The stigma regarding major professional sports leagues doing business in Las Vegas has taken a major blow, thanks to multiple reports that the NHL has decided to place an expansion team in Sin City.
With hockey crossing the baccarat bridge, it becomes easier for the NFL to do the same thing, with the Raiders.
Momentum has been building steadily and significantly over the past few months for a move of the Raiders to Nevada. Only three years ago, the NFL refused to consider the possibility of playing a preseason game in Las Vegas. Just last summer, the league killed a fantasy football convention planned in part by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo because the event was scheduled to be held on property owned by a casino — but not a casino.
But with free money getting more and more scarce when it comes to building football stadiums, the slot machine in Vegas could soon be spewing coins into the already-crowded coffers of the NFL.