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#1 CanadianFan

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:16 PM

Did any of the Bills go?

 

http://www.foxsports...-contest-040917

 

 



#2 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Good question. I'd be curious to know the answer to this. You gotta love the good ole NFL though. No "promotional appearances" at casinos allowed, but we'll move a team to Vegas.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

how dumb you gotta be not to know that would be an issue



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:56 PM

Good question. I'd be curious to know the answer to this. You gotta love the good ole NFL though. No "promotional appearances" at casinos allowed, but we'll move a team to Vegas.


So? Shouldn't matter... You don't see any problems with Jets/Giants.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

Time for the NFL to join the 21st century:(



#6 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

So? Shouldn't matter... You don't see any problems with Jets/Giants.

I'm not sure that I understand what you're
saying?

Edited by DriveFor1Outta5, 09 April 2017 - 06:17 PM.


#7 Boyst62

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

i disagree that this was just for football players.  marquise king was there and involved.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:20 PM

NFL players are prohibited from doing promotions in gambling establishments.

 

In other league news...Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.\

 

:doh:  :lol:



#9 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

NFL players are prohibited from doing promotions in gambling establishments.
 
In other league news...Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.\
 
:doh:  :lol:

Well, it's not like any players are going to be spending time at the casinos. I'm sure all the exclusive clubs and VIP pools will scare them away.

#10 mead107

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

One way Roger
My way or fine

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

1 - Get used to things happening in Vegas now that the Raiders are moving there.

 

2 - If an NFL player breaks his arm doing so he only screws himself. 

 

Don't believe me on the latter?  Google it.  Some gruesome videos out there. 



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:58 AM

Good question. I'd be curious to know the answer to this. You gotta love the good ole NFL though. No "promotional appearances" at casinos allowed, but we'll move a team to Vegas.

 

:lol:



#13 Cripple Creek

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:38 AM

how dumb you gotta be not to know that would be an issue

Don't care. Harrison, at least, knew IMO. He's just looking for another opportunity to point out the hypocrisy of the league.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:38 AM

One way Roger
My way or fine

 

Terry and the owners still get a chuckle when fans say this, I bet....and Rog gets another $100K bonus per...

 

Good question. I'd be curious to know the answer to this. You gotta love the good ole NFL though. No "promotional appearances" at casinos allowed, but we'll move a team to Vegas.

 

Well, they aren't moving INTO a casino.  They are moving to a town  WITH casinos, as other NFL teams already find themselves in (Buffalo included).  You missed that distinction when the other poster brought it to your attention above.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

I'm not sure that I understand what you're
saying?

I assume he's referring to the fact that the Giants and Jets stadium is actually in New Jersey which is where Atlantic City is....I could see his point if the Giants/Jets stadium was in Atlantic City but its not 



#16 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

 
Terry and the owners still get a chuckle when fans say this, I bet....and Rog gets another $100K bonus per...
 
 
Well, they aren't moving INTO a casino.  They are moving to a town  WITH casinos, as other NFL teams already find themselves in (Buffalo included).  You missed that distinction when the other poster brought it to your attention above.

Correct, but the other casinos in NFL cities don't offer sports betting. That's the white elephant in the room that the league has historically worried about. Why does the league care if a guy goes out and plays blackjack? They shouldn't and they don't. The league is flawed in the fact that they seem to think we live in the 60's. I understand that sports betting exists online. You don't need to hang out in Vegas to get involved with shady characters to get wrapped up in sports betting. It can happen anywhere. However, if the league bans any promotional appearances for athletes with casinos than the league has no business in being in Vegas.

Vegas was built on the backs of the casinos. If there were never casinos in Vegas there wouldn't be an NFL team moving to Vegas. Secondly NFL players commonly make promotional appearances for the hot spots in their city. In Vegas all of the hottest spots are affiliated with casinos. The casinos in cities like Detroit and Buffalo can't be remotely compared with the glitz and glamor of Vegas. Bills players probably aren't wishing they were allowed to do promotions for our local casinos. It's not somewhere they likely hang out all the time. Vegas will be a different story. NFL players are going to be flooding the VIP rooms and the pool parties. You don't get that in Detroit or Buffalo. If you're not going to allow players to be associated with casinos, don't move a team to Vegas. Personally I have no problem with players making promotional appearances for casinos. The NFL doesn't agree with me. So don't move a team to Vegas. It just looks stupid.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

Correct, but the other casinos in NFL cities don't offer sports betting. That's the white elephant in the room that the league has historically worried about. Why does the league care if a guy goes out and plays blackjack? They shouldn't and they don't. The league is flawed in the fact that they seem to think we live in the 60's. I understand that sports betting exists online. You don't need to hang out in Vegas to get involved with shady characters to get wrapped up in sports betting. It can happen anywhere. However, if the league bans any promotional appearances for athletes with casinos than the league has no business in being in Vegas.

Vegas was built on the backs of the casinos. If there were never casinos in Vegas there wouldn't be an NFL team moving to Vegas. Secondly NFL players commonly make promotional appearances for the hot spots in their city. In Vegas all of the hottest spots are affiliated with casinos. The casinos in cities like Detroit and Buffalo can't be remotely compared with the glitz and glamor of Vegas. Bills players probably aren't wishing they were allowed to do promotions for our local casinos. It's not somewhere they likely hang out all the time. Vegas will be a different story. NFL players are going to be flooding the VIP rooms and the pool parties. You don't get that in Detroit or Buffalo. If you're not going to allow players to be associated with casinos, don't move a team to Vegas. Personally I have no problem with players making promotional appearances for casinos. The NFL doesn't agree with me. So don't move a team to Vegas. It just looks stupid.

 

 

This makes no sense at all.  As an employer, the NFL banning it's employees from doing promotional appearances in casinos has nothing to do with putting a team in a city with a lot of casinos. 

 

The NFL isn't prohibiting players from "hanging out" in casinos/VIP rooms/etc---the players have been doing this in Vegas for years and the NFL rightly doesn't care.

 

Do you really not understand the difference between what is being forbidden (promotions in casinos) and players patronizing casinos??  Come on!  That "just looks stupid".



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

 
 
This makes no sense at all.  As an employer, the NFL banning it's employees from doing promotional appearances in casinos has nothing to do with putting a team in a city with a lot of casinos. 
 
The NFL isn't prohibiting players from "hanging out" in casinos/VIP rooms/etc---the players have been doing this in Vegas for years and the NFL rightly doesn't care.
 
Do you really not understand the difference between what is being forbidden (promotions in casinos) and players patronizing casinos??  Come on!  That "just looks stupid".

No actually I don't. If something's not illegal and the league allows you to do it, why can't you do promotional engagements for them? The league wants to act like gambling doesn't exist, yet they put a team in Vegas. You are correct, players have been hanging out in Vegas for years. How would a promotional appearance change anything. What would it harm?

Edited by DriveFor1Outta5, 10 April 2017 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

I wonder how many Bills visit the Casino's in and around Buffalo.....



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

I don't have an issue from the Casino angle.  My issue is that if I own an NFL team, I don't want a player potentially injuring himself doing this.  


No actually I don't. If something's not illegal and the league allows you to do it, why can't you do promotional engagements for them? The league wants to act like gambling doesn't exist, yet they put a team in Vegas. You are correct, players have been hanging out in Vegas for years. How would a promotional appearance change anything. What would it harm?

 

promotional appearance fine.  Sign autographs, etc.  Don't potentially injure yourself.