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Holly Madison. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

FANS OF Hugh’s ex, or more specifically Holly Madison, Miss Atomic Bomb 2012 – and Bo Peep in the adults-only Planet Hollywood “Peepshow,” have until Dec. 30 to check her out.

ALSO SEVENED OUT … the restaurant where the walls move, Switch Steak in Encore, is pau July 22.

RIGHT NOW you can see previews of Surf The Musical at Planet Hollywood. The show about the Beach Boys will open officially July 17 …

GOOD NEWS … In April, Las Vegas Strip casinos won 7.4 percent more than the same month last year. However, the Downtown casinos were up 24.9 percent! Baccarat was the big winner for the casinos (+15.7), slots (+12), craps (+4.5) and roulette was up 13.7 percent. Of course, the bad news is that us players made a significantly larger deposit.

THERE’S A NEW GAME at the M Resort called Double Action Roulette. Just like it sounds, there’s an additional wheel inside the regular roulette wheel that spins in the opposite direction. When the ball lands on a number and the inner wheel shows the same number – voila! Your additional side bet wins 1,200 to 1.

LAST WEEK the Las Vegas Sun displayed a photo online taken by pro poker player Jeff Romano. The roulette display board had the wheel landing on 19 seven times in a row, then a 15 and another 19! What are the odds of the same number showing up seven times in a row? 114 ba-baba-billion to one.

STARTING THIS WEEK you can “go Vegas” with last week’s MidWeek cover guy Billy V. Just play Hawaiian105 KINE Radio Roulette, guess what color the ball lands on and you win a Vacations Hawaii package for two.

HIS FIRST No. 1 song was on the charts in 1951 … 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) and two Emmys later, and with more than 50 million albums sold worldwide, Tony Bennett is still recording and touring. Check him out Sept. 1 at Caesars Palace Colosseum. His latest album Duets

includes a jam with Lady Gaga that predicted the last fight at the MGM … I Love A Prize Fight That Isn’t a Fake - that’s why the Lady is a champ!

AT THE VENETIAN, it’s Carnivale time now through the summer. At the front door “Da Vinci: The Genius – An Inspirational Exhibition.” Introduce the mo’opuna to the mind that gave us the Mona Lisa and the Secrets of the Mona Lisa … a 3-D interactive display of the Vitruvian Man and 75 life-size machines re-created from the master’s notes and drawings. In all, the most comprehensive collection of Leonardo Da Vinci’s works, about 7,000 square feet of genius.

NOW YOU CAN save almost 75 percent and buy a 10-bedroom, 18-bath, 18,000-square-foot house with a 2,000-square-foot gym and a 5,500-square-foot office building with a commercial kitchen (let me know if you need someone to stay in the guest house) in Vegas. In 2009, the property was listed for $27 million, but it can be had now for a paltry $6.9 million.

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