WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!
THE TOOTH FAIRY has gotten generous in her old age … Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave his ex-lady friend $200 for their daughter’s lost tooth. (If you made $20 million the last day you worked, what’s a couple of Benjis?) The evening cost the fighter even more money after he turned himself in for an altercation with the mom of his three children and put up $3,000 bail.
HOLIDAY BLUES … The Plaza Hotel and Casino notified 400 employees that they will be out of work starting Nov. 11. The hotel is shuttering its rooms as part of a planned remodel that should take about 18 months. The casino floor and restaurants will be open for biz as usual.
THE RAT PACK IS BACK! The tribute to Sinatra and his pals just signed a three-year deal to star in the Plaza’s Copa Showroom … It’s not affected by the hotel room closures.
THE LADY LUCK got the green light to remodel … If everything goes according to plan, the Lady’s face lift will debut in 2012, six years after the hotel initially closed for the project.
MISS OCTOBER is the October guest star of MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, Las Vegas’ French burlesque show. See the Playboy Playmate Oct. 21-28 in custom costumes and choreography. But don’t look for a centerfold in the casino because she’s only 19! If you can’t wait to see Hef’s latest discovery, Clair Sinclair also is on E! Network’s The Girls Next Door: The Bunny House.
DIANA ROSS does a twofer in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Nov. 12 and 13. Tickets for the “MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY” tour range from $49.50 to $99.50 – a bargain when you consider she’s sold more than 100 million records and had 18 No. 1 hits.
SEVEN OUT …
You’ll have to go to San Francisco and dine at the original Fleur de Lys because after six years Hubert Keller’s upscale Mandalay Bay eatery from the same lineage is closing.
WAY TO GO, DOC … Dr. Phil celebrated his 60th birthday last Friday with the cast of Donn Arden’s Jubilee! on his self-titled TV show. The longest running production show in Vegas (29-plus years) also is the only true showgirl show left in the U.S.
PROVING THAT MAGIC can be funny …
Mac King celebrates his 10th anniversary by extending his stay at Harrah’s, Las Vegas through 2015. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has entertained more than 1,000,000 people since it opened in 2000. The family-safe shows are at 1 and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Kimo’s Vegas tip: Get a discount coupon from the Carnival Court or by signing up for the players club.
PARTING SHOT … Frank Scoblete, author of Casino Craps, Shoot to Win, says the shooter can pass the dice at any time even mid roll. However, the next shooter has to finish the previous shooter’s turn.
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