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08-08-2018, 17:29   #61
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Problem is the bars in the casinos trend to be beside gaming areas, even if it's just slots. I wouldn't be counting it to be honest.
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08-08-2018, 17:46   #62
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Problem is the bars in the casinos trend to be beside gaming areas, even if it's just slots. I wouldn't be counting it to be honest.
Yeah wouldn't be worth the risk. Thanks lads. I think we will scrap the whole idea.
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Problem is the bars in the casinos trend to be beside gaming areas, even if it's just slots. I wouldn't be counting it to be honest.
Yeah wouldn't be worth the risk. Thanks lads. I think we will scrap the whole idea.
Just leave him behind and go off and have a brilliant time yourselves! As I said, I think 750 is a pretty class deal all round for 5 nights. You'll have an unreal time.
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considering carry on only flight deal
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Ive seen people taken off casino floor etc not worth it.
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09-08-2018, 10:32   #66
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People thinking of Excalibur; stayed there in December. Grand hotel. The rooms are pretty recently renovated so it's not what it used to be

Having said that, for 2nd - 11th Excalibur is $1,400 and Planet Hollywood is $1,600. If you can spare the extra $200 it's definitely worth it
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Also the Excalibur has a popeyes chicken so you might bump into Derrick Lewis

9 days in Vegas is a bit extreme also...
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09-08-2018, 13:07   #68
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Ya I was going to say 9 days in vegas is overkill. 3/4 is loads in my experience.
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09-08-2018, 15:35   #69
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Jesus 9 days is insanity. I remember walking down the strip on my final night after 194 and I couldn't even look up at the bright lights anymore as they were giving me such a headache. I stared at my shoes for about two hours
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Was there for 5 nights in June and it near killed me. Between the jet lag, excessive drinking and getting maybe 3/4 hours sleep a night was ready to collapse in the airport on the way home. Now in fairness it was my second time there. First was for 194 and didn't have that experience at all so maybe it's just an age thing. But defienetly wouldn't go for more than 5 you just don't need it.

Also just for the poster asking about buying beer for his under 21 friend. We had a group of 6, all in our late 20's early 30's. Went to the bar beside the sportsbook in the MGM. Asked for six beers and got asked for six ids. The oldest lad didn't have his on him. Was clearly over 21 and the barman even said as much but because he had no proof of age he couldn't sell it to him or we couldn't buy it and give it to him either. Maybe everywhere won't be like that but I wouldn't go on the off chance that I might get served.
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Was there for 5 nights in June and it near killed me. Between the jet lag, excessive drinking and getting maybe 3/4 hours sleep a night was ready to collapse in the airport on the way home. Now in fairness it was my second time there. First was for 194 and didn't have that experience at all so maybe it's just an age thing. But defienetly wouldn't go for more than 5 you just don't need it.

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I'm a good bit older than you so I'd call that a good head ups for me which probably means three days max.

thinking of going even though I'd probably be ticketless, would rather watch in a bar than be up at the top where I'd see feck all anyway and wouldn't be willing to pay 500+ on the strength of that card so far
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I'm a good bit older than you so I'd call that a good head ups for me which probably means three days max.

thinking of going even though I'd probably be ticketless, would rather watch in a bar than be up at the top where I'd see feck all anyway and wouldn't be willing to pay 500+ on the strength of that card so far
Just depends how much touristy stuff you want to do. The reason we went back this year is because the first time we did nothing but fight related activities. Landed Thursday night, weigh-ins Friday, fights Saturday, walked around a bit Sunday and home Monday. Four nights seems to be the sweet spot in my experience for not burning out.

And just in my opinion you're not paying for a decent viewing experience when you go to a Vegas fight like that, you're paying for the atmosphere. I'll never forget the chills I had when the Foggy Dew started up or the deafening roar when he knocked Aldo out. Was well worth the money for that alone and I was about 10 rows back from the roof.
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For anyone that's been to the tmobile, what's the situation with booze in there? For 189 in the mgm grand they allowed people to bring cans into the arena and basically stockpile them without opening them, it was dead handy. Meant basically one or two trips to the bar for the whole night. By the time 194 rolled around they changed all that (understandably)
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I was at UFC 200, didnt drink too much but I do remember buying a few cans at once and bringing them in. It's the usual Bud Light / Lime from memory.
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I was at UFC 200, didnt drink too much but I do remember buying a few cans at once and bringing them in. It's the usual Bud Light / Lime from memory.
That's good news. I'd never been to a sports event before where they let you bring closed drinks into your seats. I fear they may change the ruling based on the Irish fans though.
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