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Oakland Raiders file application with NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

Oakland Raiders file application with NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have pushed their chips to the middle of the table, intending to relocate to Las Vegas.

The club formally alerted the NFL on Thursday, submitting a relocation application and officially taking the first step toward a market the league has long avoided, the city being synonymous with gambling.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval tweeted that Raiders owner Mark Davis “is a man of his word,” and called the development a “significant step” toward bringing a team to the state.

There are strong indications that owners have grown far more comfortable with putting a franchise there, and the league is not encouraged that  there is a stadium...

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