Anaheim Ducks Fan Wins Ultimate VIP Vegas Experience
Bashar Samman has been a Ducks fan since the hockey club began playing in 1993. Bashar saw the Ducks VIP Vegas Experience sweepstakes advertised on Facebook and had to enter. The chance to win a trip to Las Vegas on a private jet, suite at the Bellagio, Ducks gear and VIP seats to the Ducks vs. Golden Knights game at the T-Mobile Arena on February 19 was too much to resist!
Bashar wasn’t expecting to get a phone call telling him he’d won– in fact, his immediate thought was that someone was pranking or trying to scam him. Along with his fiancée, Veronica Gil, and four of their closest friends – including their Best Man and Maid of Honor – would soon be on a private jet heading for Vegas to watch the Ducks in VIP style. Bashar shares details about his VIP experience and the trip of a lifetime.
MERCURY: What was the first thing you did once you landed in Vegas and traveled to your hotel? Anything additional to add about your time in Vegas?
Bashar: It’s Vegas, of course we had to gamble. We also checked out Top Golf, ate some great food at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and had a VIP access at Hyde Lounge where we enjoyed close up views of the Bellagio fountains.
MERCURY: How was your hotel stay in Vegas? Tell us about the suites.
Bashar: Our suites at the Bellagio were amazing. It was definitely the nicest suite I’ve ever stayed in. The view was beautiful and had an amazing view of the strip and the Bellagio fountains. We also had access to a balcony to get a better view. The suites were huge and included 2 master bedrooms each with a “his and her bathroom” in each room with a steam room and hot tub.
MERCURY: What was it like to go to the game and how were the seats?
Bashar: The entire experience was surreal, from the limo ride to the arena to the VIP lounge before the game to our seats. The game was definitely more intense from our seats. The seats were amazing because we were so close to the action. We were near the glass and the goalie so we were able to enjoy the sounds, hits, and goals of the game a lot more than we normally do.
MERCURY: What was the best part of your VIP experience?
Bashar: We witnessed some stellar gameplay from the Ducks so the best part was shutting out the Knights! The Ducks played one heck of a game for their VIP guests!
MERCURY: Any additional comments?
Bashar: This was a once in a lifetime experience and I feel so lucky to have experienced with my friends and the Anaheim Ducks!