Kimo Akane
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February 22, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

LAST YEAR the Casinos in Vegas won $6 billion from players (that’s up 13.1 percent from 2004).

THAT AND the money generated from rooms, conventions, restaurants and attractions are driving the $25 billion in capital that is currently fueling the economic growth on the most expensive piece of real estate in the world - the Las Vegas Strip.

RIGHT NOW there are 135,000 rooms on the Strip, and that’s expected to increase to 175,000 rooms by the end of the decade.

LAS VEGAS is the only U.S. city with three convention centers that measure more than 1 million square feet (and there’s more on the way).

TO UPGRADE the 47-year-old Las Vegas Convention Center they’re seeking approval for a $737 million improvement plan for the facility.

THE ONE sure bet in Vegas - besides death and taxes - they’ll keep building as long as we keep going.

This Sahara sign is now a thing of the past
This Sahara sign is now a thing of the past

YOU’RE NOT seeing things ... The Sahara Hotel sign is no more. The sign was moved to the Neon Museum to be refurbished and make way for “The Drive,” an 11-acre test track.

BETTE MIDLER rumors continue. Will she be a headliner at Caesar‘s or the soon-to-be Planet Hollywood?

THE CHAIRMAN of Poker is the new tourney by CEO Poker happening at the Palms in October. In addition to the Chairman’s ring, the winner gets the title and bragging rights that he/she beat 400 other CEOs. (What, no cash?)

ON A computer near you: PKTV, Poker TV Network, the only TV network dedicated to poker. Call-in talk shows, poker tournaments, poker TV shows, poker tips - if poker’s your thing, visit

THE JAMES Campbell High School Class of 1971 is having a reunion Oct. 3 at the Fremont. Classmates e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to get in on the fun.

NORM FUJIWARA says the MC at “V” the Ultimate Variety Show is something else ... to win tickets visit us Get more Kimo’s Vegas in the weekend MidWeek, at Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii (online) and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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