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‘Playboy’ Playmate Coleen Shannon is ‘The World’s Sexiest DJ’. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

LADIES, I APOLOGIZE up front for participating in the obvious objectification, but apparently there was an election (not sure how it escaped my purview) and Playboy Playmate Coleen Shannon was elected as “The World’s Sexiest DJ.” Personally, I can attest that she is better looking than most of the guys I work with … Many say we have the perfect face(s) for radio. Back on point, she’s competing to be the resident spinologist at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club’s new wet dream called Sapphire Pool and Day Club. These are the same party people who ran the infamous Sapphire Pool at the Rio a few years ago, only now they don’t have to worry about the casino (Gaming Control Board) police.

WHAT’S THE ONE thing you wouldn’t expect to see at the Rio? How about a thrill ride …

Rumors around Sin City say that folks who think about such things are considering a zipline 1,200 feet above the ground that would transport thrill-seekers from the VooDoo Lounge to the Ipanema Tower and back again.

WHAT’S THE ONE thing you won’t see on the Strip? A park … MGM Resorts announced that it is building a park and public promenade outside New York-New York and Monte Carlo. Construction on the $100 million outdoor plaza, modeled after New York City’s Madison Square Park, will begin soon and even will feature a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.

OVER AT THE Golden Nugget, director of player development John Giannos says there’s always something happening … Like the $100,000 Pawn Stars Slot Tournament May 24, where you can meet the old man, Rick and Chumlee. Or its “Hawaiian Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament” June 27-30 with $60 large in prize money … Garans ball-barans, somebody from Hawaii gonna win, ’cause you gotta be one resident of the 808 to play. Or if the natural nines are your calling, try its Baccarat Pit’s Grand Opening tourney with $30K in prize money May 15-18. Call Giannos for the hookups: 702-386-8218.

THE THREE FELONY charges against Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter have been dismissed, leaving him free to work with the team during the off-season.

SPEAKING OF THE NFL, sports books are now taking bets for Week No. 1. Of particular interest is the Broncos’ opener against the defending Super Bowl Champions from Baltimore.

A NEW LEGISLATIVE audit reports that Vegas cabbies have been ripping off tourists by taking the scenic route instead of the most direct or cheapest path to their destination. They estimate the practice cost visitors $14.8 million last year. So slot machines aren’t the only bandits you’ll encounter in Vegas.

THE PALMS’ PREMIER concert venue is hosting one of Hawaii’s all-time favorite bands, Journey. Quick: Name the bands that members of the original group belonged to? If you said Santana (Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie) and Frumious Bandersnatch (Ross Valory and George Thickner) or the Tubes (Prairie Prince), pat yourself on the back – you are a trivia god.

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