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“Pawn Stars” Get Their Own Slot Machine and More Vegas News

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SPOCKED AT Honolulu Country Club wining and dining Hawaii residents were Golden Nugget casino executives … It was the most fun you can have with a casino this side of the Pacific Ocean. Coming up at the Nugget: Ride The Roll Craps Tourney Sept. 28 with 50 large in prizes (that’s $25K for first place), or maybe the Double Time Slot Tournament is your thing (Oct. 12) with $60,000 in prize money … Many more fun things planned; call your casino host to partake … No host, no problem. Call my buddy John Giannos at 702-386-8218.

Golden Nugget executives (from left) John Giannos, Mike Leonard, Cathy Bonnell, John Sunstrum and Jack Shizuru

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT IS renaming Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino – it will be The Quad Resort & Casino. It’s all part of the $550 million Project Linq, the huge observation wheel under construction on the Strip and the expiration of the Imperial Palace brand license. Think college campus … the center of activity, and you’ll find the logic behind the new marque. Ch-ch-changes begin in November and will continue until the end of next year.

MOST PEOPLE would do just about anything to help a well-deserving nonprofit organization – like Hawaii’s law enforcement officers, who will eat, sleep and live aboard a 14-foot scaffolding for three days to raise awareness and funds for Cop on Top a benefit for Special Olympics. Planet Hollywood will test the Good Samaritans’ resolve by offering donors the opportunity to rappel 300 feet down the side of its building in the name of the charity. The walking-in-the-door price for testing one’s acrophobia is $1,000 … go to overtheedgelasvegas.com.

DIDJA HEAR ABOUT the Carson City recluse whose body was found in his home about a month after he died? Investigators found $200 in his bank account, then discovered $12,000 in cash, $165,000 in stocks and $1.7 million in gold coins and bullion stashed all over his house.

CONGRATS TO the entire cast and crew of the movie Get A Job, starring Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T., Jake Shimabukuro, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaialii and Mick Fleetwood, for winning a special comedy award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival …

NOW AT THE LUXOR, The Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit featuring Marcus Allen and Warren Moon. Check out the Heisman trophies, jerseys, six championship rings and other NFL memorabilia.

THE PURE ALOHA FESTIVAL moves house to the Rio Oct. 11-14.

SOON YOU’LL BE able to hang out with the History Channel’s cable television series Pawn Stars. Rick Harrison, Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, Corey “Hoss” Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell will be featured on their own slot machine.

COMEDY MAGICIAN “The Amazing Johnathan” checks into Bally’s at 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays … Warning: It’s not a show for weak stomachs or hearts.

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