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New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

Dec. 12, 2018 3:23 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation. Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show New Jersey's casino and racetrack-based sports books took in over $330 million worth...

Las Vegas Lights FC goes its own way in Sin City

Dec. 6, 2018 9:04 PM EST

Eric Wynalda and Las Vegas Lights FC are running a job search unlike any other on the Strip at the moment. Not that you would expect anything less from the United Soccer League team that partnered with a marijuana dispensary, dropped $5,000 from a helicopter as part of a halftime promotion and embraced gambling...

MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop

Dec. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and may be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs. Union head Tony Clark and new collective bargaining...

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....

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

Nov. 30, 2018 8:49 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Roll in dough, Tide! FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship — over a month before the game will be played. The company announced Friday night it is treating the top-ranked Crimson Tide as the...

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...

US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

Nov. 28, 2018 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to...

MLB strikes deal with MGM as legal gambling expands in US

Nov. 27, 2018 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past. "Over the past 18 months...

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....