Friday, August 21, 2015

A Family Night of Fun at the MMA Fights: CDA Casino Resort, Here We Come!

When I was a kid, I thought that casinos only existed in the movies and Vegas.  I grew up in a tiny town; population less than 500.  We didn't even have a fast food restaurant.  As a grew older I realized that wasn't the case and I also learned that a casino is so much more than just gambling.  Crazy thing?  That town where I grew up now has a casino just 7 miles away.


Now I can think of three casinos that are within an hour of where I live now and two more within an hour of where I grew up.  One of those casinos is the CDA Casino Resort.  I remember when they started building it and thought... WOW, this casino is going to be huge!

I will have to admit that my husband and I are very impressed with what is available.  The CDA Casino Resort has gaming, restaurants, bars, spa and hotel, shopping, a beautiful golf course, gas station, event center and live events - including great concerts, King of the Cage MMA fights, Thunder from Down Under, Julyamsh, and much more.

Last night, our family went to the CDA Casino to watch the King of the Cage fights.  We all had a great time!  In fact, last night was the third time my husband and I have taken the kids to see the MMA fights at the casino.  The first time, my husband and I went without the kids to get a feel for the atmosphere and whether or not it would be a family-friendly event.  After that, our entire family was hooked!

Of course, there are going to be a few of "those people" that get worked up and overly excited about the fights. Whether it's a bad call by the ref, a low blow, or simply because their guy didn't win.  But let me tell you this... the security at these events is like no other!  We have seen them "in action" twice and it happens in the blink of an eye.  Top notch and on top of their game!

My daughter was able to get her picture taken with Herb Dean last night, too!  It's always fun when you actually get to meet someone in real life that you're seen on tv for so long.

Another one of my favorite reasons to visit the casino is their Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the High Mountain Buffet.  Oh my goodness... it's pure heaven!  I go straight for the crab legs and shrimp.

I love how beautiful, clean, and welcoming the CDA Casino Resort is.  Whether you're on a date, having a girl's night, or with your entire family... you're sure to love it!  After the fights last night, we did a little exploring.  If hubby didn't have to work today, we would have stayed longer.  Next time!


I also appreciate the fact that they give back to the community!  I know that our school (and several others) received backpacks full of school supplies for kids in need last year.  Plus, right now they are giving back to those affected by the wildfires in Kamiah by donating $5,000 in goods and accepting nonperishable foods, blankets, water and toiletries through August 27th.

Be sure to connect with the CDA Casino Resort through their website and social media pages for the latest news, events, and giveaways!  That's right!  They have giveaways for FREE event tickets and hotel stays on their Facebook page that you'll want to be sure to enter!


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I can't say for sure when we will return to the CDA Casino Resort.  But, I do know that we will be back. Hopefully next time we will have more time to stay, play, and explore all that the casino has to offer. 

What is your favorite thing to do at the casino?


Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like so much fun! I do some MMA training and would love to see a real fight.

MrsAshley said...

I didn't realize there was anything else at a casino either. You learn something new everyday!

Jennifer H said...

We don't gamble, but it looks like everyone had a great time!

Liz Mays said...

The CDA Casino Resort sounds so nice. I can see that being a regular trip destination.

Crystal said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun. The casino looks like it's got something for everyone in the family.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a really nice casino. I've always thought it would be super fun to see a MMA fight in person!

Rachel @RunningRachel said...

This looks like a fun place to explore. I have never been to Vegas adn don't gamble... but hte people watching would be fun!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I honestly don't gamble, but it looks like a beautiful place to visit, nonetheless! My parents would probably love to visit there.

Unknown said...

It sounds like you've found your new favorite destination for family night out! What fun!!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Your kids are so lucky to get to enjoy and experience so many different things! You're making memories and that is what they will remember when they grow up!