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Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?

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As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn’t likely to come anytime soon. That’s not to say it won’t happen. Several team owners are ready to support the relocation if the right pieces fall into place — and we’re not talking roulette wheels. “I’m pleased they’ve made as much progress as they have,” Texans owner Robert McNair said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings, when…

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U.S. Olympic gold hasn’t made for winning bets in Las Vegas

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Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn’t even bother with them. The bookmakers in Sin City said there’s been little money and few expectations for Olympic sports wagering this year, as the games returned to the betting board after being off-limits for more than a decade in Nevada. “I know that they’re watching. I just know they aren’t betting,”…

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Going for gold isn’t just for athletes anymore

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The Olympic athletes aren’t the only ones going for the gold in Rio. For the first time since the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, bettors in Las Vegas are allowed to wager legally on an Olympic competition. RJ Bell of Pregame.com says much of that money will be spent on men’s basketball even though bookmakers give the Americans an almost 90 percent change of winning the gold medal. So, you’d have to lay down $1,200 on the Americans to earn $100. A $100 wager…

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