Shamrock MMA launched their partnership with Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels by presenting "MMA Fight Night" that took place on January 28, 2012, in the Lumiere Theatre. Photographer Jon Gitchoff was there and brings back these photos.
Lumiere Place is the premier gambling and entertainment mecca in downtown St. Louis. It's an immense cathedral to decadence; the 75,000-square-foot gaming floor is crammed with more slot machines, roulette tables and Wheels of Fortune than you can shake a stick at, and you'll find the most fascinating collection of persons in the joint, from grandmas neatly pulling sick stacks of twenties out of the many ATMs to awed, fresh-faced college students popping their casino cherries. Hotel Lumiere is Missouri's one and only AAA Diamond hotel, and the lighting is informed by the incomparable work of Dale Chihuly and the Aqua Lounge boasts local and national touring acts a few nights a week. Casinos don't get much better than this.