Kimo’s Vegas

Hef and ex-fiancee Crystal Harris. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

IF YOU’RE WONDERING what happened to your invitation … Crystal Harris called off the wedding to the guy who parlayed a $1,000 loan from his mom into the Playboy lifestyle and brand (including a club in the Palms) that’s worth a half a billion or so. Saying, “After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my engagement with Hef,” ironically the light bulb went on after she made the laugh or die video for “The Crystal Harris Playboy App” (get the link at In it she says her fiancé is 60 years older and she doesn’t get his references – however, she did get Playmate of the Year and a record deal. At 85, Hef may have gotten the short end of the stick.

PENN NATIONAL GAMING, the company that bought the financially troubled m resort, is rumored to be in negotiations to buy the newest Strip ho-tel … The Cosmopolitan.

CONGRATULATIONS go out to comedy magician mac King, who is Las Vegas Weekly‘s 2011 “Best Strip headliner.”

STARTING DEC. 1, 2012, Shania Twain joins the A-list of Vegas performers headlining the Colosseum at Caesars. Buckaroos be forewarned: Tickets for opening weekend will be a little tough to come by because of all the paniolo, vaquero and buckaroos in town for the national finals rodeo.

OXYMORON … Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, signed a bill legalizing online poker when the government stops blocking IP addresses and raiding the bank accounts of online poker rooms … huh?

THERE ARE 277 pools, 60 golf courses and 45 spas in Las Vegas, and less than 7 percent of the city’s tourists bring their children … to the hotel I’m in.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA … Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will replace the Sherwood Café in the Excalibur later this year.

THE LAS VEGAS mercury finally cracked the triple-digit mark last week, but as they say in the desert: It’s a dry heat.

OMNI AIR, which runs the charter for Vacations Hawaii, has gotten government approval to fly Boeing 777s … the company hasn’t announced if it will shuttle between the Aloha and Silver states. How lucky would it be to “Go Vegas” on a 777?

SANDS CORP (Venetian and Palazzo) chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is being sued by his staff. The group is comprised of a former Secret Service officer, a defense department security specialist, ex-combat veterans and law enforcement officers, who claim they routinely pulled a longer than 40-hour work week but never got any OT pay … If you’re a billionaire who needs his okole protected 24/7, it seems like a bad idea to kukai on the guys who were and are currently tasked with the duty of protecting you.

THE SPORTS BOOKS in Vegas are picking the Heat 5-2 to bring home the Larry O’Brian Championship Trophy next year. The lakers are next at 11-2, followed by the Thunder 8-1 and Bulls at 6-1. The odds for dallas, this year’s champs, are 10 to 1. Those numbers are sure to change as fans lay Benjamins on their favorite teams.