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APNewsBreak: FanDuel to pay out disputed $82K football bet

Sep. 20, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday. The online sports betting company said it will pay...

NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

Sep. 19, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

Sep. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to reach 10...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

Sep. 17, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — With dozens of states rushing to offer legal sports gambling in the wake of this spring's landmark U.S. Supreme Court' ruling, will fixed games — or parts of games — become more common? The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that...

A look at some notable US game-fixing scandals

Sep. 17, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

Notable game-fixing scandals in the United States: 2013: Auburn basketball player Varez Ward is charged with trying to fix Auburn's Jan. 25, 2012 game against Arkansas. Ward is later accepted into a pretrial diversion program. 2012: Former San Diego basketball player Brandon Johnson and former assistant coach...

Stars Group launches online sports betting in New Jersey

Sep. 13, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest online gambling companies has launched mobile sports betting in New Jersey, the latest to do so in the rapidly expanding market. The Stars Group told The Associated Press that it launched its BetStars app Thursday night. "As one of the largest online...

Fox Sports 1's 'Lock It In' leads rise of gambling TV shows

Sep. 12, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports and gambling have been inextricably linked for Sal Iacono ever since he was a 6-year-old trying to win baseball cards off his fellow kids in the schoolyard. As he grew up, went to law school and eventually became a television personality, Iacono's passion for betting and fantasy...

Sports betting soars to $95M in New Jersey in August

Sep. 12, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is a second-inning home run in New Jersey, where gamblers plunked down more than $95 million on sporting events in August, helping Atlantic City's casinos to one of their biggest monthly revenue increases in three decades. The $95.6 million wagered on sports in...

Jerseys on, wallets open as sports betting meets NFL season

Sep. 9, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Football fans had their jerseys on and their wallets open as pro football season arrived in places where sports betting is newly legal. New Jersey won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in May that clears the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting if they choose....

Sadler encourages NASCAR to make big bet on gambling

Sep. 7, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elliott Sadler wants NASCAR to roll the dice. Or at least, he figures, a few betting windows can be added to race tracks across America. Amid sagging television ratings, dwindling attendance and longtime sponsors pulling out of the series, the former Cup driver and current Xfinity...