Posts Tagged Las Vegas

Celebrities: fight-watching, betting and making Vegas money

Mariah Carey is seen at her Official Welcome to Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celebrities are taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup just like everyone else. Unlike most of us, some of the stars are close friends of the fighters, can scoff at a $100,000 wager or a $10,000 ticket and will get to be center stage on the Las Vegas club scene during a weekend where watchers are willing to pony up $50,000 for a table.

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Pacquiao a hero in Filipino communities ready to celebrate

Fans cheer before the weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas. Filipino communities are all ready to celebrate Manny Pacquiao as he stars in the world's most anticipated boxing match which is scheduled for May 2. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Filipino communities are ready to celebrate Manny Pacquiao as he stars in the world’s most anticipated boxing match.

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Richest fight ever is also a gold mine for Vegas bookies

Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Days before the fight, one Manny Pacquiao believer had already put $500,000 on his man in the MGM Grand sports book.

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Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

In this April 12, 2014, file photo, Timothy Bradley, center, hangs onto Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, as referee Kenny Bayless moves in to separate them during a WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Bayless will be the third man in the ring at the richest fight in boxing history. The respected referee has officiated several bouts involving both fighters, and Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says he isn’t worried about Bayless’ tendency to break fighters out of clinches early when Pacquiao attempts to pin down the elusive Floyd Mayweather, Saturday, May 2, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

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Casino win on Las Vegas Strip pulls statewide numbers down

LAS VEGAS (AP) — March Madness could only do so much.

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