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Judge orders ex-interpreter for baseball star Shohei Ohtani to do gambling addiction treatment in sports betting case

Apr. 12, 2024 17:14 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge orders ex-interpreter for baseball star Shohei Ohtani to do gambling addiction treatment in sports betting case.

Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

Apr. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Add investors to the list of people that opponents of smoking in casinos are enlisting in hopes of banning the practice. A national non-smoking group and a Michigan health system have placed shareholder proposals on the agenda of annual meetings for two...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Apr. 10, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. April 6, 2024. Editorial: Odds for a state lottery remain long Eyes of lottery players this weekend will be on Powerball, where the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing stands at $1.23 billion — the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history — after...

Youngkin amends Virginia 'skill games' legislation, takes other action on final batch of bills

Apr. 09, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed a rewrite of legislation intended to legalize and tax skill games, adding stiff new restrictions that industry supporters argued would still amount to a de facto ban of the slots-like gambling machines hosted by small businesses. ...

Atlantic City casinos were less profitable in 2023, even with online help

Apr. 08, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos were less profitable in 2023 than they were a year earlier, even with help from the state's booming online gambling market. Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos collectively...

Workers sue to overturn law that exempts Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

Apr. 05, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers on Friday tried a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that leaves casino workers as the only ones not covered by the...

Alabama lottery, casino legislation heads to conference committee

Apr. 04, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday rejected Senate changes to lottery and gambling legislation as the two chambers remain apart on whether to allow sports betting and multiple casinos in the state. Representatives voted to send the bill to a...

The Tropicana Las Vegas, a mob-era casino and Sin City landmark, closes after 67 years

Apr. 02, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the 1971 film “Diamonds are Forever,” James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. “I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable,” Agent 007 says. It was the Tropicana's heyday, a frequent haunt of the legendary...

China’s gambling hub of Macao holds its final horse race, ending a tradition of over 40 years

Mar. 30, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

MACAO (AP) — After more than 40 years, Macao’s horse racing track hosted its final races on Saturday, bringing an end to the sport in the city famous for its massive casinos. In January, the city’s government said it would terminate its contract with the Macao Jockey Club in...

Sports betting won't be legal in Georgia after lawmakers couldn't agree on how to spend taxes

Mar. 29, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An effort to authorize sports betting in Georgia has failed for another year, after lawmakers couldn't agree on how to spend money collected on taxes. Neither a proposed state constitutional amendment or authorizing legislation ever came to a vote in the House, after...