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The Oakland Raiders are already on track to embody the true Las Vegas spirit after announcing the iconic Vegas casino Caesars Palace as the team's first founding partner as part of a 15-year agreement.

For a league like the NFL, that's been noticeably more stubborn to embrace legalized sports gambling and casino partnerships with its team than the NBA or NHL have, this is certainly a blockbuster deal to say the least. 

Just yesterday, the New York Jets forged a partnership with MGM Grand Casinos to primarily operate via mobile applications from within MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. But the NFL making the leap to align a team-connected stake with sports betting in Vegas – the US capital of sports betting – is an entirely different ball game. 

The Raiders will officially make their move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season, but it seems fitting the Silver and Black will arrive in Sin City with a 15-year contract with one of the most iconic casinos waiting for them. 

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