Kimo Akane
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March 18, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Listen to KCCN-FM100, KRATER and KSSK-FM and
you could win a free trip to Las Vegas, where
Sweetie Pacarro just won $17,000 at the Cal

WANNA WIN a million bucks playing Video Poker? No, this isn’t the joke that goes … “first you start with 2 million.” Bob Dancer, the world’s foremost authority on Video Poker (he has won more than a million dollars playing VP machines) will be revealing the secrets of Video Poker Tuesday at 6 p.m. on KORL AM 690 and Oceanic Cable 882.

MARCH 31 is the date when the MGM Mirage group finalizes its takeover of the Mandalay Bay Group.

“RFB” MEANS Free Room, Free Food and Free Beverages now you can get free A … Free Airfare! Kirk Smith,Hawaiian Air VP, says if you book 10 Neighbor Island round trips you’ll get comped airfare to Vegas! …Not making 10 trips? No problem. Get five percent off for every flight you take or 10 percent on every round trip … The offer ends June 15.

BRING YOUR broken-in rubbah slippahs when checking out Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas (across from the Fashion Show Mall), because the casino is 111,000 square feet and the manmade lake is three acres surrounded by a 50- foot manmade mountain with five-story waterfall and an 18 hole championship golf course. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling views of the strip, flat screen Hi- Def TVs and all the stuff you wish you had at home, like automatic drapes and 320-count European sheets. What do you expect from a joint with a Ferrari dealership inside? Will it live up to the hype? This is the guy who built the Bellagio, Mirage, TI, Shadow Creek and more … at $2.5 billion it’s the most expensive resort ever built. Wynn LV is hosting the 2005 Governors Conference on Tourism in December … I wonder if Linda needs someone to carry her bags?

RFID CHIPS? If you work retail, you know about the Radio Frequency Identity Device. It’s the little computer chip that works like a barcode, only better, because the merchandise can be tracked anywhere in the store or mall. Now they’re putting this technology into Casino Chips. The casinos want an accurate way to keep track of a player’s win-loss percentage so they can reward players more accurately (and spot fake chips immediately). RFID chips will communicate with sensors built into the table or shuffling machine and automatically track your play (you’re not the only one feeling a little paranoia). The first property to employ this strategy? Wynn Las Vegas.

WIN A FREE trip to Vegas … just listen to your favorite radio station KCCN-FM100, KRATER96 and KSSK-FM, they’re all giving away trips to Las Vegas.

PERRY & PRICE will be doing their annual broadcast April 2 from the Cal, where Sweetie Pacarro just won $17,000 … Her secret — play the same machine. It worked for her husband; he won $3,600 two days before. What’s it feel like to hit all seven spots on a KENO ticket? Just ask Arthur Medeiros of Kailua, who won $16,000 on a $1 ticket at the Cal.

MAHALOS to Sharleen Anderson for checking in with the Kalani High School Class of 1980’s Las Vegas reunion … June 12.

ANOTHER LOCAL doing well in Vegas … Melle Vasques (pronounced Mel). The Kamehameha grad and Kalihi girl has toured with Pink, Cyndi Lauper, Eddie Van Halen and Nancy Sinatra. You may remember her gigging at Fast Eddie’s and the Jazz Cellar, or seen her on the Lionel Richie or Barry White videos … that’s her chops on lead guitar in Zumanity (Paris Hotel). What does she miss the most about Hawaii? What we take for granted every day… “family, friends and the Koolaus.” Check out her latest CD at

Thank you for checkin’ out Kimo’s Vegas … This month we are giving away tickets to see “V The Ultimate Variety Show” at the Aladdin Desert Passage. Just send your comments, high school and family reunions, funny stories, trip reports, photos and Vegas news to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enter the random drawing.

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