Blackjack, Babes, Beaches and Booze:  The Jocks Guide to Vegas’ International Fight Week.

For sports fans, summer is kind of a bummer.  Not much going on after March Madness except for –yawn- baseball.  Vegas honchos realized that too, which is why The Mandalay Bay plays host to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  There is a ton of buzz already surrounding the next event on Saturday, July 5th.  Leave the beach to the girls and check out some live action ass whoopin’ this 4th of July weekend.

Of course it being Vegas it has to be big.  International fight week starts July 1st and promises fans access to both fighters and octagon girls at various pool parties and of course at Community Day.  Hardcore MMA fans may want to skip out of work a few days early to score some autographs from Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman.  While you and your crew wait for fight night, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to do.

The All-American vs The Dragon.

The All-American vs The Dragon.

Gambling is fair game, and believe it or not there are still casinos in Las Vegas.  With so much focus on clubs and drinking and pool parties, a good run at craps is being overlooked.  Wanna know the best thing about spending the afternoon flipping cards at the Black Jack tables?  The drinks are free, and the girl serving them to you are friendly.  Casino Royale is probably the cheapest on the strip in terms of bet limits, but you can still find $5 and $10 blackjack tables at New York-New York and Luxor to whittle away the days until the match.

Vegaster Tip: Check out The Cromwell. They do have 3 to 2 blackjack tables.

Vegaster Tip: Check out The Cromwell. They do have 3 to 2 blackjack tables.

There’s nothing wrong with you and the guys chilling poolside on a hot Vegas day either.  This is a vacation right?  Wait for the mermaid of your dreams to backstroke by at the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel.  This will fill your 4th of July beach fix with sandy bottom swimming pools in a tropical setting.  With bars, bikinis and blackjack all in one spot, you may have a hard time getting your entourage to put their jock straps back on.

This is not an Oasis, it REHAB at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

This is not an Oasis, it REHAB at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

When jocks want to behold the beauty of Vegas they go all out.  Or is it all off?  The Palomino Club is the only strip club in Sin City where the girls bare it all while drink.  Thank some loophole in the law for this.  Check out this deal: Exclusive Palomino transportation, VIP entry and 8 pitchers of beer for 400 dollars.  Beer and bare babes?  Now that’s VIP table service.

No photos allowed.

No photos allowed.

If that’s a bit much booty for you and your team, check out Blondie’s Sports Bar instead.  The wait-staff keeps their clothes on, but they are still very easy on the eyes.  A 20 dollar happy hour gets you all you can drink draft beer served to you by a sexy cheerleader.  With a full menu, full bar and T.V.’s in every corner, this is the place to watch the UFC weigh ins on the 4th.

Found in the heart of the Miracle Mile of Shops (Planet Hollywood)

Found in the heart of the Miracle Mile of Shops (Planet Hollywood)

Score a submission at International Fight Week and make this a man-cation that blows away all others.  With an ultimate fight should come ultimate Vegas ventures for your entire team of sports fans. Vegaster is in your corner, so go get'em champ.

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