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.
.@CaesarsEnt becomes the first founding partner of the #LasVegas Stadium, future home to the @Raiders via an unprecedented 15-year deal. We look forward to bringing the Caesars experience to the fans of #RaiderNation through a variety of stadium events. https://t.co/tzzHAlshFv pic.twitter.com/e7n3HLeSL7— CaesarsEntertainment (@CaesarsEnt) November 1, 2018
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.
Caesars Entertainment announces a 15-year partnership with Raiders and will be the first founding partner of the of the Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders.— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) November 1, 2018
Just yesterday, the New York Jets forged a partnership with MGM Grand Casinos
Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will be a founding partner for the Las Vegas Stadium being built by a subsidiary of the Oakland @Raiders. The deal gives Caesars a branded entrance and drop-off zone at the venue and a suite at at the 50-yard line high-rollers can use.— Rick Velotta (@RickVelotta) November 1, 2018
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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