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Panel studying stadium plan in Vegas gets new numbers

A day after Las Vegas won a bid for an NHL expansion team, a governor's panel studying a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium to lure a pro football franchise was greeted Thursday with a pep talk and changing financial figures.

"We are going to find a way to make this work," declared Andy Abboud, a top executive at Las Vegas Sands, the casino company headed by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is pushing for the Oakland Raiders to move to the city.

There was no talk at the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee work session about whether gambling on pro sports is a good idea.

In fact, some casinos around town have already begun taking bets on how...

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