Las Vegas Nets NHL Hockey, First Major Pro Team In City's HistoryPlay
The National Hockey League is expanding to Las Vegas. It's the first time the city will be home to a big league sports team because of long-held fears that any franchise operating in the gambling mecca would be vulnerable to betting. Team owner Bill Foley says the yet-to-be-named team will cater to local residents and has already sold 14,000 season tickets ahead of next season's debut.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks to sports analyst Mike Pesca.
Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst, host of the daily podcast The Gist on Slate.
This segment aired on June 23, 2016.