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Spirits on the line between Nevada governor, Quebec premier

Updated June 14, 2021 - 4:52 pm

Only in Las Vegas would the Nevada governor raise the bet over a wager between political leaders.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault proposed on Twitter that he or Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak have a photo taken of the winning team’s jersey in the Golden Knights-Montreal Canadiens NHL semifinals series.

Sisolak tweeted back to Legault that he would be willing to put a bottle of Nevada bourbon on the line against the drink of the premier’s choice.

Legault accepted the bet, saying he would send Quebec gin should the Knights beat the Habs.

The Knights and Canadiens open the best-of-seven series Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. The winner faces the New York Islanders or Tampa Bay Lightning for the Stanley Cup.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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