Murren: Raiders, MGM have ‘perfect partnership’ in Las Vegas Bryan Horwath, Vegas Inc. · January 25, 2020 at 9:52 am When Jim Murren arrived in Las Vegas in 1998, the thought of a gaming company like MGM Resorts International becoming a partner with an NFL team was unthinkable. The divide between sports leagues like the NFL and the gaming industry was wide. “It’s a humbling thing for me,” Murren said Thursday at Mandalay Bay following the announcement of a sponsorship deal between MGM and the Las Vegas Raiders. “When I came here 21 years ago, the thought that the NFL would be willing to come to Las Vegas as a host city … it just shows how far the gaming industry has come.” MGM will have a robust advertising presence at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL Raiders in a few quick months. The company will also have an exclusive “MGM Club” luxury area at the stadium and host MGM-themed pre- and post-game party venues within walking distance of the $2 billion stadium, which is located across Interstate 15 from Mandalay Bay.