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Americans bet $125B on sports in 4 years since legalization

May. 13, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans have bet more than $125 billion on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it. On Saturday's anniversary of the decision in a case brought by New Jersey,...

Kansas legalizes sports betting, then gets sued by casino

May. 12, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legalized sports betting Thursday, only to be sued almost immediately by the operator of a state-owned casino that could offer the new wagering over an unrelated part of the law designed to revive a long-closed greyhound track in its area. Democratic Gov....

Minnesota lawmakers remain at odds over sports betting bill

May. 12, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers remain at odds over sports betting legalization as the House prepared to take up a proposal despite a lack of support in the Senate. The House bill, authored by Democratic Rep. Zack Stephenson, of Coon Rapids, would put Minnesota's Native...

It will take time to create Maine sports betting regulations

May. 08, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is joining a group of more than 30 states that allow sports betting, but the first legal wagers may not happen until 2024. Milton Champion, executive director of Maine’s gambling control unit, told the Bangor Daily News that he won’t cut any corners...

Law giving tribes sports betting revenue is bittersweet

May. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a law Monday giving control of mobile sports betting to Native American tribes in Maine while reducing the tribal tax burden and creating a framework for greater collaboration. The governor touted the new law as the most...

Massachusetts Senate passes bill legalizing betting on pros

Apr. 29, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts state Senate has passed a bill to legalize in-person and online betting on professional sports in the state, a move that according to chamber leadership would generate $35 million in tax revenue annually. The bill passed on a voice vote late Thursday...

Kansas lawmakers give final approval to sports betting plan

Apr. 29, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators gave final approval early Friday to a bill that authorizes betting on sporting events, with most of the state's revenues from it going to efforts to lure the Missouri-based Kansas City Chiefs to the Kansas side of the metropolitan area. The...

Kansas looks to use taxes on sports bets to attract Chiefs

Apr. 27, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators were close Wednesday to approving a measure authorizing sports betting that would dedicate most of the state's revenues from it to efforts to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri to the Kansas side of the metropolitan area. Lawmakers...

Atlantic City casino workers feel smoking ban is in reach

Apr. 12, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On the 16th anniversary of a New Jersey law that banned indoor smoking in most public places — except in casinos — hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers called on state lawmakers Tuesday to ban smoking in the gambling halls. The push comes at a...

Arizona Coyotes seek gambling law change for ASU arena

Mar. 29, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes want a new state law that legalizes sports betting changed to allow them to keep running their mobile sports gambling operation when they move from Glendale to Arizona State University's hockey arena next season. But the Arizona Indian Gaming...