Las Vegas Lands Another Major Sports Franchise

The National Football League draft took over the Las Vegas Strip for a few days in late April. Caesars Entertainment (CZR) – Get Caesars Entertainment Inc Report hosted the league’s biggest offseason event at a stage constructed near The Linq, placing the heart of the action near a variety of its properties as well as locations owned by rival MGM Resorts International (MGM) – Get MGM Resorts International Report.

And while just a few years ago, Las Vegas was off-limits to major sports franchises, the new reality had draft-based betting in sight of the stage where the newest draft picks headed for an uncomfortable-looking handshake with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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