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Panel Hammering Out Funding Plan for Proposed Vegas Stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after Las Vegas won a bid for an NHL hockey team, a governor’s panel studying a proposal for a 65,000-seat stadium to lure the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to town was met with a cascade of changing numbers.

There was no talk Thursday about whether gambling on pro sports is a good idea.

Around town, legal sports books are already taking bets on how the as-yet unnamed hockey team will score its first goal.

Officials focused more on the key question of finding a site on which to build a stadium now projected to cost $1.45 billion.

Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee members heard again that the project won’t cost the public more than $750 million — mostly through a hotel room tax increase.

A top executive with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is vowing the deal will get done.

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