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Pallone Urges NFL Support for Legalized Sports Betting Following Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

Mar 27, 2017
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement on the announcement of the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, following a 31-1 vote by National Football League (NFL) owners to sanction the move:

“Today, the NFL owners almost unanimously voted to approve the Raiders organization move to Las Vegas.  This move is a clear sign that the league owners’ attitudes toward sports betting has changed.  I hope that following today’s vote, I can count on the support of the NFL and the NFL team owners for my efforts to legalize and regulate sports betting.”