It looks like Mark Davis, son of Oakland Raiders founder Al Davis, will move the team to Las Vegas.
One potential stumbling block, say some in the media, is John Mara, chief executive and co-owner of the National Football League's New York Giants. He objects to a NFL team being based in a city known for its gambling (and other vices, but gambling is the issue here).
Mara's grandfather, Tim Mara, founded the Giants in the 1920s. Tim Mara was a bookmaker.
The Raiders would fit in nicely in Vegas. According to Dan Moldea's book, Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football, the late Al Davis, while the owner of the Raiders, in 1974 became a partner with San Diego casino owner Allen Glick.
Davis had a 25 percent share of a shopping center in Oakland put together by Glick. The financing for the mall came from the infamously mobbed-up Teamsters pension fund. Glick, who was also a San Diego real estate investor, owned Argent Corporation, which owned Vegas-based Hacienda Hotel/Casino, the Stardust Resort & Casino, the Fremont Hotel and Casino, and a casino in the Marina Hotel.