WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!
HAU’OLI LA HANAU … Fergie celebrated her 37th at a VIP table in 1OAK (One Of A Kind) with hubby Josh Duhamel. Michael Jordan was in the house at his own table chillin’ after his Las Vegas Celebrity Invitational.
WHAT WOULD YOU do to make the Las Vegas Strip a safer and better experience? Casino execs had seven suggestions for the county including a ban on slappers – the adult-oriented hand bill distributers. The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to sue, considering such actions a violation of free speech … Have you ever heard those guys say anything?
WYNN LAS VEGAS has a new photo-intense website that’s almost as good as being there.
IT’S NOT THE Mega Millions, but a Las Vegas wager set a new record at Gulfstream Park. The winner of the Rainbow Six scored a $791,364.73 payday for correctly picking the winners of the track’s last six horse races. It sounds more difficult than it really is – the track set the previous record in January with a $414,166.52 payday.
TERRY FATOR VEGAS MATH: 55 = the number of songs he sings every night without moving his lips … 21 = number of people it takes to make one of his puppets … 1,346 = average number of stitches it takes to make one puppet … 32 = the number of years it took to become an overnight success!
CHECK IN ON FOURSQUARE, tweet it some love or like it on Facebook and you’ll score points for every hotel in the chain … It’s easier than stealin’ candy from a baby, and earning points good for comps like drinks, food, shows and rooms won’t even cost you a penny in a slot machine. Check out Harrah’s Social Rewards.
MORE FACEBOOK funny business: The M Resort Spa Casino will give you 2,500 free iMagine Rewards points just for liking it. Plenny small-kine print; offer ends April 30.
The GSA caused a big stink over an $822,000 Las Vegas convention that hosted about 300 folks. The depart-ment’s top boss and deputies resigned just before the inspector general’s “Final Management Deficiency Report” went public.
FOR SOME, the benefits of carrying their baggage and stowing it in the overhead is worth the ridicule of the passengers who check their luggage. We’re not talking about the road warriors who travel regularly and pack accordingly, or the guys who “go Vegas” with a bag smaller than my wife’s purse. You’ve seen those folks who think a personal item is a 22-inch bag with the expansion zipper fully deployed and packed so tightly it can barely fit down the airplane’s aisle. If Allegiant Air’s new revenue stream catches on, we may see more folks check than carry. Last week the Las Vegas-based airline began charging up to $35 to put your stuff in overhead storage bins …
POPULAR LAS VEGAS SOUVENIR … The Hard Rock Hotel says it’s having a difficult time with its room-service menus. Seems guests keep taking them as a memento of their Sin City exploits and to prove to pals back home that you really can order a blindfold, French maid outfit, fur-lined handcuffs or remote-controlled vibrating ladies under-pants from room service. Standing tipping rates apply.