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Watching UFC PPV downtown?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by patlives, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. patlives

    patlives Tourist

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    We are going to be downtown this weekend and would love to watch the UFC fights on saturday night! Is there a casino downtown that shows the PPV fights? I've heard El Cortez is a possibility, anyone been there for a PPV? Cost, atmosphere, where do they show it, etc??
     
  2. captainron62

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    I was at the last viewing. It is a little goofy how they do it, but it did the trick. The viewing is in the back of the casino next to the cafe. There is a large room back there with booths, chairs and many TV's. It cost $10 pp of you have a players card. It was supposed to open at 6 we walked up about 545 and they were already letting folks in.

    We paid our $$$ and the four of us took a booth in the back. I walked up to get a drink and was told that we had to walk to another line and get a ticket and then purchase the drink w the ticket. It was $5 no matter if you wanted a Sprite or a Jack and Coke or beer. $5.

    We were accustomed to viewing at Station Casinos where you were allowed to bring food in from the Casino. I inquired about this and was told no. I then asked how they expected someone to sit in there 4 hours at a booth and not be able to eat anything?? I was told to ask the mgr. He told me he would send a waitress from the cafe next door. He did and we ordered a pile of food for pretty cheap, it saved us as we were starved.

    The Tv's are just that, they are not the large viewing screens like at Palace Station. The place did not fill up, it was pretty mellow, just seemed like a lot of locals watching the fight on the cheap.

    I much prefer the Palace Station way of doing things. We paid $100 for a table there but it came with two buckets of beer. The viewing took place on huge screens and we had a much better view. This came with a cost though, but it was worth it to us for a big fight. We were not too into the last card, so El Cortez worked just fine.

    Hope that sheds a bit of light on things.
     
  3. Wolfman619

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    its not downtown, but i have watched a couple of fights at Circus Circus, and its pretty much the only thing i will go there for. the bar used to be called rock n ritas, now its called vince neill's. either way, no cover, cheap eats, lots of tvs. get there early, it fills up.
     
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