Las Vegas Ads Banned During Super Bowl

(Jan. 13) -- Advertisers will spend millions to air their commercials during the Super Bowl, but because of a NFL policy the nation won't see anything connected to Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was going to buy commercial time during the big game, but the NFL has pulled the plug.

It's hard to determine why more people tune into the superbowl every year--the game itself or the creative commercials.

Las Vegas was planning to launch a creative new campaign of its own super bowl Sunday but the NFL says it will not allow Las Vegas to run any ads during the Super Bowl or any other game.
NFL officials say they don't want to give the impression that they approve of gambling.

City officials-- including Las Vegas' Mayor Oscar Goodman--say the decision to ban the ads is outrageous. According to Oscar Goodman, "They got more dysfunctional people associated with that league--murders, rapes, robberies all sorts of nonsense--if my city was run like his league we'd be in real trouble here."

Find out where all the Super Bowl parties are being held in Las Vegas.

Vegas.com's Super Bowl Page

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