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Justice Department to challenge internet gambling ruling

Aug. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Justice Department is planning to challenge a federal judge's ruling that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, renewing the dispute over whether it's illegal to sell lottery tickets online. The department filed notice Friday with the 1st Circuit...

Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

NCAA says no football injury reports this season

Aug. 7, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

Standardized injury reports will not be implemented across college football this season after the NCAA explored the possibility in response to the rise of legalized sports betting. The NCAA's Board of Governors announced Wednesday that it still supports the association's rules prohibiting athletes and school...

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

Aug. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the...

Indiana casinos looking for jump on Midwest sports betting

Aug. 3, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows betting to...

Lawmakers say they've come up with wide-ranging casino plan

Jul. 31, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers from around Connecticut announced Wednesday they've crafted a wide-ranging compromise bill they hope could lead to a tribal casino in Bridgeport and legalized sports betting. The legislators unveiled the proposed Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act, a...

Sports betting generates $2.1M in Rhode Island in June

Jul. 31, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — June was a bad month for gamblers betting on pro sports in Rhode Island, but a great one for the house. The state lottery announced Wednesday that betters wagered $14.7 million on sports at the state's casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton, the lowest monthly total this year. But that...

Man who threatened to kill athletes faces prison

Jul. 28, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college soccer player in Massachusetts is facing a federal prison sentence for sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses. Addison Choi, of Fullerton, California, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of transmitting in...