I headed over to Mirage just before 5pm to pick up tickets for the closed circuit viewing of the Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton fight. As I’ve stated numerous times before these are two of my favorite boxers.
There was a few hours before the fight so I played a little 3 card poker. I had a great table with a few nice drinks. 3 of a kind, again, put me up $200 by the time I walked away. I haven’t been to the Mirage in a few years and the basic layout hasn’t changed much, but the casino has been updated. I decided to find out where the fight viewing was and found that it was as far away as humanly possible. I walked through the mall and most of the ballrooms. There was some kind of military ball as well as some kind of Miss Vietnam pageant. I took a pit stop by the Terry Fator theater to get a drink and take a look at the pretty women with their ball gowns.
After finding the fight location I headed back to the casino to gamble for a little while longer. I had a few more drinks and played 3 play video poker for a while. I left $24 up, but is it really a win if I still have the ticket?
The ballroom was PACKED for the viewing. I’d say that the room was filled with about 65% of the people favoring Ricky Hatton. The fight was a landslide and Manny destroyed Ricky. The Brits, who we so loud before the fight, whimpered out quietly. I’m happy to have been in Vegas to see this.
After the fight I headed to Samba the Brazilian steakhouse at the Mirage.
At Samba the Green side of the stump means go – bring me the meats! I’ve been here before and got sick from over-eating so I selected my food accordingly. Again, everything was good. I did a good job selecting my meats and didn’t over-eat this time.
On the way out of the Mirage I noticed how crowded the casino was, but few people were gambling. There were $5 tables wide open with few takers. I was surprised by this, but wasn’t slowed from heading to the Hard Rock Casino. The cab line was huge and the strip was packed, but that only slowed down progress.
I haven’t been to the HRC in just over a year so a quick walk through was in order. The casino and bar were both packed. The casino itself, seemed to be pushed together to make room for slots and a go-go stage. I hate the changes and hope this changes when the casino finishes expansion. There were so many douchebags with Ed Hardy gear that I wanted to puke. I sat down to play 3 card poker at a wide open $5 table. I was so indifferent that I barely paid attention to my $100 as it went away. I was just happy to get out of there without the douchebaggery rubbing off on me.
This was a pretty early night as I headed back to Caesars at about 1:30…