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Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets

Mar. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows betting on sports. Twin River Casino added 17 kiosks to its Lincoln location and five in Tiverton, near the Massachusetts border, to reduce lines at...

DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion

Mar. 23, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters. Sports betting company DraftKings is unveiling its new headquarters in downtown Boston Tuesday. Company executives are hosting a ribbon cutting and tour of the 105,000-square-foot space near Copley Square in...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Mar. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in...

AP-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

Mar. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck! You're among about one-third of Americans who at least occasionally bet on sports among friends or through an office pool,...

Column: Vegas bookie returns home to new world of betting

Mar. 20, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

The biggest dice game around was just a few miles down the road when Jimmy Vaccaro was growing up in the Pittsburgh area. So was Comet News in Braddock, where those in the know slipped behind the green door into a back room where bookies offered action on both ponies and games. The longtime Las Vegas oddsmaker...

Gambling bills get initial OK; more discussion expected

Mar. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers advanced several bills Tuesday that touch on nearly every aspect of gambling in Connecticut, including adding more casinos and legalized sports wagering. But members of the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee noted how many details of the proposals, some...

NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling

Mar. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing...

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

Mar. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...

Women's basketball tournaments in Las Vegas put on show

Mar. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Women's basketball fans were treated to quite a show this week in Las Vegas with four conference tournaments played there. Could an NCAA regional be in the cards down the road — or even a Super Regional? Consider the coaches, administrators and players big proponents of the idea. "I...

Twin River is adding self-service kiosks for sports betting

Mar. 16, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Twin River Casino is trying to add self-service kiosks for sports betting in time for the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Rhode Island Department of Revenue said this week that testing is on schedule, with the goal of getting them running for March Madness next week....