It is all but confirmed that one of the world’s biggest sporting events – the Super Bowl – will be coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever.

In Australian sport, the AFL and NRL grand finals are usually always held in the same city.

But for the Super Bowl it’s a different city every year and there are a number of strict criteria including enough hotel spaces, warm weather for winter (or a stadium with a roof protecting from it), a sufficient airport and practice space for both teams.

And despite Florida being an exception, you’re in with a good shot if you’ve got a brand new stadium.

As the Raiders relocated from Oakland to the world’s gambling capital, a new ground was built for them at a cost touching the US$2 billion mark.

Maybe it was worth it. While the next two NFL championship games will be at Los Angeles (where they too have built a brand new stadium) and Phoenix Arizona, NFL owners are expected to officially sign off on the Vegas 2024 move today.

The 2024 decider (Superbowl 58) was actually meant to be in New Orleans but the expansion of the NFL season by a week created a conflict with the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations, so New Orleans got 2025 instead.

In the 55 years of the Super Bowl there had never been a home team to have played (let alone won) a Super Bowl in their own stadium until Tampa Bay won last year.

While there’s a reasonable chance of either of Los Angeles’ teams or Arizona playing in the decider in their city, there’s probably less of a chance in 2024. (Sorry Raiders fans.)

On top of the Super Bowl, Las Vegas will host the Pro Bowl (the NFL All Star Game) in February 2022 as well as the 2022 draft at the back end of April.

To other casinos markets, the ASX is trading lower today retreating 0.51% as at 11.45am. All sectors are in the red although consumer discretionaries and tech are having particularly bad days.

But Dogecoin is having a good day after Elon Musk’s latest endorsement – tweeting that Tesla would accept the US$39 billion meme coin as a payment for merchandise.

Of course he did the same thing with Bitcoin in March only to backtrack in May sending BTC back down again. But arguably the risk is lower here because he has been working with developers to improve its efficiency.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for December 15 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 50 2109108
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.002 33 50000
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 25 270000
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.003 20 1120944
BBC Bnk Bank Corp Ltd 1.23 19 930234
RRR Revolverresources 0.455 17 370877
LDR Lode Resources 0.22 16 3714
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.185 16 535243
WNX Wellnex Life Ltd 0.105 15 669789
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd. 0.016 14 107500
AXI Axiom Properties 0.069 13 5274
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.0135 13 612395
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.0045 13 276666
LGM Legacy Minerals 0.185 12 88127
MXR Maximus Resources 0.065 12 3866397
MOB Mobilicom Ltd 0.057 12 100000
DRX Diatreme Resources 0.019 12 792855
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.01 11 547000
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.01 11 38849
PFT Pure Foods Tas Ltd 0.56 11 202478
MDC Medlab Clinical Ltd 0.155 11 135211
MM8 Medallion Metals. 0.21 11 1348040
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.011 10 1300000
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Gold play Maximus Resources (ASX:MXR) told shareholders it had seen visible gold in its drill core at its Redback prospect.

Also climbing with an exploration update was Revolver Resources (ASX:RRR) which only listed in September. This explorer informed shareholders of results of a survey at its Dianne project, saying it had identified significant anomalies which it would target for drill testing.

In other sectors, digital bank BNK (ASX:BBC) announced a $151.6 million deal to sell its Finsure mortgage aggregation business to MA Financial (ASX:MAF).

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for December 15 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0015 -25 752800
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.002 -20 2500
AFW Applyflow Limited 0.005 -17 20340501
AMD Arrow Minerals 0.005 -17 100000
LNY Laneway Res Ltd 0.005 -17 100000
LV1 Live Verdure Ltd 0.34 -15 16982
ESH Esports Mogul Ltd 0.006 -14 847201
MEB Medibio Limited 0.006 -14 2049999
FFF Forbidden Foods 0.19 -14 9157
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.007 -13 4869142
AMT Allegra Orthopaedics 0.15 -12 150
IRX Inhalerx Limited 0.075 -12 291841
MKL Mighty Kingdom Ltd 0.15 -12 492835
RCR Rincon 0.155 -11 53852
AXP AXP Energy Ltd 0.008 -11 211667
TPD Talon Energy Ltd 0.008 -11 4765005
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.125 -11 118173
KAL Kalgoorliegoldmining 0.13 -10 97332
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.045 -10 3426
RGL Riversgold 0.018 -10 1964015
CTT Cettire 3.515 -10 203171
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eSports Mogul (ASX:ESH) fell after announcing some board and executive changes including the departure of its CEO Michael Rubinelli.