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Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting

Dec. 18, 2018 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city's stadiums and arenas,...

Betting ads cut from UK sports broadcasts, still in stadiums

Dec. 13, 2018 1:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Television advertisements for bookmakers will largely disappear from British broadcasts of live sporting events, although not completely. The restrictions bookmakers have accepted don't prevent them from sponsoring teams or continuing to flash betting odds on electronic hoardings at stadiums,...

Sports betting to begin at 2nd casino in Rhode Island

Dec. 3, 2018 9:43 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino says sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday afternoon. Tiverton is close to the state line with Massachusetts. Twin River began offering sports betting at its Lincoln location last week....

Sports betting to begin at 2nd casino in Rhode Island

Nov. 30, 2018 11:14 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino announced Friday that sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday. Twin River began offering sports betting at its Lincoln location this week. It was the first New England casino to accept...

States eye sports betting, wrestle with regulatory details

Nov. 27, 2018 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it. How much to tax it, and how to regulate mobile betting on phones are emerging as thorny issues for states. So far, seven states offer legal sports...

Rhode Island Senate leader pushes for mobile sports betting

Nov. 27, 2018 2:21 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The day after Rhode Island launched legalized sports betting, a top Democrat said he's looking to expand it by allowing for mobile wagering. A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports Monday. Bets must be placed in person....

Rhode Island casino is 1st in New England for sports betting

Nov. 26, 2018 5:34 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports Monday. The state's legislative leaders, Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, placed the first bets at Twin River Casino's Lincoln...

The Latest: Rhode Island casino launches sports betting

Nov. 26, 2018 4:22 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a casino in Rhode Island becoming the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A casino in Rhode Island has become the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports. Sports betting began at Twin River Casino's...

New Jersey racetrack continues sports betting lawsuit

Nov. 26, 2018 10:38 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey racetrack that led the successful push to overturn a federal sports betting ban isn't giving up in its attempt to get monetary damages from the sports leagues that opposed the effort. A state horse racing association has claimed in legal filings that Monmouth Park was...

Sports betting set to begin Monday in Rhode Island

Nov. 21, 2018 2:43 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sports betting is beginning in Rhode Island. Twin River Casino announced Wednesday that the first bets will be accepted at its Lincoln location starting Monday. Twin River expects to begin sports betting at its Tiverton location in December. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a...