Sneak Peak: NFL Year of the Dragon Helmets for Kansas City and San Francisco

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Last Updated on 7th February 2024, 02:04 AM

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Year of the Dragon helmets for San Francisco (left) and Kansas City (right), just in time for the Chinese New Year and the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. (Image: Christopher Trim / CSM / Alamy)

Though we're not quite sure of their intended use, the NFL will be revealing tomorrow their Year of the Dragon helmets. They will be on display at the Super Bowl Experience, an interactive NFL "theme park" for fans that kicks off Wednesday and runs through Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The lunar new year, also called the Chinese New Year, begins on Feb. 10, the day before Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 11. 

This is the Year of the Dragon. Year of the Wood Dragon if you want to get more elementally specific. The year promises a trip around the sun filled with evolution, improvement and abundance. 

NFL dragon helmets

This is not leftover Barcelona gear from NFL Europe. These are special for the Year of the Dragon and Super Bowl LVIII. (Image: Christopher Trim / CSM / Alamy)

Casinos have long made a big deal out of the Chinese/lunar new year, so it only seems fitting that the NFL join the shamelessly-courting-Asian-gamblers bandwagon. 

Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens unveiled their display "Infinite Prosperity: The Year of the Dragon" in mid-January, and it will be up through March 2. 

Wynn has their own dragon-themed horticultural display, as do the Forum Shoppes at Caesars Palace.

And Fontainebleau created this:


 

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Dan Michalski is a longtime journalist based in Las Vegas with nearly 20 years as a writer and editor covering poker, casino gaming and sports betting. As founder of Pokerati and an award-winning blogger, podcaster and news reporter, Dan has worked tirelessly to elevate the standards of journalism in gaming media. He also has served as a gaming industry consultant and holds advanced certificates in gaming regulation from UNLV. When not thinking about media and casinos, he can be found on the tennis courts, where he has captained two teams to USTA national championships, and one to second place.

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