Kimo’s Vegas

Kevin Borfeld. Photo from Kimo Akane

Kevin Borfeld. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

IF THAT GUY looks familiar, you may have seen him cruising around Pearl City, or maybe you caught him in the World Series of Poker’s event No. 34. In his first WSOP turbo no limit hold ’em tourney, he cashed out in 39th place (out of 14,629), earning $5,629. Good luck finding a cash game now, buddy …

CAESARS PALACE Mega Beat Progressive Poker jackpot got hit again when a six-high straight flush lost to an eight-high straight flush inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino poker room. That’s right, cowboy, this is the third time this year players in all Caesars poker rooms split a jackpot … The losing hand won $111,646, the winning hand received $57,765 and everyone else got the right place, right time payday of $3,888.

THE TRIPLE-DIGIT temperatures have made it so hot in Vegas, folks were hanging out in Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen just to cool off …

WHAT’S BETTER THAN free food on your birthday in the heat of summer in Las Vegas? How about free food on your birthday in the heat of summer in Las Vegas served by a bikini-clad woman who’ll playfully squirt you with her Super Soaker? Sign up for the free eats at

IF YOU LIKE your ladies tough, the women of the gridiron, otherwise known as the Las Vegas Sin, take the Orleans field against the Seattle Mist July 20.

MANY OF US have never hit a big jackpot, but at the Cal a few folks were lucky enough to win one for you and me … David Hashida of Waikoloa ($24,279), Hideo Hamada of Honolulu ($21,077), Lorna Young of Honolulu ($17,890), Darlene Conselva of Ewa Beach ($13,016) and Amante Corpuz of Ewa Beach ($6,750).

FANS OF Mamma Mia will be happy to learn the show set to Abba music may be returning to Las Vegas.

SUCKER! July 20 is the only day of the year that the term defined as “one who sucks” comes close to being socially acceptable. What makes this one day so special? Why it’s National Lollipop Day, of course! Having had my mouth washed for uttering the term in less-liberal times I still would not chance ’em by verbalizing it (ever again) in front of the only woman in the world powerful enough douse a son’s mouth with lye. However, if you’re fond of the long-lasting treat, the Sugar Factory is taking votes for its newest Couture Pop flavor. The online poll closes July 19, and you can be the first to bring home the winning flavah (Strawberry Banana, Mocha Latte, Root Beer Float, Blueberries N’ Cream or Cotton Candy) on the day the nation celebrates the confectioner’s hardened goodies.

JULY ALSO IS national ice cream month … You gotta love a country that dedicates an entire month to creamy goodness.

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