Report: Raiders' Vegas move to face some resistance from owners
The Oakland Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas may not be a cakewalk.
Relocating to Las Vegas won't be a cakewalk for the Oakland Raiders.
According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the Raiders are expected to face some resistance from other NFL owners due to the size of the Las Vegas market and gambling concerns. Oakland is a larger and more established market, and it isn't the gambling capital of the world.
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Despite the expected resistance, Florio gives the Raiders' relocation a 75 percent chance of actually happening. The decision will reportedly be made within the next six to nine months. That means the league's owners will meet in Houston this week and again this winter before anything becomes official.
Although some owners have been skeptical of Las Vegas' viability as an NFL market, no owners have provided vocal opposition. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has publicly supported the idea for months. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has warmed up to it only recently.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed the Las Vegas stadium deal into law on Monday, securing the funding for a $1.9 billion construction project that will likely take a couple years to complete. For the Raiders to officially make the move, they will need to get approval by a three-fourths vote of the league's owners.
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