Daniel Negreanu To Buy Piece of Vegas NHL Franchise

image 1When the news first broke back in January this year that poker’s all-time money leader Daniel Negreanu would be helping Las Vegas create its first professional sports team, it was believed that his role in the process would be purely “ambassadorial”.

However, it has emerged recently in the mainstream media that Kid Poker actually plans to buy a portion of Bill Foley’s hypothetical Vegas based National Hockey League (NHL) franchise – which now looks a formality over a possibility by 2017.

“I just don’t see it not happening,” Negreanu told the Toronto Sun. “We have a solid owner, an arena near completion on the strip with a 17,500 seat capacity, and we sold 13,000 season tickets.”

“Vegas has 2.2 million people. It’s a sports town. We’ve been starving for a professional franchise of any kind for many years.”

“Nobody puts on a party or show better than Vegas. Even people who don’t really love hockey will go for the atmosphere and then we’ll explain what’s happening in the game. They’ll come to understand it.”

Negreanu later described the idea of owning a piece of the team as “the coolest thing ever” and is set to buy as soon as the franchise is officially granted.

“I’d be at every game”, he vowed. “I’d maybe even have my own hockey talk show. Right now the focus is just on getting the team.”

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