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William Payle poses with Liz Damon after his $6,000 win at the Fremont. Photo courtesy Boyd Gaming

William Payle poses with Liz Damon after his $6,000 win at the Fremont. Photo courtesy Boyd Gaming

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

DA LUCKY BUGGAHS … Susan Kane won $2,400, Melanie Maruya won $10,000, Robert Medeiros won $25,000, and William Payne poses with Liz Damon after a $6,000 win at the Fremont. You can purchase Damon’s Orient Express on CD from Amazon with 1900 Yesterday, the song that peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.

TO GET MORE bang for their buck, the airlines are retrofitting their planes with “Slimline” seats. The newly designed flying chairs are lighter, reducing fuel costs. And if you think slim sounds like narrow, you would be correct. Do the math: smaller seats, less leg room and itsy-bitsy aisles – the only things missing from this equation are skinnier passengers …

SEVEN OUT … Rendezvous, the 65-foot yacht owned by Wayne Newton, sank okole-first in 45 feet of water in its slip at Lake Mead marina. Mr. & Mrs. Vegas were vacationing out of the country when the boat sank.

ALSO OUT faster than you can say Gansevoort is the Gansevoort Hotel, which was supposed to replace Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon on the Las Vegas Strip.

THE LARGEST casino operator in the U.S. is $23.5 billion in debt, and that’s more than Motor City owed its creditors before seeking the protection of bankruptcy. This has many financially savvy folks worrying that the Empire may be on the same trip. Is your hotel deposit or front money safe? … Yes! Even if they declare bankruptcy, it’ll be business as usual for visitors to Caesars’ 50 casinos in 13 states, including the 10 in Las Vegas.

EVERY SUNDAY, the steakhouse at Bally’s transforms into the Sterling Brunch. Once the exclusive dining experience for casino execs and high rollers, the only obstacle preventing us everyday folk from entering is the $85 it costs to get in. On the menu: All-you-caneat, high-quality sturgeon caviar, a seafood bar filled with oysters, clams, crab claws, shrimp and fresh Maine lobster, as well as sushi, hand-carved beef tenderloin, made-to-order desserts, warm sake and bottomless premium Champagne … I stay full already.

WHAT WILL YOU be doing on 11/12/13? Well, if you’re in Vegas, there will be plenty of weddings to crash.

IN SEARCH OF that new casino smell … The Downtown Grand opened Oct. 27 and will host its official grand opening Nov. 12.

HAVE YOU BEEN having issues with the bill receptors on slot machines taking your new $100 bills? The validators are being upgraded to recognize the new Benjis – in the meantime, Jacksons and the old hundies still work.

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