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Does Vegas negate home field advantage?

I'd spring for a plane ticket to Vegas if they were playing Green Bay.
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und2006 wrote:Does Vegas negate home field advantage?

I'd spring for a plane ticket to Vegas if they were playing Green Bay.

That's the cool part of having a team in Vegas. It will be just another good attraction if you happen to go to annually like many do, myself included.
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und2006 wrote:Does Vegas negate home field advantage?


Definitely. No more Black Hole. :(

Of course that might be the name of the on-site strip club GDMK wiki-referenced
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und2006 wrote:Does Vegas negate home field advantage?

I'd spring for a plane ticket to Vegas if they were playing Green Bay.


Unless Raider fans sign up for 60% plus of tickets per game, sadly yes I think. That might ironically boost attendance and sellouts though. I can see LV giving on one hand and taking away with the other.

I hope that visiting teams minimize the amount of time they spend in LV to minimize distractions, such as arriving on a Saturday night instead of Friday/Saturday morning. Does that give t he Raiders an advantage?
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und2006 wrote:Does Vegas negate home field advantage?


Definitely. No more Black Hole. :(

Of course that might be the name of the on-site strip club GDMK wiki-referenced


GodDamnitMcKay, post the link. :lol: :P :wink:


And then, there is this.

Sapphire Strip Club sent the details of the offer made if the Raiders relocate to TMZ.

"If the Raiders do indeed relocate to Las Vegas, all team members will receive free lap dances and limo transportation at the best-voted, world's largest, and most iconic gentlemen's club in Las Vegas," Sapphire said in a statement.

Free lap dances could cut into practice time.

Obviously, for research purposes, I had to check out Sapphire's website to see what this offer's all about. The good news for Raiders players is that this place is open "24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."

On the other hand, the bad news for Raiders players is that this place is open "24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."


The sole positive I can see is this could be used as a free bonus to potential FA. :lol:
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And this:
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/mar/2 ... -booty-br/
When politicians and Raiders brass touted new business opportunities tied to a planned NFL stadium in Las Vegas, they probably didn’t have this in mind.


On Monday, Dennis Hof announced plans to build his seventh brothel in Nevada, a Raiders-themed establishment called Pirate’s Booty tied to the projected 2020 opening of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium.

NFL owners voted 31-1 on Monday to let the team move from Oakland to Las Vegas.

The brothel would be located 90 miles outside of Las Vegas in Crystal, just North of Pahrump in Nye County. Hof’s Love Ranch South is also located in the small town.

“I’ve had a license for a seventh brothel near Las Vegas for some time now, but I was waiting for the right time to launch another house of debauchery,” Hof said. “The Raiders coming to Vegas will mean big business for me, so my next sex den will honor the ‘Men in Black’ and their ‘Raider Nation.’”

Hof said Raiders players and staff would receive 50 percent off services at his Las Vegas-area brothels and would get additional VIP service at the Pirate’s Booty.

“The VIP section will be exclusively available to Raiders players and other high-profile athletes and staffed with over 20 cheerleader-garbed working girls,” he said.
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I was going to suggest that the 8 hour drives, air travel times cheap or not, and over night stays for 8 additional road games away from family would get old and pricey for many of those fans who are in Oakland, but if by wearing black and silver there's going to be all the hooch and hookers you can handle then who knows maybe it'll all work out for them. Or not.
It might be easier to stop in LA instead of driving past it. I hear they have two new teams looking for fans.
Either way the Raiders have moved on and will be fine.
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I'm not a fan of the Las Vegas gambling. I've been to Vegas, once. My impression was that the casinoes all stink of stale cigarettes (and I don't smoke). The strip of casinos are not all that interesting to look at. There are too many drunks stumbling around. It is way too hot. There are too many strange scams to separate you from money. The overwhelming presence of naked women as part of commerce is really not my thing ... I love naked women, but not as a commercial transaction.

I won some money playing craps. You have to watch out in casinos, the odds change everywhere. And they will let you place a stupid bet.

"Hooch and hookers" ... and a plane ticket, and a football ticket. That sounds like a crazy waste of time and money to me.
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I love me some Pai Gow. Gambling with old Asian ladies who barely speak English is where it's at.

Vegas used to be alot better. The Strip is just a waste of money and they ruined Downtown with their dumb zip lines and light show.

The last time I was there I felt like Captain Murtaugh.
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I haven't heard one way or the other but will the Sports Books keep Raiders home games on the board once they move?
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votingmachine wrote:I'm not a fan of the Las Vegas gambling. I've been to Vegas, once. My impression was that the casinoes all stink of stale cigarettes (and I don't smoke). The strip of casinos are not all that interesting to look at. There are too many drunks stumbling around. It is way too hot. There are too many strange scams to separate you from money. The overwhelming presence of naked women as part of commerce is really not my thing ... I love naked women, but not as a commercial transaction.

I won some money playing craps. You have to watch out in casinos, the odds change everywhere. And they will let you place a stupid bet.

"Hooch and hookers" ... and a plane ticket, and a football ticket. That sounds like a crazy waste of time and money to me.

We pretty much go every year. We were up there last November so we could avoid the heat. The cigarette smell isn't nearly as bad as it used to be....better filtration I guess. The one thing that has seemed to get worse year by year.....is the growing amount of homeless people laying all over the streets. I actually gave money to some retired vets we met. Talked to them for awhile to hear how they ended up like this. Sad stuff really. Going back up in May, so I hope things are getting better in that regard.

BTW...Washington D.C. is just as bad, if not worse.
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votingmachine wrote:I'm not a fan of the Las Vegas gambling. I've been to Vegas, once. My impression was that the casinoes all stink of stale cigarettes (and I don't smoke). The strip of casinos are not all that interesting to look at. There are too many drunks stumbling around. It is way too hot. There are too many strange scams to separate you from money. The overwhelming presence of naked women as part of commerce is really not my thing ... I love naked women, but not as a commercial transaction.

I won some money playing craps. You have to watch out in casinos, the odds change everywhere. And they will let you place a stupid bet.

"Hooch and hookers" ... and a plane ticket, and a football ticket. That sounds like a crazy waste of time and money to me.

We pretty much go every year. We were up there last November so we could avoid the heat. The cigarette smell isn't nearly as bad as it used to be....better filtration I guess. The one thing that has seemed to get worse year by year.....is the growing amount of homeless people laying all over the streets. I actually gave money to some retired vets we met. Talked to them for awhile to hear how they ended up like this. Sad stuff really. Going back up in May, so I hope things are getting better in that regard.

BTW...Washington D.C. is just as bad, if not worse.

The cigarette smoke smell was probably at the top of my negatives. I've gotten used to the idea that inside spaces are smoke free. I lived thru the change in the world from complete accommodation to smokers to the current pervasive non-smokers environment. And I like it better now that I don't have that smoke around. We stayed at Ceaser's Palace in a non-smoking room, on a non-smoking floor, and the room also smelled like smoke to me.

I stayed at the "Buffalo Thunder" hotel/casino in Santa Fe last year, and walked thru the casino. It confirmed my impression of casinos as far as smell ... that casino reeked. Casinos in Vegas allow smoking. I'm not that much interested in placing bets that have odds against me, and to do so where the environment is nasty is crazy.
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But I can see how the Vegas casino-resorts could really benefit from the Raiders. Buy 200 season tickets and have package deals for every home game ... put 100 rooms into travel packages and put an ad in the home papers of visiting teams. Toss in a shuttle that goes from the casino to the game and back ... maybe have a double-or-nothing bet available that lets you bet the game on your team. Your team covers the spread and your trip is free. Lose ... uh-oh.
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votingmachine wrote:But I can see how the Vegas casino-resorts could really benefit from the Raiders. Buy 200 season tickets and have package deals for every home game ... put 100 rooms into travel packages and put an ad in the home papers of visiting teams. Toss in a shuttle that goes from the casino to the game and back ... maybe have a double-or-nothing bet available that lets you bet the game on your team. Your team covers the spread and your trip is free. Lose ... uh-oh.


Sounds like a good deal.

I'm more likely to go to a Raiders game in Vegas than a Chargers game in L.A. I think it would be a fun weekend. But I like to gamble, so there's that.

The smoke smell isn't as bad as it used to be, and I still enjoy hearing the slot machines (though I'm a card player).
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NHL Las Vegas owner not real happy about the Raiders to Vegas move....

Las Vegas became a two-sport major league town Monday and the Vegas Golden Knights owner seems a bit perturbed by that.

Bill Foley, who laid down a $500 million fee to the NHL to create an expansion team in Sin City and is privately funding the Golden Knights’ stadium, publicly congratulated Raiders owner Mark Davis on that team’s approved relocation. Then Foley questioned the move on the radio program Vegas Hockey Hotline with Brian Blessing.

“I felt like there were a lot better ways to spend $750 million than bringing the Raiders to Las Vegas,” said Foley, the Golden Knights chairman and CEO. “We could spend it on police, firefighters and teachers and have them all be the best in the country. But I guess we’re going to spend it on the Raiders. … If I had complete control of the situation, I would not have opted to have the Raiders come here. But I didn’t, so I welcome them.”
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Foley did indeed welcome the Raiders in a statement released earlier Monday.

“On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights family, I would like to welcome and congratulate Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders on their relocation to the great city of Las Vegas,” Foley said. “It truly is an exciting time to be from Las Vegas. There is only a select group of cities in North America that are home to both an NHL and an NFL franchise and Vegas is now one of them. This alone should be a great source of pride for our community and our fans. Las Vegas has always been one of the most popular destination cities in the world and it is now emerging as a premier location for major league professional sports.”


I can't say I blame him.
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