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Las Vegas Casino Execs Back Stadium For Raiders

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Casino executives from Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International are urging Nevada lawmakers to support a convention center expansion and a Las Vegas stadium plan backed by one of their competitors.

Steve Wynn said Monday that there's been no single thing in his career that could transform Las Vegas as much as the arrival of professional sports.

He said the proposed 65,000-seat stadium, which could house the Raiders of the NFL, would underwrite the employment security of tens of thousands of people in Nevada.

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MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren and Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President Jan Jones Blackhurst also spoke highly about the project.

Lawmakers are meeting in a special session to vet public financing for a stadium supported by Las Vegas Sands casino owner Sheldon Adelson.