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Unformatted text preview: SPORTS, BUSINESS & SOCIETY Instructor: Whitney Wagoner February 13, 2007 SBUS 199 February 13, 2007 Read SBJ for Thursday NBA in China cover & p.34 SI Swimsuit Issue p.4 Peyton Mannings Endorsements p.7 Assignment #2 Due Tuesday, February 20 Assignment details posted on Blackboard SBUS 199 February 13, 2007 SBJ NBA in Vegas NBA All Star weekend begins Thursday in Las Vegas the first time the event is hosted by a non-NBA market Could a successful weekend set the table for a NBA franchise to move to Sin City? The NBA has said it will not consider Las Vegas as a potential market until the casinos agree to take NBA games off their sports books Up to 60,000 visitors expected this weekend The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority is paying the NBA $4.5M to bring the game to town SBUS 199 February 13, 2007 SBJ NBA in Vegas The host arena, Thomas and Mack Center, only has a 16,000 seat capacity, but most people dont come to the weekend for the game The NBA will host viewing parties at Mandalay Bay for league guests that dont have game tickets Private gambling areas will be made available to the players Many levels of security will be in play...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course SBUS 199 taught by Professor Wagner during the Winter '07 term at University of Oregon.

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