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March 24, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Chris Daughtry — the next Idol?
Chris Daughtry — the
next Idol?

VEGAS SPORTS Books can only accept wages on sporting events, so just for fun the Wynn Las Vegas posted odds on who will be this season’s American Idol ... Chris Daughtry 4-1, Mandisa 9-2, Ace Young 5-1, Lisa Jackson 6-1, Katharine McPhee 8-1, Paris Bennett 10-1, Elliott Yamin 12-1, Kellie Pickler 15-1, Taylor Hicks 25-1, Bucky Covington 35-1, Melissa McGhee 40-1 and Kevin Covais 100-1. What do you think ... maybe they should stick to sports?

Nicolas Cage and Eleanor
Nicolas Cage and Eleanor

ONE OF THE most popular cars in the Imperial Palace Auto Show is Eleanor - Nick Cage’s Unicorn in the movie

Gone in 60 Seconds. The 1967 Mustang GT500 is on display and available for sale. The Auto Collections at the IP is the world’s largest classic car lot with $100 million worth of inventory on display and for sale. The closest thing to a car guy’s Nirvana on earth is open daily, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

EVER WONDER how BIG the Megabucks or Wheel of Fortune Jackpot is?

Check out the free Megabucks or Wheel of Fortune Jackpot Meters at

Why is Donald Trump smiling?
Why is Donald Trump

WHY IS Donald Trump investing in Vegas? BIG numbers ... Last year 38.6 million people spent $33.7 billion in Las Vegas. That’s about $92.3 million per day (75 percent of that is from non-gaming revenue). The casinos made, in gambling revenue only, about $27 million per day after they paid off the winners! Did you know that 16 of the 20 largest hotels in the world are located in Sin City?

THIS WEEK on Kimo’s Vegas Radio we talk with Richard Marcus about Dirty Poker: The Poker Underworld Exposed. He ought to know, he’s cheated casinos out of millions and million of dollars and he says you’re being cheated at poker tournaments, in poker rooms and at online poker. Find out who’s the sucker - listen in Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 or online after Saturday at

PHANTOM of the Opera tickets are on sale now at the Venetian. The show opens in June.

Kirk Smith is the new Hawaiian Airlines VP of marketing and sales
Kirk Smith is the new
Hawaiian Airlines VP of
marketing and sales

CONGRATS to Kirk Smith, the new vice president of marketing and sales at Hawaiian Airlines.

THE WORLD Tea Expo is happening at the Las Vegas Hilton March 27. More than 200 exhibitors from more than 50 international companies and 45 seminars include tea grading, be a Japanese tea master, know your ABCs of antioxidants, bioflavonoids and catechin, and a journey into the ancient tea forests of Xishuangbanna, China. Did you know that Xishuangbanna is considered the birthplace of tea? I wonder if it goes well with roast pork?

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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