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As It Embraces Las Vegas, N.F.L. Is Awash in Gambling Contradictions

When N.F.L. owners voted overwhelmingly last month to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, some of them went out of their way to say the city was no longer the corrupting influence they believed it once was and now very capable of supporting a franchise. The Dallas Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, a prime backer of the move, said the city most closely associated with gambling “is not your father’s Las Vegas.”

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7/20/2017

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7/5/2017

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5/30/2017

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5/24/2017

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5/23/2017

article Loophole would allow Las Vegas fans to gamble from their seats at Raiders’ stadium
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5/17/2017

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5/3/2017

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4/24/2017

article Arrival of Las Vegas Raiders breathes new life into high-speed rail project
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4/18/2017

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4/6/2017

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4/5/2017

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3/29/2017

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3/28/2017

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article Local sports books cheer on Raiders’ move to Las Vegas
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3/27/2017

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3/21/2017

article Owners’ approval of Raiders’ move to Vegas regarded as likely, not definite
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1/30/2017

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article Feeling slighted, Adelson severs ties with Raiders stadium project in Las Vegas
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1/27/2017

article Raiders propose $1 annual rent for new Vegas stadium
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article State, county officials question demands laid in Raiders’ proposed lease
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1/26/2017

article NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: No compromises if Raiders’ Las Vegas move approved
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1/11/2017

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12/20/2016

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12/12/2016

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11/29/2016

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11/25/2016

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11/23/2016

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11/22/2016

article Oakland Mayor: 'Framework Deal' Reached With Developers to Keep Raiders in Oakland
(California) -- The Oakland mayor’s office confirmed Tuesday morning that a "framework deal" has been reached with a development team who wants to keep...

11/15/2016

article Governor wants to wait on NFL approval of Raiders move before fast-tracking freeway projects
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11/14/2016

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11/7/2016

article League believes Sheldon Adelson wants a path to control of the Raiders
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10/27/2016

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10/26/2016

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