Vegas Casinos Cancel Super Bowl Parties
By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casinos are canceling Super Bowl parties and handing out refunds to thousands of people after the NFL threatened legal action against some of the biggest hotels in Las Vegas.
Several hotels received letters this week informing them that their parties were ``unauthorized use of NFL intellectual property.'' NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league recently became aware of these large-scale parties planned in Las Vegas and other locations around the country.
``When we become aware of a potential violation, we take action,'' McCarthy said. ``It's not a city issue, its a copyright issue.''