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Vegas a hockey town? Bet on it!

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All 30 NBA teams to compete

NBA Summer League began in 2004 with six NBA teams playing a total of 13 games.

NBA Summer League has a rich history of showcasing the NBA’s future stars. Golden State Warriors teammates and Kia NBA MVP winners Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant competed in Las Vegas before their rookie seasons. Other former participants include eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets, five-time All-Star Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and five-time All-Star John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
UFC International Fight Week
July 3-8
Las Vegas (multiple locations)
Rockets Over the River
July 4
Laughlin
River Regatta
August 11
Laughlin
2018 South Point 400 Weekend
September 13-16
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Life Is Beautiful
September 21-23
Downtown Las Vegas

Senior Softball World Masters
September 14-16 & 21-30
Las Vegas
(multiple locations)

Monster Energy Cup
October 13
Sam Boyd Stadium

NHRA Toyota Nationals
October 25-28
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

VEGAS BUZZ
Golden Knights impact on betting this season
On CBS Sports HQ, SportsLine expert Kenny White joins Chris Hassel to break down how the Knights have impacted betting during their run...Watch
"We needed to make the team more competitive at the outset than prior expansions because we're in the salary cap era. This was the first expansion in the salary cap era, and as we afford all of our clubs an opportunity to be competitive, it wouldn't have made any sense to not have the expansion team the same way"
- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
The Vegas Golden Knights, Once 500-1, Are A Golden Ticket
Among those who bet before the National Hockey League season on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup, 99.99% simply wanted the ticket as a keepsake from the team’s inaugural season....Read More
Vegas? VEGAS!
Written from the player’s perspective (David Perron, #57) of being drafted and team. I hung up the phone, and all I could see was water. ...Read More
"The open is unbelievable. I've got to admit it, I do enjoy the open sometimes better than the first period"
- ESPN's Barry Melrose
Las Vegas needs more sports — and sports needs more Vegas
Amid all that boring talk about loaded hockey expansion rules or even chatter of whether Cinderella has relocated to the desert, the incredible current run of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights has taught us a couple of unmissable lessons....Read More
INDUSTRY BUZZ
So Do NBA, MLB And NHL Now Own Parts Of Gambling Companies?
You could already argue that pro sports leagues own portions of gambling companies, depending on where you come down on daily fantasy sports as gambling product or a game of skill......Read More
Bruins owner Jacobs: Sports betting 'a real plus'
There have been some varying reactions to the floodgates getting opened to sports gambling around the United States with this week’s Supreme Court ruling....Read More
A glimpse into the future of legalized sports betting
The Wizards won't host the Charlotte Hornets until later that evening, but already more than 1,100 fans can be heard in the arena. Why?...Read More
How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at how sportswriters could be partially responsible for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on sports gambling ....Listen

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