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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... the Player’s Edge!
THE INITIAL numbers are in, and the Vegas sports books grossed about 94.5 million Super Bowl dollars. The casinos’ win (how much they made on the game) was just under $9 million. All that money on a single game ... no one keeps track of Internet sports betting, but experts believe another $500 million to $600 million was wagered there. To date, the single largest Super Bowl bet made in a Vegas sports book: $1.4 million.
Australia’s Thunder from Down Under has extended
its Excalibur gig
GOOD NEWS for ladies ... Australia’s Thunder from Down Under has extended its Excalibur Hotel & Casino engagement 2012. Voted “Best Dancers” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, more than 4 million women have seen the show worldwide. The Thunder is in 15 countries in addition to the USA including Russia, England, Canada, South Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Taiwan.
BAD NEWS for us guys ...
The Sirens of Treasure Island are heading to
The Sirens of the TI are abandoning ship to take their treasures to the Windy City’s ultra lounge Reserve. Cheer up, mates, they’ll be back faster then you can say “Thar she blows.”
NOW WE’VE heard it all ... the world’s first marriage made in online hold ‘em: 28-year-old New York attorney Gary Suffir and 27-year-old Las Vegas artist Jackie Johnson are going all-in (getting married) after meeting at an online gaming site. Yes, the wedding will be in Vegas and have a poker theme. The lucky couple will then honeymoon on the PartyPoker.com Million V Cruise around the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.
DID YOU know that the white dots on dice are called “pips”?
CONGRATS to the folks at Boyd Gaming on another big year. Revenues for 2005 were up 28 percent to $2.2 billion!
VEGAS IS known for having unusual jobs. How would you like to be the director of wine at the Mirage?
THE SHOW is coming to Vegas ... 26th Annual Nightclub and Bar Convention, the largest event in the hospitality industry, happens March 5-8 at the Convention Center. There’ll be more than 200 booths showcasing the industry’s latest products and services, more than 80 seminars and a party at Tao to honor the 100 best clubs in America. Congrats to Bo and the crew at Oceans for making the No Ka Oi list.
WIN tickets to see “V” the ultimate Variety show at Kimo’s Vegas at www.KimosVegas.com and get more Kimo’s Vegas in the Wednesday MidWeek and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.
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