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Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Sports betting law in effect soon but wagering months away

Aug. 02, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Native American tribes in Maine are going to have to wait months — possibly more than a year — before sports betting begins in the state. The law adopted by state lawmakers goes into effect on Aug. 8, but the executive director of the Maine Gambling...

Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Jul. 29, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, a National Weather...

Pete Rose to appear on field in Philadelphia next month

Jul. 24, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose will make an appearance on the field in Philadelphia next month for the first time since receiving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation for MLB by lawyer John Dowd found Rose...

Manfred defends treatment of minor leaguers, presses Oakland

Jul. 19, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s treatment of minor leaguers, prompting immediate criticism from a players’ advocacy group. “I kind of reject the premise of the question that minor league players are not paid a living wage,” Manfred...

Players concerned about MLB's deals with gambling companies

Jul. 19, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the baseball players' association is worried about the sport's increased commercial deals with sports gambling companies. A BetMGM Retail Sportsbook opened this year at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and DraftKings is building a sports book...

Pennsylvania casinos reach new record for gambling revenue

Jul. 19, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Casinos and other operators in Pennsylvania set a new annual record for gambling revenue, state regulators said Tuesday, rising above $5 billion for the first time amid surging betting on online casino games and a post-pandemic return to the casinos' slot machines and table...

State lotteries increasingly cede control to huge firms

Jul. 14, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

The companies that run state-backed lotteries already have a heavy hand in how the games are operated. But in the years ahead, their control over lotteries is expected to expand significantly while state officials take a step back. Analysts who track the industry say the largest...

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 05, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...