Kimo’s Vegas

GM Pat Bowlen, Peyton Manning and John Elway. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

FASTER THAN you can say “times change,” so do the odds in a Vegas casino. The moment the rumors of Peyton Manning donning a Broncos jersey began, the team’s 70 to 1 longshot odds began falling and kept dropping all the way to 7 to 1 once the rumors were verified. The only team the sports books believe has a better shot at bringing home the Lombardi next year is the Packers at 5 to 1. Get the latest on the Vegas odds from RJ Bell at

KIMO’S VEGAS TRIVIA … The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority estimates that every week last year 7,000 folks from Hawaii traveled to Sin City.

ODD VEGAS RULES … Did you know that Hula-Hooping, megaphones and hip-hop concerts are against the law?

RESORT FEES AT MGM properties have gone up $1 to $5 for a total of $8 to $25 Georges per day.

SEVEN OUT … After six years of burrowing at the Palms Las Vegas, the cuff-linked cottontails will be officially looking for a new crib (and the Palms a new theme) when the Playboy Club closes its doors in June.

CELINE DION’S VOICE is anticipated to be back in time for her to resume her original Caesars Palace Colosseum schedule starting June 9.

DONNIE OSMOND IS reportedly suffering from similar vocal issues as Celine, making it the “Marie Show” for the time being.

BECAUSE THEY NEVER do anything small, the KISS mini golf course is called KISS Monster Mini Golf and the 18 holes inside are dedicated to the only band ever to have its own Army. Even the homage to the Rat Pack gets the band’s “Dressed to Kill” signature.

HOP INTO A Vegas cab and you may be greeted by the man whose vision shaped the Strip into the row of megaresorts that we know today. Steve Wynn’s company has the exclusive license (apologies in advance for the geek speak) to a geographically aware, real-time interactive technology that’s mated with QR codes so you get up-to-the-minute Vegas scoops and can instantly make a reservation, too.

EXPERTS BELIEVE that Las Vegas has recovered from its three-year recession, but their optimism is tempered by the rising price of gas. Higher prices could result in people driving less – and a lotta people like to drive to Las Vegas.

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