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If Las Vegas lands an NHL team, it may omit 'Las Vegas' from its name

02/03/2015 at 9:34pm EST

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Alan Snel, if the group pushing for an expansion team in "Sin City" has its way, "Las Vegas" may not appear in the team's name, in no small part to distance the teams identity from Vegas' sports gambling industry: :

Las Vegas or Nevada?

Bill Foley, the Florida billionaire pushing for an NHL team at the new arena being built on the Strip, said Tuesday he prefers Nevada over Las Vegas in the team’s official name.

But Foley, partnering with the Maloof brothers of Las Vegas on the NHL team deal, said that before he commits to the geography of his franchise’s official name, he wants to consult with his public relations and social media agencies, R&R Partners of Las Vegas and Digital Royalty in downtown Las Vegas.

Nevada “has a good catch to it. It’s more inclusive,” Foley said.

“I’ll follow up on that. It has a lot of merit. I prefer it. We want to include everyone,” Foley said. “All we need now is to sell the tickets and get the team

Continued, and remember, it's Nev-AD-a, not Ne-VAH-da...

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