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Kelly and Rick Dale with Billy V. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

LAST WEEK on Billy V’s Hawaiian105 KINE morning show, broadcast live from Las Vegas, his guests included the stars from American Restoration, Rick and Kelly Dale. His favorite project: the Tampon dispenser she selected to be auctioned for charity. Their favorite vacay spot: Makawao, Maui.

AFTER INQUIRING at eight different casinos, a Hawaii man finally found a winner … The table max or largest single bet you can make on the Roulette Wheel Downtown is $20,000. But bruddah wanted to wager more than three times that amount on a single spin. When the ball finally stopped on eight, he won his even money even bet: $66,200! Binion’s has a long history of taking big money bets, including the legendary $777,000 a Texan wagered on the no pass line (he won).

A TRIP TO VEGAS and buy a Corvette are the first things Chris Fowler plans to do with his $21.8 million lottery winnings. His lucky day was Friday, July 13 – that’s the day he purchased the winning ticket.

CHIP COLLECTORS, you have until Aug. 14 to scoop some Fitzgerald’s chips before they go out of circulation. The D Las Vegas will be decommissioning them as it evolves into its newer, hipper imaging.

WOW, HOW TIME FLIES … It’s been more than five years since the Stardust was imploded.

SPEAKIN’ OF DEMOS, a Clark County judge has given the MGM the green light to make the Harmon Hotel one of the things that goes boom … However, there’s more lawyering to go before she blows.

LOOKING FOR SOME different kine omiyage for your next trip? Try the lup cheong from Vegas808 in the California Hotel. What makes its sausage so special? According to Clyde “Tiger” Shirai, they use the whole pork, not pork livers and leftovers.

THE GAMING CONTROL BOARD has fined Caesars $100,000 for allowing 17- to 20-year-olds to drink and gamble.

WILLIAMS INTERACTIVE, a subsidiary of WMS Industries (the guys who make some of your favorite slot machines like Alice, Life, Lord of the Rings, Monopoly and others) has launched its Jackpot Party virtual social casino. Now you can play your favorite games and socialize on fb at the same time, just like in the non-virtual world.

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS asking me “what’s new in Vegas … didja hear about drive-by weddings?” Sin City hosts about 9,000 marriages every month in every conceivable theme. You can go traditional in a chapel, have Elvis preside over the ceremonies, there are drive-in, helicopter and gondola weddings, and you can even get hitched on a pirate ship. Now, however, all you need is $99, 10 minutes and a like-minded partner to have your nuptials performed curbside by the Wedding Wagon … porn slappers extra.

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