The next hurdle for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board is to finalize a deal with UNLV to house the Rebels starting in 2020. Many expect the stadium to take the UNLV football program to new heights and boost all aspects of the Las Vegas community.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still expected to clarify the rules around mobile gambling in the stadium -- a topic that seems to fit into a loophole in the approved proposal.
Nonetheless, there's nothing Goodell can say to rain on the parade of Raiders fans. For the first time a Las Vegas, NFL franchise is not only possible but a guarantee.