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January 27, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

EVERYONE knows that gambling is illegal in two states, Hawaii and Utah. But did you know that sports betting is only legal in one state? Nevada. Last year the state booked $90.7 million just on the Super Bowl, and online sports bettors wagered another $450 million to $600 million. It’s a lock that Super Bowl XL will be the most-bet-on sporting event in the history of sports. While playing online may not get you time in OCCC, the experts agree that your exposure is considerably higher with online sports betting.

Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel is slated to open in November
Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel is slated to open in

PLANET HOLLYWOOD is not even open yet (it’s still the Aladdin) and they’ve started construction on a new 50-story Planet Hollywood condo tower. The 1,000 units range in size from one to four bedrooms and the top four floors will be home to 28 luxury condominiums. It’s not only lonely, but expensive at the top - the 4,000- to 10,000-square-foot rare air starts at $4 million.

STUFF to go Vegas for ... In May, the Mirage will open the latest Cirque Du Soleil production that will replace Siegfried & Roy. It’s a celebration of the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo, collectively The Beatles, and the theater will cost a little less than the KA Theater (only $100 million). It’ll seat 2,000 in the round (the stage is in the middle of the room) and the show is tentatively titled “Yellow Submarine.” All together now, We all live in a ...

ALSO opening sometime in May, the first new Playboy Club since 1984 (it’s also the only one open). Housed in the new Palms Fantasy Tower, it’ll feature a retractable roof, new bunnies and new bunny costumes.

Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum in the film version of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
Gerard Butler and Emmy
Rossum in the film version of
‘The Phantom of the Opera’

THE ANDREW Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera opens in the old Guggenheim Museum in the Venetian in June.

POKER players everywhere are planning to be in Vegas for the World Series of Poker June 25-Aug 10 at the Rio and Binion‘s.

THE Aladdin will become a thing of the past when its transformation into the Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel reaches fruition in November.

CHUCK NORRIS presents The World Combat League ... the next major American sporting league and the next generation of martial arts combat at the Orleans Arena March 4 ... Didn’t see any local fighters on the rosters ... yet!

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in the Wednesday MidWeek, in Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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