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Kimo’s Vegas

Nestor C. scored big at the Fremont. Photos from Kimo Akane

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

NESTOR C. OF Honolulu brought home lotsa omiyage and a boatload of cash after scoring a $50,000 payday from the Fremont’s $5 Red, White & Blue slot.

THE HIGHEST-PAID executive in Las Vegas is Robert G. Goldstein, president of Global Operations for the Las Vegas Sands. Last year his total comp plan was $24.2 million. In case you’re wondering, that’s up $14.8 million from 2011. Billionaires Steve Wynn finished in second place, making $17.7 million, and Sheldon G. Adelson was fifth overall with a $10.7 million payday.

WHO IS THE real Sin City? Pride, lust, greed, wrath, envy, gluttony and sloth are defined by the Bible as the seven deadly sins … Would it surprise you to know that recent research ranking the top 95 cities on those criteria found Las Vegas not first, second or even eighth or ninth, but the 10th most-sinful city in the U.S.? St. Louis, Orlando, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee held the top five spots.

KINKY BOOTS opens its coast-to-coast national tour at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Las Vegas. This year it won six Tony Awards, Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Actor (Billy Porter), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). Based on the movie of the same name, the Broadway musical is inspired by a true story.

LOOK, UP IN the sky … It’s a bird, it’s a plane … Nope, it’s a Polercoaster! It’s not a roller coaster with scantily clad pole-dancers, as the name might suggest, but a 650-foot-tall roller coaster built on a pole. It’s still in the design/approval phase, but even bare-naked ladies couldn’t get me on that thing.

THE KIMO’S VEGAS Theory of Relativity … Everyone from Hawaii has at least one relative living in Vegas. The next time you’re visiting family on the Ninth Island, have them take you to She by Morton’s at The Shops at Crystals, because Nevada locals get 20 percent off their tab Sunday through Wednesday. The high-end steakery features “She Cuts” for the ladies, “He Cuts” for guys who haven’t eaten in a few hours, and “We Cuts” that are designed to be shared by two or more.

MAYBE YOU remember singing along to the Smurfs’ “Sing a happy song, sing a happy song, why don’t you sing along.” After two folks passed out and two other people vomited from being trapped in the confines of a plane for five hours with no A/C, no water or snacks, the passengers aboard an Allegiant flight chose R. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly as the song to go to their happy place. Luckily, they were leaving Las Vegas. Can you imagine starting your trip that way?

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