The fight between Mayweather vs Pacquiao which will be in Vegas at an MGM property will be a big show that one cant afford to miss out because MGM honchos are blocking competitors from showing Mayweather vs. Pacquiao …
MGM has an exclusivity deal which blocks rival hotels on the Vegas Strip from showing the fight and that includes in-room, in bars, in the casino … anywhere.
Of course, the fight is happening at the MGM Grand on May 2nd and clearly, the company is looking to completely corner the local market.
Several non-MGM properties which confirmed the blockage and a rep for a major rival hotel said “We aren’t able to air the fight, that’s true. And our guests won’t be able to have it in-room either. It’s a contract the MGM has. Unfortunately, it blacks out non-MGM properties.”
Vegas is expecting hundreds of thousands of people to come in to town for the fight — and now it seems they’ll all have to fight for space at one of the MGM’s 14 Vegas properties.