What Were The Odds? NFL Embraces Las Vegas For 2022 NFL Draft

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What were the odds less than five years ago that the NFL would have a team calling Las Vegas home, a Super Bowl in Sin City, and the NFL Draft live in Las Vegas? Let’s just say FanDuel Sportsbook might have created a novelty Same Game Parlay, added an Odds Boost or Prop Bet and increased the offering on a Risk-Free bet to entice your action.

As quickly as those longshot ideas and events have happened, the NFL Draft odds are also moving and adjusting quickly as the 2022 NFL Draft approaches in Las Vegas April 28-30.

That includes on Georgia’s DL Travon Walker, who is now the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

2022 NFL Draft

MGM’s Bellagio Hotel & Casino will kick off the NFL Draft party in grand fashion. The entertainment capital of the world will showcase the Bellagio Fountains as the red carpet stage for the headliners and 21 invited rookie prospects for Round 1 of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas.

The players will then be will be ferried off from the fountains and transported to the main stage in front of the Caesars Forum Conference Center across the Las Vegas Strip. It’s at Caesars Main Stage where the players will be welcomed to the Empire and an unforgettable experience to be part of the top prospects journey to the National Football League.

‘Drone Show’ over Fountains of Bellagio

Beyond the red carpet stage on the Fountains of Bellagio, the NFL Draft will feature a ‘drone show’ above the world-famous fountains. From 8-10:15 p.m. PT Wed., April 27 through Fri., April 29, fans can watch as 300 drones form shapes to showcase the 32 NFL teams over the Bellagio Fountains.

NFL Draft Experience

Just a few years prior to 2018 when sports betting became legalized in the U.S., the NFL nixed Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention at a Nevada casino. The league’s strict policy against gambling and sports betting made Las Vegas off limits.

But money sure attracts a crowd, and the NFL is now betting big on sports betting and the once taboo gambling industry. The Las Vegas Raiders opened Allegiant Stadium as it’s new home in 2020, and now the NFL welcomes Las Vegas as host city for the 2022 NFL Draft and 2024 Super Bowl.

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The Main Stage of the NFL Draft will be closer to the Caesars Forum convention center, a newer-built space less than one mile from the Bellagio behind The Linq and High Roller Observation Wheel. The forum will be home of selection square, which is where all 32 teams will be set up during the draft.

Caesars says the NFL Draft Experience will provide fans “the ultimate experience” through an interactive football theme park with games, festivities, food, celebrity autograph sessions and the NFL Draft live concert series following each round of the draft.

The NFL Draft Theater will be the “ultimate viewing party” for fans on-site and millions watching around the world as Las Vegas shines brightly again for major attraction and the 2022 NFL Draft.

You can bet on it.

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