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Pacquia and Hatton’s in Verbal Spar pre MGM Grand Super fight

The more intriguing match may actually take place outside the ring at the MGM Grand on May 2.

While the two boxers taking part in the megafight at the Las Vegas casino have been about as cordial as possible in their dealings with the press, their trainers have exchanged verbal barbs on almost a daily basis.

A teleconference with international media members on Wednesday saw another battle in Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather Sr.’s escalating war of words — this time the two former boxers took it all the way back to their days in the ring.

“I most definitely was the better fighter than Freddie Roach,” said Mayweather Sr, who trains Ricky Hatton and posted a pro record of 29-6-1 with 19 knockouts.

“I got a (fight) poster with Freddie on my undercard.”

Not to be outdone, the normally more-reserved Roach, who posted a career mark of 39-13 with 15 Kos, fired right back at Mayweather.

“You got shot and it ruined your career,” joked Roach of Mayweather, who suffered a shotgun blast to his leg.

“I fought on TV more.”

Roach — Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, who last week sent Hatton a box with weight loss pills inside, poking fun at the Brit who is known to enjoy beers and fattening foods in between training camps — may have got the best blow in when he said Roger Mayweather, not Floyd is responsible for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s tremendous success.

“Floyd made his son but Roger made him a boxer,” Roach said.

Wasting little time, Roach hit him with another flurry, saying he wanted Mayweather Sr. to present him with his third trainer-of-the-year award.

“I want you to present me the … award this year. This is as close as you’ll get to it,” Roach said. “You’re never going to win it. Ever.”

Mayweather fired back with his trademark “Freddie the Joke Coach Roach” line.

“I’m in your head,” Mayweather said, taunting Roach.

But Roach kept his cool, briefly, replying: “I’m not fighting you, Manny is fighting Ricky.”

“I want you Freddie,” Mayweather said.

“Come get me, you know where I am,” Roach replied.

Finally Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer stepped in telling the trainers to save their fireworks for fight night.

When the trash talk did finally get back to the actual fighters, Roach said that even though Hatton is fighting at 140-pounds, a weight in which the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight champ has never lost at, that Pacquiao will be just as strong.

“Manny has KO’d four sparring partners out of seven. He’s looking good at this weight,” Roach said.

“Hatton will be heavier at fight time but that doesn’t make him stronger. I have the stronger fighter, I guarantee that.”

Mayweather countered that Hatton will push the action, forcing Pacquiao to fight while backing up.

“Ricky will definitely back him up. He can’t fight backing up, he’s no Muhammad Ali,” Mayweather said.

When the subject turned back to the fake gift Roach sent last week, Mayweather said, “You tried to be my friend.”

Roach replied, “I don’t want to be your friend.”

Mayweather blasted back, “You really won’t want to be my friend after May 2.”

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/apr/23/trainers-again-trade-verbal-jabs/

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April 25, 2009 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, cotto, de la hoya, entertainment, events, Hatton, Las Vegas, Margarito, Mayweather, MGM, MGM codes, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, vegas discounts, vegas events, vegas shows, Vegas Strip, xxx | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hatton -v- Pacquiao Super fight May 2nd MGM Grand Las Vegas

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Ricky Hatton will face Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2nd. The bout will be for Hatton’s Ring Magazine and IBO world junior welterweight titles and tickets will be available from Friday.

The Mancunian’s last fight was at the MGM as he secured a convincing victory over Paulie Malignaggi in November, while Pacquiao memorably beat Oscar de la Hoya at the venue with a fine performance in December.

After weeks of protracted negotiations surrounding the Filipino fighter’s financial demands, Hatton is delighted the contest will definitely go ahead.

“I’m really excited to get back in the ring in Vegas after beating Malignaggi in November,” said the ‘Hitman’.

“I am confident that I am the fighter to take down the pound-for-pound champion and I believe I will be victorious on May 2.”

Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36KOs), who, like Hatton, is 30 years old, will be hoping to build on his impressive win over de la Hoya.

“I always like new challenges which is the reason I am anxious to fight Ricky Hatton,” said Pacquiao.

“My trainer Freddie Roach will put together a new game plan which will be much different than the one we used against Oscar (de la Hoya).

“There are concerns because Hatton is a very strong puncher so I must deal with that in the ring.

“I promise I will be completely prepared and will do my best for all of my fans in The Philippines.”

De la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions who will be promoting the fight with Top Rank, thinks a fantastic bout is ahead.

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“When Manny Pacquiao goes into the ring he fights for his country, the Philippines, and tens of thousands of Filipinos worldwide.

“He is a tremendous athlete and unlike any other champion we have ever promoted. When Manny walks to the ring he carries the weight of his country on his shoulders and he fights with all of his heart, every second of every round.

“We are very excited that this fight has been made, as it is the fight fans wanted and the one I look forward to seeing myself.

“This fight has all the makings of a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate and I think Hatton will de-throne Pacquiao and become boxing’s pound-for-pound king.”

Hatton, who has only lost once in 46 fights, beat American Paulie Malignaggi in November and had made no secret of his interest in meeting the winner of Pacquiao-De la Hoya.

With the Pacquiao fight in danger of collapse, Hatton’s camp had also been chasing De la Hoya himself or a re-match with Floyd Mayweather Jr – the only man to defeat Hatton.

But a fight with Pacquiao, who has lost three of his 48 fights with two draws, is now on and promises to be one of the fights of the year.

http://www.irishtimes.com

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January 31, 2009 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, circus circus, cotto, de la hoya, entertainment, events, Hatton, Holiday, Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay bay, Margarito, Mayweather, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Travel, Uncategorized, undefeated, Vegas, vegas discounts, vegas events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquaio half price tickets, MGM Grand Las Vegas

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Two legends of boxing collide at the MGM Grand, as Oscar De La Hoya takes on Manny Pacquiao in one of history’s most anticipated fights. De La Hoya, Los Angeles’ famous “Golden Boy” and six-division world champion, takes on Filipino star Pacquiao, currently Ring magazine’s no. 1 pound-for-pound fighter.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, cotto, de la hoya, entertainment, events, Hatton, Holiday, Las Vegas, Mayweather, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Travel, Vegas, vegas discounts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

De La Hoya to fight Pacquiao at MGM Grand, Las Vegas Dec 6th

Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya announced today that on December 6th he will be fighting Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, watch this space for ticket information.

After weeks of on and off negotiations, Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s most bankable superstar, and Manny Pacquiao, the pound-for-pound king, jointly announced on a media teleconference that they would meet Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight, which could easily generate $100 million, will take place at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds, meaning Pacquiao, who holds a 135-pound lightweight belt, will move up two weight classes to meet De La Hoya, who will come down to 147 for the first time since 2001.

Manny Pacquiao is considered the best fighter in boxing today and I always want to fight the best,” said De La Hoya. “I am glad we were able to make this fight happen because while Pacquiao is at the pinnacle of his success and has defeated all of the top fighters he has faced, I am going to show the world that it stops with me. December 6 can’t get here soon enough.”

Said Pacquiao, the icon of his native Philippines, “This is my greatest challenge. When I take that walk to the ring to fight Oscar, I will carry all the people of the Philippines — the entire country — on my shoulders. I promise I will fight with all of my heart and that I will give everything I have. Like my trainer Freddie Roach says, I have what it takes to win the biggest fight of my life.”

Dan Rafael – who writes for ESPN

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August 28, 2008 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, cotto, de la hoya, entertainment, events, Hatton, Holiday, Las Vegas, Margarito, Mayweather, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Monorail, news, sport, tipping, Travel, Uncategorized, undefeated, Vegas, vegas buffets, vegas comps, vegas pools, vegas shopping, vegas shows, vegas spa, Vegas Strip, vegas tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hatton -v- Malignaggi Tickets on Sale for MGM Grand Las Vegas

Ricky “the hitman” Hatton -V- Paulie “magic man” Malignaggi November 22nd MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas, this will bne the 140 pound unification fight, if the record of either of these warriors is anything to go by this will be a fight not to miss.

Tickets for the most eagerly awaited fight in Vegas go on sale tomorrow to British fight fans. For fight fans outside of the UK you can buy tickets online from www.Ticketmaster.com


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Tomorrow Wednesday the 13th of August, the official booking hotline
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August 12, 2008 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, circus circus, cotto, entertainment, events, Excalibur, gaming, Hatton, Las Vegas, Margarito, Mayweather, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, news, Travel, Uncategorized, undefeated, vegas events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RICKY HATTON VS. PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, Ticket and Fight information

RICKY HATTON VS. PAULIE MALIGNAGGI SET TO MEET IN
140-POUND WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION BOUT
AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22; LIVE ON HBO’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

Tickets On Sale Friday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. PST

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LOS ANGELES, July 31 – Fans may call it “Manchester Muscle vs. New York Flash,” “England vs. The United States,” or “Brawler vs. Boxer.” Regardless of how it is described, the Junior Welterweight World Championship unification bout between England’s Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton and New York’s Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will be a clash between the two best 140-pound fighters in the world and one of the most intriguing and exciting fights of 2008.

Tickets priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300 and $150 go on sale Friday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person at the $1,000 price level and a total of two (2) tickets either at $750, $500, $300 or $150. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

“I am looking forward to returning to America, fighting again at the MGM Grand and challenging Maglignaggi for his title,” said Hatton. “Las Vegas is like a second home to me. The fans treat me like gold and I promise them another exciting value for money fight.”

Malignaggi said, “I am thrilled to be involved in the biggest 140 pound fight of ’08. This will be my first fight in Las Vegas, which makes it all the more exciting. Las Vegas’ nickname is the “City of Lights”, so it is only fitting that on November 22, 2008 “The Magic Man” will be lighting “The Hitman” up all over the MGM Grand Garden Arena.”

Hatton vs. Malignaggi, a 12-round Junior Welterweight World title unification bout for Hatton’s Ring Magazine Junior Welterweight World Championship and Malignaggi’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Punch Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, and will air live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing.

Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, said, “Hatton is an aggressive puncher who swarms his opponents from start to finish while Malignaggi is one of the purest boxers in the game today. As a fan, I am excited to see if Hatton can lure Malignaggi into a brawl or if Malignaggi can dictate the tempo and make the fight his. No matter what happens, I think when their styles collide, it’s going to make for great action and great drama.”

DiBella Entertainment President, Lou DiBella, said, “Paulie Malignaggi is a champion and an elite fighter I am thrilled that he will be able to achieve superstardom when he fights Ricky, one of the world’s most popular and accomplished fighters.”

Kery Davis, senior vice president of programming for HBO Sports, said, “Ricky Hatton and Paul Malignaggi are two fighters who put it all on the line each time they enter the ring. This is an important fight for both of their careers.”

Richard Sturm, president of Sports and Entertainment for MGM MIRAGE, said, “We welcome the return of Ricky Hatton and his supporters to MGM Grand in November as well as the opportunity to host Paulie Malignaggi’s Las Vegas debut. We have no doubt this could be one of the most exciting events of 2008 for the fans as well as our customers and look forward to an electric atmosphere inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.”

An international superstar hailing from Manchester, England, the storied career of Hatton (44-1, 31 KOs) began in 1997 and for the last 11 years, he has been thrilling fight fans around the world with his aggressive style in the ring and down to earth attitude outside of it. Owner of wins over Kostya Tszyu, Vince Phillips, Luis Collazo, Jose Luis Castillo and Juan Urango, Hatton – a two division world champion – fell short of the pound-for-pound and world welterweight championships in his 2007 super fight against Floyd Mayweather. However, the 29-year-old bounced back impressively at his natural weight of 140 pounds in May as he scored a near shutout 12-round unanimous decision over Juan Lazcano.

Known for his flashy style and pound for pound ability to out-talk any fighter in the world, Brooklyn’s Malignaggi (25-1, 5 KOs) has also developed a positive reputation for his heart and determination to overcome adversity throughout his seven-year pro career. A dazzling boxer with a stiff jab, lightning speed and quick combinations, the 27-year-old gained a legion of fans for his gutsy effort in a 12-round defeat at the hands of Miguel Cotto in 2006, and even more followers jumped on his bandwagon when he nearly shut out Lovemore N’dou in 2007 to win the IBF Junior Welterweight World crown. Malignaggi has since defended his title against Herman Ngoudjo and in a rematch against N’dou, but a victory over Hatton is what this New Yorker is truly seeking.

An exciting undercard will be announced in the near future. For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.rickyhitmanhatton.com.

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Margarito adamant he will not be a Victim to Cotto at MGM Grand

Antonio Margarito is adamant that he will not be added to Miguel Cotto’s growing list of world-class victims when the pair collide in a potential classic at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

WBA welterweight champion Cotto has established himself as one of the best and most feared fighters in the world with a string of sensational performances.

He has won all 32 of his professional bouts to date and last year racked up impressive victories over Zab Judah, whom he stopped in the eleventh round, and Sugar Shane Mosley.

However, Margarito, who claimed the IBF belt with a thrilling KO6 win over Kermit Cintron, is not afraid of his Puerto Rican foe and is in no doubt that he will prove a far more worthy adversary than either Judah and Mosley.

“I feel that I will be pressuring him a lot more,” Margarito said. “I have a lot more power and I can do a lot more things as far as power is concerned. And I know I have a bigger heart than both of those guys combined.

“I have waited a long time for this type of fight and I know that I am hungrier than he is and I want it more than he does and I’m going to go get it.”

Magarito claims to be well aware of the threat posed by Cotto but believes that it is he who holds all the aces – not least because he is in tremendous condition ahead of the fight.

“I have watched a lot of video of Cotto, but I have also seen him fight live since we have been on the same card quite a few times,” the Californian is quoted as saying by the Las Vegas Sun.

“I am not worried about what his weaknesses are. I am worried about what I need to do.

”But my confidence and my ability to win this fight will be because I have trained very well for this fight.”

July 24, 2008 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, cotto, entertainment, events, Las Vegas, Margarito, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, news, Uncategorized, Vegas, vegas shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ricky Hatton to fight Malignaggi at MGM Grand, Las Vegas 22nd November

Further to article below Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton has apparently  confirmed he will be fighting at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on the 22nd November this Year. The bout will take place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena where he has his only defeat of his career against Floyd Mayweather las year.

“Ricky Hatton looks certain to confirm he has switched his next fight from New York to Las Vegas, as exclusively revealed by The Times earlier this week, in order to save his army supporters money in the build up to Christmas.

The 29-year-old IBO light-welterweight champion is due to fight Paulie Malignaggi, holder of the equivalent IBF belt, in November, and reportedly had his heart set on a bout at Madison Square Garden. Hatton has always dreamed of topping the bill at the legendary venue, where New Yorker Malignaggi is also a big draw.

But the Manchester-born fighter says that fighting in New York could be significantly more expensive for his travelling supporters and so is prepared to return to the scene of his only defeat, December’s 10th-round knockout by Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand, on November 15 or 22.

Hatton’s father and promoter Ray said: “Although it would be great to top the bill at Madison Square Garden – even though he’s only fought there once before – this is about the fans.
“His exact words were, ‘Dad, the fans made me, so I want what’s best financially for the fans. I want to make it more a price for them because it is near Christmas’.
“He’s putting his weight behind Vegas because of the money the fans are going to save.”

Source Times online

Book your hotel as soon as you can, if you book direct, with any MGM Mirage resort you only pay the first night as a deposit, if your plans change (or Ricky’s do) you can get your deposit back with no penalty. If you book direct you get the best possible rate as there is no middleman, if the arte goes down after you book and you contact the hotel and they will drop your rate but in my opinion once they know the fight is on the rates will soar so book early. Beneath are the best offers currently available for dates covering the 22nd November. Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York and Monte Carlo are all an easy short walk from MGM Grand.

MGM Grand Specal internet offers

Excalibur, free upgrade to Widescreen room, $25 dining credit 2 for 1 tickets for tournament of kings form $51 per night

Excalibur Stay and Pay from $51

Mirage from $72 a night

Luxor various offers from about $68ish>

New York New York free room upgrade

Circus Circus from $41 but non refundable and a long way down the Strip

July 13, 2008 Posted by | boxing, Casinos, circus circus, cocktails, cotto, entertainment, events, Excalibur, free drinks, gaming, Hatton, Las Vegas, Mayweather, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mirage, Monte Carlo, news, shows, Travel, Uncategorized, undefeated, Vegas, vegas events, Vegas Strip, vegas tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Review of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars PalaceCaesars

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas
NV 89109
+1 (702) 731 7110

Location Dead centre Strip; this is the marker for other casino’s location. The only problem is that when Caesars was built no one walked on the Strip; all travel was done by car. As a result the casino entrance is about 500 yards back from the Strip. Don’t worry though the good folks at Caesars have put in a series of moving walkways to get you to their machines quicker.

Theme It’s Rome, ancient Rome from the spectacular fountains, delightful statues and cypress trees that you pass on your way to the casino to the toga costumes the staff wear. This certainly is ancient Rome with electricity and air conditioning. It is a very Grand Rome with loads of marble and gold, everything that can be gold and glittery is gold and glittery. The theme like most of Vegas is completely over the top; but in the best possible way. If there was a casino themed on Las Vegas, Caesars would be it. Las Vegas at its best.

Attractions Well there are the wonderful, if slightly dated magical statues in the Forum shops these are robotic statues that come alive with the aid of smoke and lights and act out Roman and mystical type tales; free and great for the kids. The race for Atlantis IMAX 3d simulation ride, the Omnimax movie theatre where the film actually seems to surround you and several amusements arcades. To be fair the whole of the forum shops could be counted as an attraction with plenty to see. For the older children the Pussy Cat Dolls casino has dealers in their underwear and dancers wearing little more strutting their stuff between the tables. The shopping at the Forum Shops is arguably the best in Vegas this really is an attraction on its own.

Pool The pools at Caesars are great posh and posher with many beautiful people around them. One of the pools allows “European” sunbathing which means topless and apparently is a big deal in the USA.

Shows and Entertainment Caesars generally have some of the biggest headliners in town Celine Dione made Caesars her home for many years whilst Elton John filled in for her holidays. Caesars is going through a bit of a transitional stage at the moment where Bette Midler and Cher are the two house acts it will be interesting to see where this goes

Dining La Piazza Food Court is my favourite on the Strip; you enter together, you chose your different food Caesars Outside(Pizza, Salads, Hot Dogs, Chinese etc) get your drinks together and pay together. No queuing up separately just because one of you wants Pasta and the other Chinese. The seating area is lovely, on the edge of the casino allowing you to see the action, sort of inside the branches of a big tree. There is a very small buffet with very long queues and quite high prices (B$15.50 L$17.50 D$23.50, Sunday Brunch $23.50 or $33.50 with champagne) which I have not tried. There are several other high quality restaurants including Hyakumi – Japanese, Bacchanal – a six course Roman feast and Café Roma the 24hr coffee shop. General reports of food at these restaurants are good.

Gaming Caesars has a colossus of gaming space in fact over 118,000 sq ft containing over 2000 slot and video machines, over 70 tables and 13 roulette wheels. Surprisingly there is a very good range of nickel machines here, table limits can be a low $5 minimum but this is only ever one or two tables and only when trade is slow. The layout of the casino is very odd; it seems bitty; like some bits were added on rather as a second thought. Parts of the casino are very dark and others very light. The way in which the floors are arranged makes you very disorientated. I am not sure if this is deliberate or not, but this, along with the expedition back to the Strip does seem to make you stay longer than planned.

Drinks service I found the drink service to be quite good, although I think that depends on where you sit as there are many nooks and crannies which probably do not receive such good service. I always make sure that any cocktail waitress who passes within 20 foot of me knows I want a drink and this obviously helps a great deal.

Overall If you ask anyone to name a casino (with possibly the exception of Bob Stupak and Steve Wynn)Bellagio they will say Caesars Palace. Caesars is Vegas and Vegas is Caesars. You get a chance to see “whales” (high rollers) at play and yet still feel like you are a million dollars putting your nickels into the slots. If you are in Vegas and you can only go to one casino, this has to be it, you will not be disappointed.

Good points Just the whole over the top “we have got it and boy are we going to flaunt it” atmosphere. The forum shops are the best set of shops in Strip the $20 upgrade trick seems to work well here.

Bad points The casino does not feel like one building and the layout can make navigating the casino confusing, you also experience bottle necks and it gets very crowded. Caesars is not quite up to the levelof Bellagio or Wynn but it does seem to think it is.

Top Tip Allow plnety of time to get around Caesars is the easiset resort on the Strip toget lost in this along with being the most crowded means that everything takes longer than it should

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May 23, 2008 Posted by | 20 dollar trick, boxing, buffets, Casinos, Chapter 11, cirque de soleil, cocktail waitress, cocktails, cotto, Dumb, Excalibur, free drinks, gaming, Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay bay, MGM, MGM Grand, MGM GRand Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, shows, slots, Spa, tipping, Treasure Island, Uncategorized, vegas buffets, vegas comps, vegas pools, vegas shows, vegas spa, vegas tips, WSOP, xxx | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments