partner as ticket sales have not met expectations.”

IT’LL COST YOU $30 more to walk down Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve than on the day before. The fourth annual TributePalooza features musical tributes to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, U2, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, INXS, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Van Halen. Countdown the New Year with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and 30,000 other party-goers while you watch the Grucci fireworks show light the sky in sync with the Fremont’s canopy.

A VEGAS HOLIDAY MUST-SEE ... The free 15-minute Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show that happens every day at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. through Jan. 1 at Sam’s Town.

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