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Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

New Hampshire legalizes sports betting

Jul. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports gambling on Friday, and Gov. Chris Sununu said he's eager to place the first bet. The Republican signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games...

1st racially integrated Las Vegas casino redevelopment eyed

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas is part of a redevelopment plan aimed at revitalizing the city's west side. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is one of several entities that could buy the former Moulin Rouge hotel for a...

All backgrounds bet on becoming World Series of Poker champ

Jun. 28, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights. They are young and old and overwhelmingly male. They are college dropouts and accountants, entrepreneurs and...

State reaches new agreement with private lottery operator

Jun. 27, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has reached an agreement to extend the contract of the company running its lottery systems and sports betting. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and legislative leaders announced the terms Thursday, but the new contract still has to be executed. In exchange for a share of...

The Latest: 'Jeopardy!' champ loses poker world series debut

Jun. 24, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:05 p.m. "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World Series of...

Bookmaker gives $50K from copyright suit to writing class

Jun. 24, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word for word is, in a sarcastic jab, donating part of a lawsuit settlement involving the matter to a New Jersey college for creative writing courses. William Hill settled a lawsuit in January it had...

High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

Jun. 24, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The acquisition will put about 60 casino-resorts in 16 states under a single name, Caesars, creating the largest gambling operator in the United States. The deal —...