Kimo’s Vegas

Ashley Salerno picks up yards. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

RAISE YOUR HAND if you watched Lingerie Bowl IX! While it’s not officially part of the NFL’s Super Bowl festivities, it is an event that’s growing in popularity. This year the MGM sports books set lines and accepted wagers as with any other game. The contest is broadcast (OK, cheap shot) live on MTV2 and in 45 countries. Like its big brother, the ladies had a week’s worth of events prior to the match that pitted Temptation against Passion (L.A. vs. Philly). And much like the girls from my alma mater, these ladies can scrap.

LAS VEGAS WOULD BE happier than a pig in its own environment if the Pro Bowl were to call Sin City home …

THERE WERE MORE THAN 350 different proposition (prop) bets for Sunday’s game. There was the obvious “heads or tails,” “who will be the game’s MVP” and “who’ll score first” to outrageous props such “What color will Madonna’s hair be at halftime” … “How many times will Peyton Manning be seen during the broadcast” or “Will the game be decided by exactly 3 points” …

THE MGM CityCenter has announced a partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty to market The Residences at Mandarin Oriental and Veer Towers. At the Mandarin Oriental, 162 of the original 225 condominiums are still for sale … You know what they say: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. OK, I was curious too … It’s $975,000 walking in the door. The Veer Towers has 443 units for sale and those puppies start at $350,000.

READERS of Vegas-Tripping.com have voted and the winners are … Best Downtown: Golden Nugget … Best overall Strip: The Cosmopolitan … Best off Strip: M Resort. The Cosmo also placed first in best rooms, best overall dinning and best carpet (really). The Bellagio was voted for the best poker and best casino, Casino Royal had the best dice game and The Palms for best slots. Get the entire list of Best and Worst of Las Vegas at VegasTripping.com.

ALL MONTH LONG the fountains at the Miracle Mile Shops are red in homage of American Heart Month. Every penny, nickel, dime and quarter thrown into the fountain and indoor rainstorm will be donated to the American Heart Association.

DON DEMARCO’S IS the name of the pizzeria that President Barack Obama ordered pizza and cannoli from …

THE NEXT FLIGHT you book will look more expensive, but that’s because new Department of Transportation regulations are making the airlines add in taxes and fees … So a Vacations Hawaii trip that used to be advertised as $599 is now $641 because it includes $42 in taxes.

ONE PERSON HAS died after contracting Legionnaire’s disease from a Las Vegas Strip casino … So you guys who rinsed with bottled water after brushing your teeth are not so crazy after all.

LAS VEGAS IS 12th on the Travel + Leisure list of the rudest cities in America as voted by its readers … Obviously these guys never experienced the aloha at a Boyd property Downtown.

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