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UFC 205 - Where to watch?

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    I just realized my November Vegas trip is going to overlap with UFC 205 in New York. While I'm excited to be able to bet a few of the fights, I have no idea where to go to watch the fights (that entire card looks amazing). Do the sports books usually have the UFC on? Bars? Will I need to try to get a ticket to a watch party somewhere? Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
     
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    Only place will be the regular spots like Tilted Kilt and Twin Peaks, Hooters, etc. But you'll need to arrive very early and likely pay a cover.

    Won't be anywhere in the casinos.
     
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    Thanks @shifter I actually watched some playoff football at Twin Peaks in January and they just had a pretty reasonable per seat spend (and those blonde twin bartenders, wow), hopefully it will be something similar for UFC. I'll look into it.
     
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    I picked up tickets to watch it in person. I always see if there's an UFC fight when I'm in Vegas since I've been wanting to go but it's never worked out. $650/ticket for upper corners. Supposedly they had $100/250/450 tickets but I haven't heard of anyone actually purchasing one at that price...
     
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    We will be in Vegas that weekend also and intend to watch it at Hooters in the Palms casino and will get there early.
     
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    Curious as to why none of the sportsbooks or casinos show this? What am i missing?
     
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    Super expensive is my guess. They need to pay their maximum seating capacity $x per person. Same thing for boxing. It's not like residential where you pay $60 and that's it. I don't know the cost but guessing something like $10-30 per person up to max occupancy.
     
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    yep, what @Jason said.

    a couple of times I've had them put it on in the Mansion screening room, but in order to do that, they have to call the promoter and get special permission for a limited showing. otherwise, they have to pay the fee X the number of hotel rooms in the entire hotel. and even when they get special permission, they still have to pay for the seating capacity of the screening room which comes out to a few hundred dollars.

    I've talked to owners at Twin Peaks/Hooters/etc and they say it costs them 3-4k to put it on in their restaurants because they have to pay for every seat. they say they're lucky to break even on a UFC night as far as the extra revenue vs the showing cost, but it's good for business to show it.
     
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    Ahhh that makes sense. I figured they would have to pay for every seat in the sports book, but had. I idea it was for capacity of the entire hotel.
     
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    That is pretty crazy expensive but I'm not surprised. First time in 19 years in NY + MSG + one of, if not THE, best cards in UFC history = one expensive F'ing ticket. Have a blast!
     

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