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Gambling bills get initial OK; more discussion expected

Mar. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers advanced several bills Tuesday that touch on nearly every aspect of gambling in Connecticut, including adding more casinos and legalized sports wagering. But members of the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee noted how many details of the proposals, some...

NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling

Mar. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing...

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

Mar. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...

Casino regulators to receive long-awaited Wynn investigation

Mar. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are receiving a long-awaited investigative report into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn as they weigh the fate of the soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor resort. The five members of the state Gaming Commission were expected to...

Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months

Mar. 13, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and the two...

Rhode Island lawmakers approve mobile sports betting bill

Mar. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor's desk. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows sports betting, but currently bets must be placed in person at the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and...

The Latest: Rhode Island lawmakers OK mobile sports betting

Mar. 12, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Rhode Island lawmakers voting on a bill to expand sports betting by allowing such gambling to move online (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Rhode Island lawmakers have approved a bill to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor's desk. It passed the...

Man who gambled in New Jersey from California forfeits $90K

Mar. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have ordered a California man to hand over more than $90,000 from online accounts he had funded and gambled with from outside the state in what appears to be the largest such case in the more than five years internet betting has been legal in New...

Gamblers like their odds at MIT sports analytics conference

Mar. 2, 2019 5:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo Epstein...

Legalized sports betting unlikely in 3 largest US states

Mar. 2, 2019 4:43 PM EST

Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues. The sheer...