After the Ricky Hatton–Floyd Mayweather fight last December, Tryst instigated a "bottle war" between two high rollers, who were provided with custom-made silk boxing robes and introduced by Michael Buffer (at a cost of $5,000). The winner, a stock trader from London—nicknamed the Fireman for his habit of spritzing Dom Perignon around—ordered $160,000 worth of champagne. The runner-up, a real-estate developer from Memphis, cleared $100,000. Bottles of Dom were being carried out 50 at a time. The club grossed $1 million.You can read the entire article here, which might as well be a fairy tale considering how different it is from real life. (Photo from the club's official site.)
For the antidote, read this article by Josh Dean for Fast Company about the equally flashy life of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre (and his eventual trouble with the US government).
*Previously: Las Vegas' frozen bar.
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