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Gov. Burgum, North Dakota tribes sign gambling compacts

Dec. 02, 2022 16:51 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday that he has signed agreements with North Dakota’s American Indian tribes that lowers the legal gambling age from 21 to 19 at tribal-owned casinos and allows gamblers on reservations to use credit or debit cards to place bets. ...

Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying in gambling case

Dec. 01, 2022 00:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation. Puig is changing his plea to not guilty because of “significant new evidence,”...

Caesars Sportsbook fined for wrongly denying hockey payout

Nov. 29, 2022 12:08 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined Caesars Sportsbook for wrongly refusing to pay out over $27,000 to a gambler who made winning bets on an international hockey game last year. The dispute involved whether goals scored in overtime should count in...

Once forbidden, gambling now embraced by NFL

Nov. 22, 2022 17:57 PM EST

Gambling has gone from the forbidden topic in the NFL to a key part of the league's present and future. The days of lobbying against widespread legalized sports betting, preventing broadcast partners from even discussing point spreads and even prohibiting players from holding a...

Vegas oddsmakers, officials say NFL finally hears message

Nov. 22, 2022 15:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Kornegay, who has built a reputation as one of Las Vegas' top sports book directors, spoke at a conference in Indianapolis several years ago that included the major professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the FBI. Only four states offered legalized sports...

NCAA awards Final Four to Las Vegas for first time

Nov. 22, 2022 13:52 PM EST

The Final Four is headed for the first time to Las Vegas, where wagering on the NCAA Tournament has long been a staple of March Madness revelry, after the NCAA awarded the men's national semifinals and championship game to Allegiant Stadium for the 2027-28 season. The NCAA also...

NJ casino, sports bet, online revenue down slightly in Oct.

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting, and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won over $445 million in October, a decline of less than 1% from the same period a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New...

Maryland panel OKs first 10 online sports betting licenses

Nov. 16, 2022 12:19 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission approved the state's first 10 online sports betting licenses on Wednesday. The approval by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission does not yet mean the licensees can immediately start to take wagers. The applicants still have...

Puig's agent: Ex-MLB star felt `rushed' at probe with feds

Nov. 16, 2022 01:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig did not have a criminal attorney with him and felt compromised partly because of his mental health issues at an interview with federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation, according to a statement Tuesday night from his...

Gambling group estimates US will bet $1.8B on World Cup

Nov. 15, 2022 11:54 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans will bet $1.8 billion on the World Cup this year, the first to be held while legal sports betting is widespread in the U.S., according to the casino industry's national trade group. About 20.5 million American adults plan to bet on the biggest...