Sheldon Adelson

NFL approves move of Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas

NFL approves move of Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas

The odds were against Las Vegas from the start — the round-the-clock gambling, its Sin City reputation and a population deemed too small to adequately support a pro football team. For decades, the NFL steered clear of putting a franchise there.

But all that changed Monday.

The NFL, in a resounding 31-1 vote, overcame all its objections and gave the Oakland Raiders approval to move to Las Vegas and build a $1.9-billion domed stadium. This marks the NFL’s third relocation in the last 14 months, coming on the heels of the Rams and the Chargers moving to Los Angeles, and is seen as an extraordinary development for a league that has championed the stability of its...

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