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This Week in Gambling: America's birthday and America's pastime

29 June 2023

By J. Todd

During This Week in Gambling’s edition, J. Todd takes a look at the Las Vegas baseball stadium deal.

After a lot of back-and-forth and a few tense days, the Nevada Legislature finally approved the Las Vegas baseball stadium. This means that part of the $1.5 billion project will come from public funding, although MLB still has to approve the team move.

After making minor alterations to the bill that had previously received a 13-8 vote of approval in the Senate on Tuesday, the State Assembly passed the final version of the Las Vegas ballpark legislation, which allocated $380 million in taxpayer funds fora new Vegas baseball stadium. The Assembly vote resulted in a 25-15 outcome.

The governor’s office did not immediately respond to The Associated Press’ requests for comments on Wednesday night about the new Las Vegas ballpark. In a statement issued by the team, the A’s expressed their anticipation of Governor Lombardo’s signature securing the Las Vegas baseball stadium as the next crucial step in their endeavor to relocate the Athletics franchise to the city.

If this deal happens it will mean an end to the Tropicana Las Vegas. That property sits on 35 prime acres of real estate on the Strip, and if you believe those in charge then the proposed ballpark would only need about nine acres. The remaining land would probably be used to build another casino, possibly a new Bally’s or Tropicana.

J. Todd
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