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Europe vs. USA Showdown Set for Mandalay Bay

MATCHROOM SPORT is excited to announce that Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, one of the premium resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, will host the 24th annual Mosconi Cup taking place from December 4 – 7, 2017. Making its ninth appearance in Las Vegas, the Mosconi Cup is pool’s biggest brand as two five-man teams representing the USA and Europe go head-to-head in a series of singles and doubles matches.
 
Televised throughout the four days of competition, the event is aired live in an incredible 144 countries around the world, including Sky Sports in the UK and Eleven Sports Network in the USA.
 
Mandalay Bay is one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most striking properties. Set on 120 lush acres near the south end of The Strip, the resort boasts more than 3,300 rooms and over 40 restaurants, bars and lounges. Mandalay Bay will play the perfect host the biggest event in cue sports. 
 
With total domination by Team Europe in recent times – America last held the Cup aloft in 2009 – the American squad will be counting on some big home support in an arena set up to take the biggest crowd in United States Mosconi Cup history.
 
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn commented, “I’ve stayed at Mandalay Bay many times over the years and I’m very excited to be bringing the Mosconi Cup there in December. Crowds have grown year-on-year both in Europe and Las Vegas and we will be looking to smash attendance records this year. It’s always very exciting to be taking the Mosconi Cup to a new venue and we will be working very hard with the Mandalay Bay team over the coming months to make this one to remember.”
 
Chris Baldizan, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment Booking and Development for MGM Resorts International, said, “MGM Resorts and Matchroom Sport have had an incredible relationship over the years and we look forward to hosting this premier billiards event at Mandalay Bay in December. The Mosconi Cup has been held on The Strip in the past so when we heard they wanted to return to Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay seemed like a natural fit to host this year’s event. There will be a lot of excitement among the competitors as well as the guests who travel from all over the world for this international championship event.”
 
Information on how to purchase tickets to pool’s number one event will be made available shortly.
 
For discounted room rates at MGM Resort’s Las Vegas properties, please follow this link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/mosconilv17
 
 
For More Information:
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: luke.riches@matchroom.com 
Lisa Campos, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino: lcampos@mgmresorts.com
 
About Matchroom Sport
Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the Mosconi Cup is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.
 
About Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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