Las Vegas may finally land a professional sports franchise

Everyone knows that Sheldon Adelson is one of the richest guys in the world,” Ralston said. “I guess we’re approaching the two-minute warning.”

But it may not be gambling that stops the NFL from lacing up in Vegas. I haven’t been spoken to by anyone as I was spoken to by him since I was a plebe at West Point.”

Foley’s website is already advertising season tickets. The NHL’s Board of Governors, which must vote to approve any expansion, is now scheduled to convene there just hours before.

“I have been looking forward to it my whole life, Vegas’ first professional sports team,” said hockey fan Tom Mullin.

This lifelong Green Bay Packers fan said crucial decisions must be made by an end-of-July deadline or the clock may run out.

“And the arena wasn’t built. “And we’re really, really close.”

One of those elected officials is Steve Sisolak, who chairs the Clark County Commission, which would have to approve any NFL stadium deal.

But the NHL — not the NFL — may score first. “It’s a lot of money, but it’s going to be fun.”

Foley is a multi-millionaire businessman who grew grew up in Ottawa, Canada, playing hockey. He’s felt a “seismic shift” in how gambling is perceived nationwide and by those who lead professional sports leagues.

“The public relations of it are a nightmare. AEG and MGM opened the up-to-20,000-seat arena just off the Las Vegas strip in April. That’s pretty good, wasn’t it? I like that,” Foley said. Money could sack the deal.

Foley’s toughest sales job to the league may be Las Vegas itself. Las Vegas has long been the gambling capital of America, but it now wants to become a big-time sports town, reports CBS News’ Mark Albert.

Casino magnet Sheldon Adelson has dealt himself in. Jon Ralston has covered politics there for 30 years. Last year, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made this admission about gambling: “It’s good for business, I don’t want to hide from that… “I have been spoken to by the commissioner at various times when I did not do exactly what he wanted to do. I don’t think daily fantasy is (gambling).”

Not one dime of public money went into construction of the $375 million facility, but lots of people have anted-up.

“We’ve always been a tourist city. The Raiders would contribute $500 million, while Adelson and his partners chip in $150 million. “It’d be hard to get on.”

Die-hard hockey fans like Eric Biro are among the 14,000 who paid to be on Bill Foley’s season ticket list. Real difficult,” Sisolak said. that it creates more engagement.”

“So for you, it’s a non-starter if the NFL or the Raiders were to get 100 percent of concessions, 100 percent of parking and 100 percent of naming rights?” Albert asked.

“A lot of arguments will be made. And 90 percent of NFL franchises also now have ad agreements with daily fantasy sites DraftKings or FanDuel.

“You convinced people to give you money for tickets to a team that doesn’t exist?” Albert asked.

“This is my mission. It’s been holding events showcasing entertainers and was built to host an NHL or NBA team.

“If they get 100 percent of the revenue and only put in $650 million, it’s going to be difficult. If you’re going to divert that much, why not use it for some of the real needs that are here — schools, roads, etc.?” Ralston said.

“I think $750 million without some type of return is a little bit too much for the taxpayer to shoulder,” Sisolak said. In fact, Foley said 14,000 people have put down deposits of at least $150 each.

And it would define Bill Foley.. “Maybe I can sell some other things.”

Even in Vegas, where the wagers are big and the odds even bigger, Bill Foley has made one heck of a bet.

The Oakland Raiders’ proposal, presented in April by owner Mark Davis, bets on $750 million from the public to help build a $1.4 billion domed stadium complex on a lot near the Las Vegas strip. I’m going to be the majority owner of the tea,” Foley said, adding that he wouldn’t confirm or deny that it would cost him $500 million. “I’m skeptical, but I’m optimistic at the same time.”

“The real question I think is, is Vegas still toxic?” Ralston said.

Sisolak hopes the NFL and the Raiders will budge to reduce the amount of public money needed.

Foley’s sales pitch to fans and the NHL includes brand new T-Mobile Arena. Pro hockey’s annual awards show is June 22 in Vegas. The West Point graduate now wants to drop the puck in his adopted hometown.

“If this opportunity slips away and the Raiders were to find a new home, I don’t think you’re going to see another opportunity come available for a long time,” Sisolak said. The cash would come from increasing the tax on hotel stays and would be the most public money spent on any of the past 11 NFL stadiums.

Ken Boehlke created the site Sinbin.Vegas to track every minute development.

On the gridiron, an estimated $95 billion is wagered every year on NFL and college football games. We’ve never had something that we can say, ‘This is what defines Las Vegas.’ And an NHL team would define Las Vegas,” Boehlke said.

“I’m not a patient man, but I’ve learned patience,” Foley said. But the deal would have to be struck this summer, in an election year.

Foley said he’s now out of the penalty box, with his goal finally in sight.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged as much last month, saying: “All of us have evolved a little bit on gambling… “For him to ask the public to pony up $750 million when he’s worth $28 billion, that’s just not going to fly — not just with the public, but with the elected officials.”

Ralston said this would be “very difficult.”

Sin City is betting on a makeover. I’m never going to do that again. He said he put down $600 “because I want to have a hockey team.”

“I am the man that wants to bring hockey to the desert,” Foley said

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NBA’s Silver: Legalize sports gambling – Nov. 14, 2014 by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney November 14, 2014: 2:46 PM ET

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More interest means even better ratings for what has increasingly become the most valuable programming on television.

Fantasy sports is a form of sports gambling which is allowed under current law.

But beyond those kinds of sponsorship deals, the leagues are betting that the biggest side benefit that gambling will generate is greater interest in their sport.

But there are already some signs of a change of heart at the NFL, the same league that once banned Vegas tourism commercials from the Super Bowl lest it be seen as endorsing gambling.

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Silver was acknowledging what has been obvious in the world of sports for decades: people like to gamble on their favorite games, and will find ways to do so, no matter what the law says.

In the Op-Ed, Silver called on Congress to change the law prohibiting sports gambling in most of the country since 1992. That’s also the main reason that despite being an attractive and growing market, no major sports team is based in Las Vegas. the stock market

Leagues have opposed sports betting because of the possibility it could compromise their games’ integrity — a big concern ever since the thrown World Series in 1919, where Chicago players conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the games.

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The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA did not have a comment Friday on Silver’s position.

“I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated,” he said.

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The NBA announced its own partnership deal with FanDuel on Thursday that grants it an equity stake in the site. And that means even bigger broadcast rights deals for the leagues, which is where the big money lies.

Silver says it is important to protect the integrity of games, but argues that it would be easier, not tougher, with legalized gambling. And the New England Patriots already have a deal with a rival site DraftKings.

“Gambling has increasingly become a popular and accepted form of entertainment in the United States,” Silver wrote in an Op-Ed Friday in The New York Times.

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced a marketing agreement with FanDuel, which runs daily fantasy games. It is estimated to be a $1.4 billion a year business.

“Most states offer lotteries,” He wrote