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8 sports wagering operators are licensed in North Carolina to take bets starting March 11

Feb. 29, 2024 23:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eight sports gambling companies received North Carolina government licenses on Thursday so they can accept wagers from people in the state from mobile devices and computers in less than two weeks. The North Carolina State Lottery Commission, which is tasked to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 23, 2024 13:08 PM EST

Boston Globe. February 22, 2024. Editorial: THC-infused gummies shouldn’t be sold without regulation Makers of hemp-derived products don’t pay the state’s marijuana taxes, creating unfair competition to legal marijuana dispensaries. Massachusetts...

Betting on the Super Bowl was brisk at sportsbooks in big U.S. markets

Feb. 14, 2024 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With this year's Super Bowl being played in Las Vegas, the nation's gambling capital, there was little doubt that betting on the big game would be huge. Statistics from several states where sports betting is legal are proving that prediction was true. ...

Super Bowl bets placed online surged this year, verification company says

Feb. 12, 2024 15:01 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Online betting on the Super Bowl surged this year, with many gamblers waiting until right before the kickoff to place their wagers, according to a company that tracks the location of internet gamblers. Data released Monday from GeoComply shows that the...

Pros push 49ers betting lines up in the Super Bowl, but most of the bets still on the Chiefs

Feb. 11, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The early Super Bowl money went on the Chiefs, causing betting lines to drop from 2 or 2 1/2 points to 1 or 1 1/2 points, depending on the sportsbook. Then the professional bettors came in big on the 49ers, pushing the lines back to where they opened. ...

Casual bettors placing small wagers is adding another reason to watch the Super Bowl

Feb. 10, 2024 20:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After years of angst and filibustering, casual bettors strolling around Sin City are basking in the NFL's embrace of sports gambling with the Super Bowl set to make its Las Vegas debut on Sunday. The vibe around the city feels like an all-around win for the fan,...

Here's how to bet legally on the Super Bowl

Feb. 10, 2024 09:41 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More people in the U.S. than ever before are expected to bet on this year's Super Bowl, including novice bettors attracted to the game due to the possible attendance of pop star Taylor Swift, whose boyfriend Travis Kelce will be among the players. With...

The Super Bowl is expected to smash betting records. Nearly 68M US adults plan to wager

Feb. 06, 2024 10:44 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 68 million American adults — about 1 in 4 — plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry's national trade association. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association...

U.S. sportsbooks won't take bets on possible Taylor Swift appearance at the Super Bowl

Feb. 02, 2024 12:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fans have been wondering for days whether Taylor Swift will make it to the Super Bowl next week to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs and, if so, how many times she'll show up on TV during the game. They can speculate all they want, but they won't be able...

NCAA places 15-year show cause against ex-Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon in gambling case

Feb. 01, 2024 17:12 PM EST

The NCAA handed down a five-year suspension as part of a 15-year show cause order against former Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon on Thursday, effectively banning him from college coaching, after he provided information to a gambler who used it to make illegal wagers against the Crimson Tide. ...