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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Vegas hotels cancel Super Bowl parties after NFL threatens legal action

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posted on Jan, 31 2004 @ 01:00 PM
The NFL is finally making a stand on money making efforts in Vegas. The NFL believes that everybody has a right to see their games for free. Several large parties that were planned had to be scrapped, since there was admission, which the NFL views as unauthorized uses of NFL intellectual property.

News Source Associated Press
"These establishments were attempting to charge admission for something we are offering for free, and we believe that's a violation of a long-standing NFL policy that specifically prohibits mass out-of-home broadcasts," McCarthy said.

I am all for IP and such. But sometimes I think it goes a little too far. The question to me comes down to, do the casinos make any money? One casino is charging $40 a head. For food, beer, prizes, and football. The articles do not say if its all you can eat and drink.

These parties have been going on for a long time. Why now? What has changed? Is the NFL losing money?

If its $40 for admission, all the hotdogs you can eat and all the beer you can drink, that alone is cheaper than going to the stadium and eating there.

[Edited on 1/31/2004 by Ben]


posted on Jan, 31 2004 @ 01:36 PM
I dont see how teh NFL could be losing money now, they are probably the best sport out there for making money, because of the salary cap. And how big the stadiums are and fan interest.

Also the games are played all over in bars and stuff, so it would be very hard to keep track of all the activites that are suppoesdly illegal

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