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December 21, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

WALK THIS way ... Steven Tyler and the Aerosmith boys rock the MGM Grand Garden Arena Feb. 18. Lenny Kravitz will be their special guest.

WHO WOULD have guessed that Lenny Kravitz’s childhood dream was to be a hairdresser? Rumor has it that he’s fulfilling his fantasy by opening a $3.5 million salon at the Mirage.

Steve Wynn: an Encore
Steve Wynn: an

STEVE WYNN has announced that construction of Encore - the sequel to the Wynn Las Vegas starts in the spring of next year. The $1.5 billion project will have 2,030 rooms, a separate pool, spa, garage, nightclub, restaurants and casino. Encore will be three stories taller with the same bronze facade and will face north.

THE LADY Luck closes Feb. 12 for a yearlong remodeling project ... while it’ll be good for us when it reopens, it’s bad news for the 684 employees who will be let go.

VACATIONS HAWAII winners: Ann Yotsuda of Honolulu won $10,000 on a $1 10X’s reel machine at the Fremont; Albert Johnson of Honolulu won $10,000 at the Main Street Station, and Dorothy Kauhane won $14,400 at the Cal ... see more winners at

Daniel Negreanu: poker mentor
Daniel Negreanu:
poker mentor

IT’S NO secret that competition among the online poker rooms is so heated that they’ll do anything from buying a grilled cheese sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary to tattooing people’s-body parts for publicity. In an epiphany inspired by Donald Trump and Martha Stewart, is upping the ante with an apprenticeship to poker champion Daniel Negreanu. The winner of an online rolling four month tourney will be mentored by Daniel and win four $10,000 buy-ins.

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: The government has ranked Nevada as the most dangerous state two years in a row (we rank 25th). Most of the crime involves residents, but tourists are increasingly being targeted. We tend to feel safe in the casinos and streets of downtown, and for the most part we are. But it’s always best to err on the side of safety.

THURSDAY at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM we talk with professional gambler Bill Burton about his new book, 1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets.

SEEN ON the Strip (at Pure) 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau (good ol’ 55) hangin’ with Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalf.

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