Club Gallistico de Isla Verded

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Isla Verde in PR

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JohnBoricua JohnBori…
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Cultural Adventure Jun 04, 2012
My friends & I went to check out the cock fights while vacationing in Condado, Puerto Rico. Having been to PR several times, I was used to watching the fights and enjoy them as a cultural experience. My friends had never been to been to one and did not know what to expect.

The venue was noisy and the locals were yelling at each other as they were taking bets. They have no house to take bets. The bets are made between spectators. Each cock has one of two color bands. The night we went the colors were white & blue. You bet against another patron on blue or white. At the end of the fight, the losing bettor pays the winner. It's all done on honor system. There was no welching. Besides, based on the fact that the place does not exactly attract the high society crowd, you'd be risking bodily harm if you do welch.

The place had the cages where all the cocks were kept and you could view them. The rooms where they prepped the cocks had glass walls so you could see the trainers/owners taping the spikes on the cocks.

The place has wait staff taking food & drink orders. They are akin to boxing ring card girls because they are some of Puerto Rico's finest looking ladies. There is a bar at the top level. They sell souvenirs at a stand on the top level too.

For you animal rights activist types or faint of heart, this is not the place for you. The losing cock often dies. However, when the fight goes past a certain time (15 minutes, I think) the judge declares the winner and both cocks get to fight another day.
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