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WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!

ONLINE BOOKMAKER Paddy Power was so shocked by the split decision that ended Manny Pacquiao’s 15-year winning streak it refunded the money placed on the champ to win outright or by points.

Sports betting, like slot machines, table games and other legalized forms of separating you from your cash, are under the purview of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. It has the huge responsibility of ensuring that what gets wagered gets taken from you fairly … The casinos don’t have to cheat because the odds are in their favor. But that knowledge doesn’t mean judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford might not have been smoking crack and watching the wrong PPV from ringside.

CHECKING IN ON FB … ex-isle marketing guru Fay Muranaka, who’s the director of marketing at the D (Fitzgeralds) … also on property, local boy (call me anytime 702-556-6019) casino host Tommy Urso Jr. and local boy (Whitmore Village) executive chef Gene Villatora.

IN 2005 Johnnie Walker celebrated the birth of its namesake by making 200 bottles of Blue Label 1805. Not a single bottle was sold but instead gifted to people the company believed made a significant contribution to modern life.

If you feel your contributions went unnoticed, $400 gets you a cocktail made from the expertise of master blender Jim Beveridge at Lily Bar & Lounge in the Bellagio. A bargain compared to the bottle’s price tag of $30,000, but if money really is no object for you, go for this year’s Diamond Jubilee.

Only 60 bottles of this blend were created in honor of the Queen, and they carry a price that’s a tribute to her lineage as well: $250,000!

DIDJA KNOW … that in Kentucky they have a sore loser law that allows people to sue the winner of a bet to recover their losses?

VENTRILOQUIST-COMEDIAN Jeff Dunham is at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace June 22 … Go before someone will get kiiiiiiiiled.

PEARL CITY GRADS will celebrate their 35th reunion at the Main Street Station beginning Aug 15. Email pchs78reunions@yahoo.c om … Thanks for not making me do the math.

LAST WEEK we told you that you can enter to win a Vacations Hawaii package to Las Vegas just by checking out the new BoydVacationsHawaii.co m website. VH sales and marketing manager Kevin Kaneshiro pointed out that if you are like me and have 16 email addresses, you can enter once per day per email address … Lucky for you guys I’m not eligible.

ALSO NOTE that effective Wednesday (June 20) McCarran (Charter) Terminal Two will be closed and the Vacations Hawaii Omni Air International charter will be moving operations to Terminal One. As usual, nothing to worry about – just look for the Vacations Hawaii escorts. And, yes, Terminal One get food and slot machines.

CASTLE KNIGHTS class of 1961 will gather Sept. 7 at the Main Street Station … Call classmate Wayne for da scoops: 235-3847.

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