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Las Vegas casinos: Lockout would hurt

Updated: March 10, 2011, 2:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas casinos, fighting hard to rebound from a dreadful stretch for tourism, face a new threat if NFL players and owners can't agree on a new contract.

And the longer the sides disagree, the worse things might get for the gambling mecca.

"I can't see us losing a whole NFL season," said Lee Amaitis, chief executive of Cantor Gaming, a company that operates sports books in four Las Vegas casinos. But if it happens, "it won't be good."

"If this town doesn't ...

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