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NFL Gambling News: To some, staying in Bay Area makes more sense for Oakland Raiders

05.25.2016     08:19 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
While most of the attention on the Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas is centered around gambling, there are a few folks who are questioning whether or not the location is viable. The Bay Area has nearly 8 million people whereas Las Vegas has less than a million.

"That's why we're doing studies on that now to determine whether it's viable," Davis said. "We're not looking to make this something where the fans fly in on weekends for games. For the first year, it would probably be like that, but we want to have a local fan base. That's important to us."

"If you look at demographics around the league, over the next 10 years, the East Bay/San Francisco/San Jose area will grow more than any other NFL market. I think if Mark (Davis) can put together a deal up there, I think he'd rather stay there. I would rather have them stay there if that’s their preference."

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