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(KFFL) Ronald W. Powell, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman contacted the San Diego Chargers this week about the possibility of beginning talks that could end with relocating the Chargers to Las Vegas. The Chargers responded with a letter informing Goodman that their lease with San Diego prohibits them from talking with other cities until Jan. 1. Goodman said Wednesday, April 26, that he is not deterred. Goodman's overture came as a result of the announcement last week by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders that he supports allowing the Chargers to explore relocating to other cities in the county in the team's pursuit of a new stadium.

 
Won't ever happen. If there is a game played in Vegas, gambling is not allowed on that game. No way Vegas gives up gambling on any NFL game.

 
Won't ever happen. If there is a game played in Vegas, gambling is not allowed on that game. No way Vegas gives up gambling on any NFL game.
Not that I think it will happen per se, but the money generated by an NFL team in that city would far outweigh the losses of betting on those particular games. The money generated by a superbowl played in that town alone could be in the hundreds of millions if not billions. Can you imagine going to the superbowl in Vegas!!!!

That kind of scratch is well worth the 8 games per year the casinos would lose on not making odds on home games.

 
The money generated by a superbowl played in that town alone could be in the hundreds of millions if not billions. Can you imagine going to the superbowl in Vegas!!!!
Can you imagine a Super Bowl where Las Vegas couldn't offer one legal bet?Never happen. A team there is unlikely but possible. A Super Bowl there would consitute such a gigantic loss of income for the casinos that it just would never happen.
 
Why wouldn't people be able to bet on a team in Vegas? Someone could throw a game just as easily on one of the other 31 NFL teams.

Now if Adrian Mcphearson was their starting QB I would have some concern. :D

 
Why wouldn't people be able to bet on a team in Vegas?  Someone could throw a game just as easily on one of the other 31 NFL teams.
I believe it is against the law.
I'm not sure what the exact law is. However I have always been under the impression that it was the various professional sports leagues that haven't wanted to affiliate themselves with the Vegas=gambling.I was in Vegas not to long ago, and could of sworn that you could lay down a bet on the Vegas Areana Football Team. If there is a law in place it may be that if the stadium is outside the city limits you could bet on the game.

 
Never happen. There is a reason no major pro sports teams are in Vegas, and the NFL would be the last pro sports league to venture there. Pro sports want to distance themselves from gambling as much as possible.

 
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Why wouldn't people be able to bet on a team in Vegas?  Someone could throw a game just as easily on one of the other 31 NFL teams.
I believe it is against the law.
I'm not sure what the exact law is. However I have always been under the impression that it was the various professional sports leagues that haven't wanted to affiliate themselves with the Vegas=gambling.I was in Vegas not to long ago, and could of sworn that you could lay down a bet on the Vegas Areana Football Team. If there is a law in place it may be that if the stadium is outside the city limits you could bet on the game.
I know for a fact that you can't get action on UNLV in Vegas, nor the MWC tourney as long as UNLV is in. I'm pretty sure it is because of statute, but I can't say with certainty.
 
Why wouldn't people be able to bet on a team in Vegas?  Someone could throw a game just as easily on one of the other 31 NFL teams.
I believe it is against the law.
I'm not sure what the exact law is. However I have always been under the impression that it was the various professional sports leagues that haven't wanted to affiliate themselves with the Vegas=gambling.I was in Vegas not to long ago, and could of sworn that you could lay down a bet on the Vegas Areana Football Team. If there is a law in place it may be that if the stadium is outside the city limits you could bet on the game.
I know for a fact that you can't get action on UNLV in Vegas, nor the MWC tourney as long as UNLV is in. I'm pretty sure it is because of statute, but I can't say with certainty.
I'm not positive either......I could of sworn I saw the Las Vegas whatevers on the AFL board in the Sport Book. UNLV is within the city limits though isn't it?? Does their AFL team play outside the city limits????
 
I think Pony is referring to a NCAA rule, but I agree that the NFL would want to distance themselves away from the gambling. I would think that we would hear about a Super Bowl in Vegas (new stadium) if it was not an issue.

 
I think Pony is referring to a NCAA rule, but I agree that the NFL would want to distance themselves away from the gambling. I would think that we would hear about a Super Bowl in Vegas (new stadium) if it was not an issue.
No, I thought it was a statute enacted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
 
What if the team was outside of Vegas, ala the Detroit Pistons of Auburn Hills? Call them the Nevada Whatevers and play an hour from Vegas.

 
I live in Nevada. The laws were changed a few years ago regarding college sports, we can now bet on UNLV and UNR in all sports. That is not to say that pro sports would be the same, but it is now definitely ok for NCAA betting.

The Maloofs (sp?) of the Sacramento Kings have been the talk of the rumour mill regarding a move to Vegas since they opened their casino.

I could see this happening.

 
"Goodman's overture came as a result of the announcement last week by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders that he supports allowing the Chargers to explore relocating to other cities in the county in the team's pursuit of a new stadium. "

Living in SoCal, I was not aware that Las Vegas was in our county.

 
The money generated by a superbowl played in that town alone could be in the hundreds of millions if not billions.  Can you imagine going to the superbowl in Vegas!!!!
Can you imagine a Super Bowl where Las Vegas couldn't offer one legal bet?Never happen. A team there is unlikely but possible. A Super Bowl there would consitute such a gigantic loss of income for the casinos that it just would never happen.
Good point (if the law/statute holds true). I hadn't considered that. I suppose they could just not host a superbowl, like many of the other NFL cities.However, as far as getting a team there, I could still see it happening. Vegas is one of the top 10 growing US Cities and could easily support a team. In fact, since 1990 Vegas has gone from the 63rd most populous city to the 29th. If the league wanted to do it (and that's a very big if) a franchise in Vegas could be very successful.

 
The money generated by a superbowl played in that town alone could be in the hundreds of millions if not billions.  Can you imagine going to the superbowl in Vegas!!!!
Can you imagine a Super Bowl where Las Vegas couldn't offer one legal bet?Never happen. A team there is unlikely but possible. A Super Bowl there would consitute such a gigantic loss of income for the casinos that it just would never happen.
Good point (if the law/statute holds true). I hadn't considered that. I suppose they could just not host a superbowl, like many of the other NFL cities.However, as far as getting a team there, I could still see it happening. Vegas is one of the top 10 growing US Cities and could easily support a team. In fact, since 1990 Vegas has gone from the 63rd most populous city to the 29th. If the league wanted to do it (and that's a very big if) a franchise in Vegas could be very successful.
I wouldn't even think they would need to change the law. The Redskins play in Landover, Giants and Jets play in New Jersey. Put em a half hour outside of Vegas, and call them the Vegas High Rollers.....
 
I live in Nevada. The laws were changed a few years ago regarding college sports, we can now bet on UNLV and UNR in all sports. That is not to say that pro sports would be the same, but it is now definitely ok for NCAA betting.
:thumbup: Thanks for the clarification.
 

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