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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!
WHAT WILL have four hotels, an expo center, a retail promenade, 140,000-square-foot casino, 25 restaurants and bars, cost $4 billion and occupy a 63-acre parcel on the most expensive real estate in the world - the Las Vegas Strip? Echelon Place! Scheduled to open early 2010, our friends at Boyd Gaming revealed the plans for the land that’s now home to the legendary Stardust (make your reservations now; it’s going away at the end of the year). Having birthed the Borgata from concept to design to opening and operating, Bob Boughner is leaving Atlantic City for an encore performance at Echelon Place as president and chief executive officer.
Catch Dan Marino at the
Legends Pro Football
Celebrity Weekend —
if you can afford it
LADIES, treat your guy “to play with the pros” in the “Legends Pro Football Celebrity Invitational Weekend.” With more than 40 celebs and sports legends, including Dan Marino, John Elway and Roger Clemens, check out the golf and poker tournament, sporting clays (skeet shooting) and gala dinner. A weekend with this much fame does n o t come cheap ... event tickets range from $750 to $2,500.
Trekkie Billy V is celebrating seven
years of ‘Star Trek: The Experience”
KCCN FM100 resident Trekkie Billy V. is celebrating the eighth birthday of Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
CAESAR‘S, Paris and Bally‘s slot club players note that The Connection Club slot club will be absorbed into Harrah’s Total Reward club on Jan. 17 and Feb. 4. Officials say cash back earned will be mailed to you within a few weeks.
TILMAN Fertita, the big boss of Landry’s Restaurants, the owners of The Golden Nugget, says “I hope to see 10 Golden Nuggets in the next 10 years.” I’ll settle for just one in Waikiki.
Amy Nishimura wins big on her
WHY DOES Kaunakakai resident Amy Nishimura go to Las Vegas on her birthday? To win ... you may recall her Megabucks win of $8,919,598.63 on her birthday in 2003 ... this year she won $4,363 on a Red Hot 7’s machine at the Fremont. For more Megabucks winners and the current Megabucks jackpots, go to www.KimosVegas.com
Toni Braxton just can’t
bear to bare her bottom
TONI Braxton, who performed at a private Venetian high roller event on New Year’s Eve, is negotiating to appear in her birthday suit in Playboy. She insists that she has no problems baring her top, but refuses to show her bottom, saying, “I just can’t do the bottom thing because that’s really, really intimate and really personal.”
OUR DEEPEST sympathy to the family and friends of expatriated Hawaii resident Dean Stuart Mau. He passed away (the victim of a drunk driver) while on his way to work as a dealer at the Venetian last month. He was well known for having the Aloha Spirit and sharing it with everyone he met.
GET MORE Kimo Vegas in MidWeek the Weekend and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE and in Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii, and visit www.KimosVegas.com
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