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whipple
11-08-2009, 05:18 PM
I spent some time in Vegas recently and can anyone explain why there isnt any pro teams here for either baseball or football? i mean it would be a pretty good market wouldnt it? in a city of two million they would get a good following not too mention the ammount of tourism too. it just surprised me that even smaller places have teams of some sort but none what so ever in vegas, its not like theyd be short on money either.

GPx
11-08-2009, 05:19 PM
who knows man

bOOgie CurlZ
11-08-2009, 05:22 PM
who knows man

Mac_xX
11-08-2009, 05:23 PM
man who knows

NoS_oUtLaSt
11-08-2009, 05:24 PM
the man knows who

kyleTX
11-08-2009, 05:32 PM
pretty sure it's about the leagues not wanting anything to do with possible gambling scandals that would occur in sin city. There were talks about vegas getting an nba team, but I'm not sure if that's still a possibility.

BarlesCharkley
11-08-2009, 06:36 PM
who knows the man

soccer10stud
11-08-2009, 06:49 PM
the man who knows

AICfan69
11-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Knows the man who... would gamble

DesertSider
11-08-2009, 07:16 PM
A couple reasons. 1. You can't bet on your own team in your own city. If las vegas had a professional team our sportsbooks could not take bets for or against our own teams. 2. Las Vegas doesn't get the TV ratings. There wouldn't be enough fans watching the games every week to make it a good business decision and las vegas is warm all year round so people aren't stuck inside watching sports. Plus with all the casinos and events in town people are out doing other stuff.

I don't remember where I got this information, I read an article or something a long time ago. Maybe google it.

JIGSAW
11-08-2009, 07:21 PM
strong location? ^


where you at?

DesertSider
11-08-2009, 07:25 PM
Southwest moving to Henderson. I'm giving up my condo and moving in with my best friend to save expenses. What about you?

Article on why las vegas doesn't have a pro sports team: http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/23/commentary/sportsbiz/index.htm

sellihca
11-08-2009, 07:27 PM
maybe cuz it's the gambling capital of the world

=T Bone=
11-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Southwest moving to Henderson. I'm giving up my condo and moving in with my best friend to save expenses. What about you?

Article on why las vegas doesn't have a pro sports team: http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/23/commentary/sportsbiz/index.htm

Feet pics?

whipple
11-08-2009, 08:03 PM
thanks for the reply that sucks you guys cant bet on sports but i suppose makes sense now why there arent any teams in vegas if thats the case. cheers