UFC 174 Viewing Parties

UFC 174 Las Vegas Viewing Parties
UFC 174

Las Vegas is home to the UFC and people here love MMA of all kinds. The casinos don’t show pay per view fights (boxing or UFC) so you can’t watch these fights in a sportsbook.

Since Station Casinos owns part of the UFC they throw viewing parties at some of their casinos for each Pay Per View. The casinos are different for each pay per view. Here are their parties for the UFC fights this weekend.

The below parties have doors at 5 p.m., $10 cover and are 21 years or older.

Wildfire Valley View will also host a free viewing party in its lounge area.

 You can usually watch the preliminary fights in the sportsbook. Station Casinos cannot take bets on UFC because of their partnership. If you want to bet UFC fights you might want to load up a William Hill or Cantor Gaming account.

UFC 173 Viewing Parties

UFC 173 barao vs. dillashaw
UFC 173

Las Vegas is home to the UFC and people here love MMA of all kinds. The casinos don’t show pay per view fights (boxing or UFC) so you can’t watch these fights in a sportsbook.

Since Station Casinos owns part of the UFC they throw viewing parties at some of their casinos for each Pay Per View. The casinos are different for each pay per view. Here are their parties for the UFC fights this weekend.

The below parties have doors at 5 p.m., $10 cover and are 21 years or older.

  • Grand Ballroom at Palace Station
  • Club Madrid at Sunset Station
  • Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station
  • Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort
  • Lobby Bar at Green Valley Ranch

Wildfire Valley View will also host a free viewing party in its lounge area.

 You can usually watch the preliminary fights in the sportsbook. Station Casinos cannot take bets on UFC because of their partnership. If you want to bet UFC fights you might want to load up a William Hill or Cantor Gaming account.

Lion Fight and The UFC present Lion Fight 16 during UFC’s International Fight Week July 1-6

Lion Fight UFC Las Vegas
Lion Fight

UFC International Fight Week in Vegas is a big deal with MMA fans all over the world. There are meatheads, dudes and bro’s all over Vegas. Lots of light beer will be consumed and fun will be had. There are MMA related events all over town. I’m sure Vegas Chatter will have more information when we get closer to July.

I don’t know what Lion Fight is and I don’t want to know. If you do a google image search for Lion Fight you’ll find all kinds of awesome. Here are the details on Lion Fight at Palms if you love MMA

Press release:

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las Vegas July 1 – 6.  UFC President Dana White and Kent, LION FIGHT Founder and CEO, today announced to fight fans everywhere that LION FIGHT 16 will take place live Friday, July 4 from The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort, presented on the UFC’s roster of fan events and activities taking place in the city’s hottest venues and clubs throughout the holiday weekend.

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UFC 172 Viewing Parties

UFC 172 Poster
UFC 172

Las Vegas is home to the UFC and people here looooove MMA of all kinds. The casinos don’t show pay per view fights (boxing or UFC) so you can’t watch these fights in a sportsbook.

Since Station Casinos owns part of the UFC they throw viewing parties at some of their casinos for each Pay Per View. The casinos are different for each pay per view. Here are their parties for the UFC fights this weekend.

The below parties have doors at 5 p.m., $10 cover and are 21 years or older.

  • Grand Ballroom at Palace Station
  • Club Madrid at Sunset Station
  • Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station
  • Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort
  • Lobby Bar at Green Valley Ranch
  • Wildfire Valley View will also host a free viewing party in its lounge area.

You can usually watch the preliminary fights in the sportsbook. Station Casinos cannot take bets on UFC because of their partnership. If you want to bet UFC fights you might want to load up a William Hill or Cantor Gaming account.

Dana White Playing Online Blackjack In New Jersey Is Fun

Dana White Playing Online Blackjack in New Jersey
Dana White Playing Online Blackjack in New Jersey

Ultimate Casino just launched in New Jersey with a host of other online gaming websites. Ultimate Casino’s parent company is Station Casinos also owns the UFC which is a marketing partner for Ultimate Poker and Ultimate casino. With that in mind you may have noticed Dana White, big boss at UFC, has been helping the launch of both websites.

Dana White was joined by Frankie Edgar (UFC fighter) and JWoww (Jersey Shore). The latter two are as interesting as you’d imagine (they’re not interesting at all). On the other hand, Dana White is hysterical. He seems like most of the dudes his age that I end up playing blackjack with in a casino.

This video is over 7 minutes long. If you just want the good stuff from Dana White just skip to 2:25.

 

Fox Sports 1 Bringing Point Spreads To The Masses

Fox Sports 1 Point Spreads
Fox Sports 1 Showing Point Spreads

Fox Sports 1 launched as a 24 hour all sports network last week. While CBS and NBC have launched 24 hour sports networks in the past year it looks as if Fox Sports 1 will be the greatest challenger to ESPN. ESPN is the largest all sports network with the most history so each network has to carve their own niche with sports fans. NBC Sports Network has focused its programming around the NHL, NFL, Premier League and fringe sports like cycling while CBS Sports Network seems to be a minor league sports network filling much of its programming with lesser tier college football and college basketball.

Fox Sports 1 will be a home for NFL, UFC, college football and soccer spillover from regular Fox programming. I’m assuming that they’ll integrate MLB into next year’s shows. Fox Sports 1 seems to have the most upper tier programming to take some market share from big brother, ESPN. In addition to strong major league sports they have a strong roster of former professional athletes and professional broadcasters for their regular TV shows (hello Charissa and Erin).

Mainstream sports media has tiptoed around gambling in the past even though it plays a large role in popularity of certain sports – especially football. One way that Fox Sports 1 is differentiating itself from ESPN is not hiding from gambling – at least not hiding from the fact that gambling exists. Fox Sports 1 has point spreads displayed when they run upcoming matchups on their bottom line or side bar (above). This isn’t just for football as they had betting odds for the UFC fights last weekend.

Fox Sports 1 Bottom Line UFC Odds

I haven’t noticed any of the talking heads on Fox Sports 1 speaking about gambling directly but this is the first time that I can remember seeing a TV network using point spreads all day long, not just for pick segments.

I’m curious to see how they incorporate point spreads into football wrap ups. Discussing ATS (Against The Spread) records along side of straight up records would really open the door to sports betting discussion. As a sports bettor and fan I would love this.

Body Photo: 30 FPS 

UFC #1!

I don’t like MMA or UFC and I didn’t watch UFC on Fox this weekend, but I follow a lot of people that do on twitter. Many are boxing writers who also cover MMA. Writers and normal people alike were commenting that the UFC fight on Fox lasted only a minute. Meanwhile, I was waiting for the Manny Pacquiao fight to begin while I was watching the Oregon destroy Stanford in football. Anyway, I don’t know many people from back east that care for MMA, but since I moved to Vegas I realized that there is a lot of pride in the MMA thing.

UFC is partially owned by the Ferritas brothers who also own Station Casinos. UFC came to prominence in Las Vegas before the rest of the world began catching on. People here treat UFC like their little brother that they helped build up. Like with just about everything in Las Vegas, the locals are very protective of their little brother. However, it may be time where big brother has grown up and entered the real world. Michelle Steele (that can’t be a real last name) from Bloomberg News reported that almost 6 million people watched UFC on Fox. I don’t know the TV world, so I asked if that was good and evidently it is good. Very good.

Meanwhile, if 1 million people watched the Manny Pacquiao fight, that would be considered good. I will always have a soft spot for boxing and don’t see myself ever getting MMA, but there’s a connection that UFC has been making for years with fans that cannot be denied as the UFC has grown from a $2 million business to $2 BILLION business in 10 years. Not bad.

Summer Never Ends In Las Vegas

In case you thought pool parties stopped in Las Vegas when the official end of summer (AKA Labor Day) passed, then you’re sadly wrong. The summer never ends in Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club brought out the “stars” this week with Stacy Keibler, Warren Moon and Chuck Liddell. These may be the most famous people I’ve seen at a pool party since I started paying attention this summer. This is a perfect group of semi-famous people for the meatheads that ECB is looking to attract. Stacy Keibler was even wearing a fedora, which is the hat of choice.

Either way, I love the pool party and learning who’s famous. I hope they never end, even when it gets “cold” in January. Check Vegas News for more pictures.