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Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in 'Casino' is for sale

Jan. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film "Casino," and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip. Built in 1974, the...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Jan. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that...

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

Jan. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes. William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel,...

NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, costing them a shot at a $1 million top prize. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday it...

NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

Jan. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from? would Max...

Ex-New Jersey gov to states: Fight US control of sports bets

Jan. 4, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job. Christie...

NFL parlays with Caesars as sponsor minus sports betting

Jan. 3, 2019 2:05 PM EST

The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years, a person with...

Sports betting may seem easy. It's not. Here's why

Jan. 2, 2019 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more...

Fireworks, superstars ring in the new year in Las Vegas

Jan. 1, 2019 12:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rang in the new year across Las Vegas, watching fireworks launch from the top of some of the city's iconic casino-resorts, attending superstar performances at various venues and participating in a celebratory midnight toast. Officials estimated more than 300,000...

Gamblers wager nearly $683K in first week of sports betting

Dec. 28, 2018 3:15 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gamblers placed nearly $683,000 in wagers on professional sports during the first week of legalized sports betting in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Lottery released figures Friday for bets placed at Twin River Casino in Lincoln in November. The casino became the first in New...