Kimo Akane
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January 18, 2012 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. is hoping to hit the trifecta ... First the judge postponed his jail sentence for domestic violence and harassment charges (wonder if he’s a fight fan?). Then he got lucky and won $333,333 on the BCS title game. Now the fighter is using social media to call out Manny Pacquiao. If it happens, the bout will be the richest in the sport’s history ... Submit your vacation request and call your casino host now to reserve tickets for the historic May 5 battle.

JUST LIKE HOME ... Las Vegas Metro will bust you for talking, texting or doing the Alec Baldwin thing with your cell while operating a vehicle. It’ll set you back $50 the first time, a Benjamin the next and $250 if you’re stupid (get caught a third time).

JUST IN TIME for your dance with the taxman ... Win/Loss statements and W2-G’s (the form you get with hand pays) for Boyd casinos are now available online. Use your players card at

IT’S THE YEAR of the Dragon, and to make it even more auspicious the Palazzo is installing a 128foot, 8,000-pound dragon! The dragon depicted on the Chinese Zodiac is made from the parts of many different animals: the head of a camel, 117 carp scales, horns of the deer, the eyes of a rabbit, ears from a bull, the neck of a snake, stomach of a clam, the paws of a tiger and the claws of an eagle. Look for the firebreathing, smoke-billowing redand-gold homage at the waterfall between the Palazzo and Venetian.

PHANTOM SEVENS OUT ... after five years in a custombuilt Parisian Opera house at the Venetian. The final curtain falls Sept. 2.

IMAGINE GOING to Vegas on vacation hoping Lady Luck will change your life ... Imagine San Jose resident Michael K’s reaction when he got home and a couple of days later discovered that he had a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $222,805 in his pocket the whole time.

ACCORDING TO gaming regulators, casinos on the Strip lost $2.2 billion last year ...

DESPITE THE “BAD” (or depending on who you talk to, “rebounding”) economy, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had a record 3,100 exhibitors last week.

GAMBLING GURU Mark Pilarski says, “superstition concerning the number 13 is a phobia known as Triskaidekaphobia ...” That’s easy for you to say!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY… On Jan. 27, the guy who put the Gold in the Golden Nugget, made the MGM grand, built the Strip’s first Mega Resort (Mirage), put a pirate ship in front of a resort (Treasure Island), blew up the Dunes and put the fountains in the Bellagio, created a new standard in luxury (Wynn) and then did it again (Encore) and made Macau a Wall Street miracle. Hau’oli la hanau, Steve Wynn will be 70!

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