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Las Vegas fans scramble as cable fight threatens Super Bowl


    A Super Bowl 50 sign stood in a park overlooking San Francisco today. The Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

LAS VEGAS » Thousands of Las Vegas football fans are scrambling to figure out if they’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl.

Cox Communications cable customers haven’t been able to watch any CBS programs since Saturday, when local affiliate KLAS-TV pulled the channel off the Cox lineup. The move followed five months of failed contract negotiations.

Market research firm SNL Kagan says about 40 percent of all area households subscribe to Cox.

KLAS-TV’s parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, wants the cable provider to pay more to carry its programming. Cox has balked at the costs.

That’s led many Las Vegas fans to try to find backup plans for watching the big game on Sunday.

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  • Just visit the casino’s sport betting rooms. They got lots of TV’s showing sport games live. Let the casinos figure out how to get live streaming of the Super Bowl. They have to if they want fans to place bets in their locations. Try phoning your bets in and visit Hawaii for a vacation. We got no broadcast problems. Anybody know if the homeless can watch the Super Bowl on iPad or smart phones?

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