The Oakland Raiders received a tremendous bit of news as it relates to their potential move to Las Vegas. Nevada legislature approved a $750 million expenditure this week to help fund the proposed Raiders stadium in Las Vegas.
— Ian Cull (@NBCian) October 12, 2016
Earlier in the day, Jason Cole of Bleacher reported the main thing now standing in the way of Oakland making their way to Las Vegas is the NFL owners voting to approve the move.
“The chief concern is about how the Raiders will share revenue with developer and casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson.”
We covered this potential pitfall on Monday, and there are some interesting layers to this story that might prove problematic.
Essentially, Adelson has had dealings with shady characters in the past, and he could potentially try to strong-arm his way to a bigger slice of the pie than league owners would like (more on that here).
Still, the city of Las Vegas has made it clear that the Raiders would be welcomed with open arms.
There appears to be more positive momentum building for this potential move than there are reasons to believe it won’t work.
With that in mind, especially if the commission does indeed approve the $750 million to help fund the Raiders stadium, it seems likely the move will happen.