Latest Gambling News

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Jun. 17, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn't need to worry: She's been rehired for her human resources job now that the...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

Jun. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of legal...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

Unions seek player safeguards as sports gambling expands

Jun. 13, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats and harassment and from those who might seek to manipulate their performance on the field for monetary gain. In a document being circulated to state and...

Shuttered $2.4B Atlantic City casino readies for 2nd chance

Jun. 12, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For months, there was little, if any, sign that Atlantic City's former Revel casino, a $2 billion bust, was getting ready to reopen. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik bought it in January and made plans for its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino. But there was scant activity...

Man beats huge odds: 2 My Million lottery wins in 18 months

Jun. 7, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months. Le Parisien newspaper says mathematicians it queried calculated the double win at 1 chance in 16 trillion. Radio France Bleu...

Bill would keep 4 New Jersey casinos in sports betting game

Jun. 6, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sports betting bill that's expected to get final approval on Thursday could help keep four Atlantic City casinos in the game. It would benefit the Borgata and three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment. The bill would ban casinos or executives who own professional sports...

Trump-era steak joint, strip club return to Hard Rock Casino

Jun. 1, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump name is gone from the city's Hard Rock Casino, but some popular nightspots from the days when it was the Trump Taj Mahal will be back when it reopens this month. The casino announced Friday the upscale strip club Scores and Robert's Steakhouse will be part of the...

Vegas casinos face threat of 1st worker strike in 3 decades

May. 31, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The possibility of 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers going on strike drew closer Thursday, with their contracts expiring at midnight and the prospects of new ones still uncertain. The bartenders, housekeepers, bellmen and other unionized workers at 34 casino-hotels on the Strip and downtown...