Donald Trump Visits Red Rock Casino with UFC’s Dana White, Meets YouTuber SteveWillDoIt

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White (pictured in 2018) were spotted together at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. That was just hours before the UFC 290 event at the city’s T-Mobile Arena on July 8, which the pair also attended.

The Red Rock Casino is the flagship casino of Red Rock resorts, owned by the Fertitta brothers, Frank and Lorenzo, who are big financial backers of Trump’s political campaigns.

The billionaire siblings have donated more than $5 million to various Trump-owned or backed initiatives, including helping fund the inauguration after Trump’s 2016 election win.

While at the casino, Trump and White also met with YouTube star Stephen Deleorardis, aka SteveWillDoIt. The NELK Boys member has more than five million social media followers, and has also been an outspoken supporter of Trump.

“Always nice to run into the next president of the United States at my favorite casino @redrockcasino MOST people are afraid to publicly support Donald Trump. I am not that guy,” Deleorardis said on Twitter.

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A High-Stakes Meeting

Trump and White visiting the casino together before the high-profile UFC fight night was probably no coincidence. The former President is attempting to drum up support for his potential campaign to return to office, and Dana White and the Fertitta brothers are two high-profile backers.

Billionaire UFC owner White also has a long-standing friendship with Trump, having publicly supported him during his presidential campaigns.

In an interesting side note, the Fertittas made one of the biggest profit sales in sports history in 2017 when they completed transfer of their shares in the UFC to White for a $5 billion total consideration.

The pair had bought the then-struggling mixed martial arts combat sports league for $2 million in 2001. 15 years later, it had become a several billion-dollar franchise, and one of the world’s fastest-growing sports leagues.

Also waiting to see Trump at the casino was Deleorardis.

The YouTuber, who had previously met Trump thanks to Dana White, was waiting for the former president at the casino. Upon seeing SteveWillDoIt, Trump expressed his admiration for the YouTube star on camera.

 “Oh, I love this guy! How are you? Are you okay?” he said.

Trump has been interviewed by SteveWillDoIt on several occasions, including one YouTube video that was removed by the platform after racking up 7.5 million views in a week.

High-Profile Events

Red Rock Casino, owned by the Fertitta brothers, has a history of attracting high-profile figures.

Frank and Lorenzo are well-known figures in the casino and entertainment industry. They cofounded Station Casinos, which owns Red Rock.

They regularly feature on lists of the world’s richest families, such as the Forbes Magazine 2023 rich list. They are often alongside their cousin, Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Golden Nugget casino chain and the Houston Rockets NBA team.

The Red Rock Casino Las Vegas has become a popular spot for celebrities and influential figures, offering a luxurious and private setting slightly tucked away from the bustling Las Vegas Strip.

The weekend’s highly reported encounter between Trump, White, and SteveWillDoIt further cements Red Rock’s status as a destination for high-profile conservatives.

After the casino visit, Trump took a front row seat at UFC 290, just a few miles away. There, the former President mingled with other VIPs like MMA commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan and celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

On the night, Alexander Volkanovski beat Yair Rodriguez for the featherweight title in the main event. However, the highlight of the show (outside of the celebrity attendees) was the co-main event fight of Alexandre Pantoja vs Brandon Moreno. The aging Pantoja, 33, was the upset decision victor in a grueling but entertaining slugfest.

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