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New Mavs owners with casino ties preach patience on gambling in Texas as they plan for new arena

Jun. 14, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — New Dallas Mavericks governor Patrick Dumont, part of the two families with casino ties that bought the club late last year, says the timing is uncertain for when legalized gambling might come to Texas. Dumont also says the timing doesn't matter as it relates to...

New Jersey casino and sports betting revenue was nearly $510 million in May, up 8.3%

Jun. 14, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos, horse tracks that take sports bets and their online partners won nearly $510 million from gamblers in May, an increase of 8.3% from a year earlier, according to figures released Friday by state gambling regulators. Internet gambling...

States bet on boosting taxes for online sports betting companies like DraftKings, FanDuel

Jun. 13, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — States are looking to increase their take from the $16 billion online sports gambling industry as it expands across the country with big partnerships. DraftKings, FanDuel and other betting apps are facing a bigger tax hit in Illinois following changes to tax policy...

Lawyer for Jontay Porter says now-banned NBA player was 'in over his head' with a gambling addiction

Jun. 07, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

Jontay Porter, the former Toronto Raptors forward who was given a lifetime ban by the NBA because of a sports betting scandal, was “in over his head” with a gambling addiction, his lawyer said Friday. Jeff Jensen, a government investigations attorney in St. Louis, also said in a...

Ippei Mizuhara spoke for baseball star Shohei Ohtani. He also stole nearly $17M from him

Jun. 04, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — As an interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara was supposed to bridge the gap between baseball star Shohei Ohtani and his English-speaking teammates and fans as the duo traveled from Southern California to ballparks across the U.S. Instead, Mizuhara exploited the...

Mississippi officials oppose plan to house migrant children at old Harrah's Tunica hotels

Jun. 02, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — Local officials won't support a proposal to house unaccompanied migrant children at two former casino hotels in northwest Mississippi. The Tunica County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Thursday against issuing a letter of support after opposition from...

Closed casino hotels in Mississippi could house unaccompanied migrant children

May. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

TUNICA RESORTS, Miss. (AP) — Officials are considering a proposal to house unaccompanied migrant children at two former casino hotels in northwest Mississippi, an idea that has drawn opposition including from the local sheriff who said the county lacks resources to accommodate the plan. ...

BetMGM becomes AP's provider of sports-betting odds and lines

May. 23, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — BetMGM, one of the world's top sports-betting companies, will become the official sports odds provider for The Associated Press, both organizations announced Thursday. AP will use BetMGM's odds and lines throughout its various formats. AP also will retain editorial...

Atlantic City casino profits declined by nearly 10% in first quarter of 2024

May. 22, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their collective profits decline by nearly 10% in the first quarter of this year, and only two of the nine casinos were more profitable than they were a year ago, figures released Wednesday by state gambling regulators show. ...

MLB is expected to investigate David Fletcher for gambling on sports, AP source says

May. 19, 2024 02:30 AM EDT

Major League Baseball is expected to investigate former Angels player David Fletcher for gambling on sports with a bookmaker who also took bets from Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on...