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Neb. state Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, center, who co-chaired the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign committee, speaks in front of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign said they've gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to allow the drug for medicinal use. To qualify for the ballot, the campaign needed to turn in more than 121,000 valid signatures, representing more than 10% of the voters in the state. Campaign officials also needed to collect signatures from at least 5% of voters in at least 38 Nebraska counties.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Medical marijuana, gambling likely headed to Nebraska ballot

Jul. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get to weigh in on measures to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling after advocates for both causes announced Thursday that they have enough signatures to put them on the November ballot. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign...

Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

Jul. 2, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership Thursday with PointsBet. Detroit said the agreement will “enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement by providing access to unique experiences,...

Director of Tennessee's new sports betting program leaves

Jun. 30, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The director of Tennessee’s new online-only sports betting program has left the post before the state's first bets were placed. Tennessee Lottery spokesman Dave Smith says Jennifer Roberts’ last day was Friday. She began last December. Roberts tweeted last week she is...

Developer dropping bid for sports betting at former track

Jun. 24, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A developer is dropping a bid to offer sports gambling at the site of a former racetrack in southern New Jersey. In a letter to a federal judge on Tuesday, Cherry Hill Towne Center Partners said it wants to voluntarily dismiss its lawsuit against GS Park Racing and affiliated...

Fantasy sports betting edges closer to reality in Louisiana

Jun. 24, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to the taxing rate for fantasy sports betting, edging the state closer to starting the competitions for online cash prizes in 47 parishes where voters agreed to legalize the activity. The measure by Rep. John Stefanski, a Crowley Republican, imposes...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers on Monday, June 22, 2020, ended their bid to put a measure on the November ballot that would legalize sports wagering in the nation's largest market, potentially setting up a showdown with tribal casinos in 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lawmakers end bid to legalize sports betting in California

Jun. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday ended a bid to put a measure on the November ballot that would legalize sports wagering in the nation's largest market, potentially setting up a showdown with tribal casinos in 2022. The tribes had hoped to put their own version on the November...

Long odds as Georgia lawmakers try again on sports gambling

Jun. 19, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia lawmakers want to test the odds one more time on sports gambling this year. The Senate Special Judiciary Committee voted Friday to amend House Bill 903 to allow online sports betting platforms such as DraftKings and FanDuel to be offered in Georgia under the umbrella of the...

Ohio lawmakers call on lottery to supplement school funding

Jun. 17, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio state lawmaker is calling on the state lottery to get creative to help schools after Gov. Mike DeWine cut $355 million from the state education budget to balance the books. Gov. DeWine cut $775 million in total on Tuesday, including $110 million for higher education and $210...

In this Thursday, June 11, 2020 photo a man walks on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released Friday, June 12, 2020, show the nine casinos, and two racetracks elsewhere in the state, won just over $91 million in May, a decrease of over 65% from a year earlier. That put May just below April in terms of the greatest decline ever for Atlantic City, when revenue was down nearly 69%. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City's May casino revenue down 65% in virus closure

Jun. 12, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — May was almost as bad a month for Atlantic City’s casinos as April was. With Atlantic City's casinos shuttered and silent due to the coronavirus, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Friday that the casinos and two racetracks elsewhere in the state took in...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, players practice for the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief revenue officer figured there was no way it could work.
Lew Sherr eventually came around to embracing the idea of a closed-door Grand Slam tournament -- if it’s held at all; a decision is expected in the next two weeks -- because it still could make money even if millions were forfeited with zero on-site receipts from tickets, hospitality, food and beverage or merchandise sales. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

For tennis and golf, tournaments without fans come at a cost

Jun. 11, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief revenue officer figured there was no way it could work. Lew Sherr eventually came around to embracing the idea of a closed-door Grand Slam tournament — if...