Just saw the Tweet! Mayweather and Pacquiao confirmed their fight today for May 2 in Las Vegas. Like all good Casino event planners, I was thrilled! I’m not necessarily a fan of fighting, but I am a fan of giving our customers what they want, and they love fight night!
This fight is being billed as the richest fight ever because of the amount of money involved. According to The Associated Press, Mayweather could earn $120 million (or more) and Pacquiao will most likely earn $80 million. Add in the profits from tickets, sports betting, and pay-per-view revenue and this event is going to break financial records. I guarantee most Casinos in Reno will have fight night parties or show the fight on the casino floor screens. Oddsmakers are already picking favorites and expect tens of millions to be waged on the fight in Nevada alone.
These two boxers are incredibly popular for various reasons so there is going to be a lot of interest for fight night parties and casino events. We usually show the fights in the Celebrity Showroom at the Nugget Casino Resort and they do quite well. Fans like to watch the fight in the glamorous showroom, it is a fun and unique place to watch fights. Since this is going to be the biggest fight we’ve seen in a long time we might need to move the party to the Ballroom.
Before I start planning this fight night party I’d love some words of wisdom from fight fans. Have you ever gone to a fight night party? Please comment below on what was the best and worst part of the event. Is there anything that would have made it a better experience? I’d bet this fight won’t end in a knock out – but my fight night party will!