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ESPN, Caesars Entertainment ink sports betting deal

May. 14, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — ESPN viewers will soon start seeing a lot more of casino giant Caesars Entertainment. The companies announced Tuesday a partnership that designates Caesars as the network's official odds data supplier on TV and digital platforms. The companies say Caesars' data and branding will be added...

Want free TV? Owner of 'Chicken Soup' books is betting on it

May. 12, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Costs for cable and video services like Netflix are rising. One alternative is a free service such as Pluto, Tubi or Popcornflix. They have ads and stream shows and movies that tend to be older, like the original "Roseanne" or "Fight Club." The Associated Press spoke with Bill Rouhana, CEO...

Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018

May. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy said the...

Fox Sports, Stars Group to offer sports betting in deal

May. 8, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it is legal...

Will new royal baby's name honor Princess Diana? Stay tuned

May. 7, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons love to lay down their bets — and with the birth of a healthy baby boy for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, it's time to focus on boys' names. Britain's legal bookmakers reported high interest Tuesday in the names Alexander, James and Arthur. They also noted...

Atlantic City's Ocean Casino is finally making money

May. 5, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund. The Ocean Casino Resort, which until a few weeks ago was known as the Ocean Resort Casino , has greatly reduced its debt and...

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

May. 3, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to...

The Latest: Lawyer from North Carolina wins Miss USA 2019

May. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT): 7:05 p.m. Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina has been crowned Miss USA 2019. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and Oklahoma's Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition Thursday...

Some basic tips for betting on horse racing, Kentucky Derby

May. 1, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy. Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access. But for the novice or inexperienced bettor, making a wager that pays off with a profit can be a challenge: Beginners need to know how...

UNLV received secret $25M gift from Vegas mogul Kerkorian

May. 1, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV received a secret donation of $25 million from a Las Vegas casino builder and movie studio owner. The estate of Kirk Kerkorian anonymously donated the funds to the Nevada university's medical school following his death in 2015, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday. Kerkorian...