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Destiny’s Child at 2013 Super Bowl halftime. AP photo from Kimo Akane

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

THE SUPER BOWL XLVIII futures are out, and Vegas bookmakers are predicting the 49ers and Broncos will battle over this season’s Lombardi. In the last 40 years, no team has come back to win the Super Bowl after losing it the year before. Did the Vegas bookmakers miss this statistic? Were the second-string bookies in charge the day the Super Bowl futures were prognosticated? Highly unlikely … These guys make their living off the vig (the fee you pay for the casino to take your action). Ideally, they’ll get enough bets on one team to cover the other.

WE ALL KNOW folks who enjoy an adult beverage from time to time … But if your friends drop Benjis the way most people toss dimes at the 50th State Fair, you might want to introduce them to the $235 El Millonario tequila flight at La Comida. This threesome includes Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio Real and Herradura Seleccion Suprema. If your friends find that too pedestrian, Tryst in the Wynn Las Vegas has a $3,000 Ménage a Trois cocktail made with Cristal Rose Champagne, Hennessey Ellipse and 150-year-old Grand Marnier, gold flakes, liquid gold syrup and a gold straw. If your buddy’s black AMEX is not fazed by the previous libation, have him say Aloha to the “Ono Cocktail” right next door at XS in the Encore, created from a blend of Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac (that goes for $100K a bottle). To commemorate your trip to alcohol nirvana, the Ono comes with a pair of 18K gold and stingray leather Mont Blanc cuff links, or an 18K gold necklace with a Tahitian black pearl for the ladies. If the company you keep hasn’t hit his or her credit limit and still has a willingness to use said instrument, I know a few MidWeek columnists who would be happy to join the party.

THE MILLION-DOLLAR TAB … At the much buzzed-about night club Hakkasan, an unidentified man was “feeling no pain” after many bottles of champagne and vodka … He did, however, have the presence of mind to leave the waitresses a 20 percent – or $200,000 – tip!

FINISHING AT No. 440 out of the Top 500 Most Commonly Used Words in the English language is “free” … If something for nothing resonates with you (as it does for many of us), Billy V and Mele Apana are giving away free Vacations Hawaii packages to join them in Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS MAYOR Carolyn Goodman (her husband was the city’s previous “hizzonor”) is proposing to ban keiki under 18 (without parental supervision) from Downtown between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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