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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the Nevada Las Vegas campus and will meet with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials said Thursday.

Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the casino company envisions a public-private partnership to build a $1 billion, 65,000-seat stadium that could be shared by a professional team and UNLV. The Sands would probably partner with other investors and might seek to draw on public revenue sources, such as hotel room tax revenue earmarked for promoting tourism.

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