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What Should I expect for Mayweather Pacquiao Weekend?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Gmikolon, Mar 3, 2015.

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  1. Gmikolon

    Gmikolon Tourist

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    A couple of friends and I are going to Vegas from 4/29-5/4. We booked prior to the announcement so our hotel rate is not out of control. I was just wondering what I should expect at all other casinos besides the MGM as far as table minimums/crowds at tables and crowds in general? We have never been during a fight weekend so we are bit unfamiliar with the actual craziness surrounding it. Are there casinos that won't out of control busy that Saturday night? We haven't decided if we want to try to go to a viewing party but are leaning the other way and hopefully hitting the tables during the fight. Any insight is appreciated!!!
     
  2. shifter

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    During the fight the tables will be pretty tame.

    Otherwise expect total chaos.
     
  3. meyers67

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    Get a spot playing blackjack at mgm right before the fight ends. You can play and people watch at the same time. However table minimums will be high.
     
  4. Gmikolon

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    Thanks, Should we expect normal minimums for a weekend night? We are fine with a little higher but i really don't want to have to make $50 passline bets at the Craps table.
     
  5. Gmikolon

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    I'd almost prefer to stay away for the craziness of the MGM that day. We are staying at the Venetian so we will probably remain in that vicinity. The idea of getting a table during the fight and staying there after makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Yep, chaos. It's been a long time since a fight this big came to Vegas. I lived there during the two Tyson-Holyfield fights, and this is undoubtedly the biggest thing since then.
     
  7. klawrey

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    I'd expect at least $50 at MGM from probably a few hours before the fight through the night. Other properties if venture you could find $25 and as you get removed from MGM get down to $15 accept WYNN and V/P will probably be $25 regardless on fight night.

    Don't forget beyond minimums you have to find spots to play. May find a table or two at a lower minimum but that's meaningless if you can't find a seat. I'd suggest something like maybe TI on Saturday night as it's far enough away and not as upscale tht you may be able to find lowere minimums.

    This will be the most collective amount of money and big players in Vegas in quite some time so simply put expect big crowds and high minimums based on supply and demand. And then just hope you can find something reasonable.
     
  8. CalifLovesVegas

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    Watch for Celebs, and many sports stars, out & about in the casinos.
    Usually at the Nicer places.
    I said hey to a few at Caesars, and PDitty or whatever hes goin by these days,
    think he was at MB.
    Oh, and saw Clinton walking thru Caesars, he was in the middle of SS entourage.
    Whenever there are big Fights, is a great time to keep your eyes open.
    Very crowded, I look for groups.
    If you see a big group, LOOK for whose in the middle. Just sayin.
     
  9. CalifLovesVegas

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    Watch for Celebs, and many sports stars, out & about in the casinos.
    Usually at the Nicer places.
    I said hey to a few at Caesars, and PDitty or whatever hes goin by these days,
    think he was at MB.
    Oh, and saw Clinton walking thru Caesars, he was in the middle of SS entourage.
    Whenever there are big Fights, is a great time to keep your eyes open.
    Very crowded, I look for groups.
    If you see a big group, LOOK for whose in the middle. Just sayin.

    (sorry double post, you can tell I haven't posted in awhile....)
     
  10. chuckM

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    I've been in town for a Pacquiao fight. Cab lines a long, restaurants packed. It gets a little ghetto also. I was leaving the Friday nite before the fight and was happy to get out of town.
     
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    Unless you are going to the fight, I'd stay away from MGM. The two factions supporting the fighters can become quite annoying and even dangerous if things don't go well. Annoying in that they make a lot of noise supporting there guy, which is fine, but I don't want to be around it. Dangerous in that there are always some idiots mixed in with some liquid courage and it doesn't take much to cause a ruckus. We ended up there on a night that we did not know was a fight night (Canelo was one of the fighter) and it was very crowded and extra loud.

    Not my scene but I am sure some enjoyed it!

    Table minimums were high there but fairly normal for a Saturday night around town.
     
  12. Gmikolon

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    Thanks for the info everyone! We will stay towards the North end of the strip. Still debating on trying to go to a viewing party at one of the MGM priperties(Mirage perhaps), but there is the concern of not finding a table in the post fight insanity. $25 minimums are fine as well. I just don't want to blow my whole bankroll on that one night. I imagine the craps tables on that night will be electric as well!
     
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    This is going to be an absolute s***-show, and I wish I could be there to see it! But relish it. This will be chaos rarely experienced even in Vegas. I saw Pacquiao with his entourage once ... and it was electric. Can't imagine what it'll be like fight weekend!
     
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    Ya know... lotta truth in what you've said. The last couple big fights at the MGM ended with an "extra helping" of chaoic activity as people were funneling out. I understand why MGM wants to send everyone out towards the casino floor, but it hasn't gone smoothly of late and it doesn't take much to panic a crowd these days.
     
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    We were at Delano last April during the Pac/Bradley fight. Pac was staying at Delano, for the week.

    MB casino was packed. Mostly $25s, with one $15. A few of the tables were at the $50 level. Plenty of excitement the night before and night of the fight.

    I would expect it to be filled (to the brink) on the entire south strip this time. With table limits at the $50 level.
     
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    I feel the same way. I'd love to be there on a packed weekend.
     
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    Don't forget that the Kentucky Derby is the same day as the fight and that weekend is also the cusp of a Cinco de Mayo. You'll be there on a really crazy weekend.
     
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    We were staying at the mgm sig when the Middleweight fight (Alvarez vs Lara?) was on last July. Didn't realise as we had booked months in advance.

    Walking through mgm against the traffic flow by the food court , when we were heading out to the strip while the fight fans funnelled in felt overwhelmingly crowded. I didn't feel safe just through the sheer volume of people and there was a tension between groups. The only time I've felt crowds with tension like that is attending a arsenal vs Spurs match at Highbury.

    We ended up escaping over the road to play at nyny and found $10 pgp and $15 bj. Stayed out until 4am to avoid he crowds getting back to our room.
     
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    A tad off topic--- but another fight weekend that should be very fun is July 10-12 for the Conor McGregor-Jose Aldo UFC fight. I have a few friends and family coming in from Ireland for it. They've also relayed to me that there will be a flood of green-clad Irish men and women flocking to Vegas that weekend.

    The Irish and Brazilians both know how to party so Vegas should be a lot of fun that weekend.
     
  20. shifter

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    I hadn't heard that was going to be Vegas.

    Looking forward to it now!
     
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