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New Jersey to allow Golden Nugget to take most NBA bets

Sep. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets. When New Jersey lawmakers...

Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone

Sep. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates has not exactly been a...

Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction

Sep. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received no bidders Wednesday in a casino license auction ordered by lawmakers as part of an aggressive gambling expansion launched in 2017 by a cash-hungry state...

FanDuel debuts sportsbook app in West Virginia

Aug. 26, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has launched a sportsbook app with fantasy sports company FanDuel. The app debuted Monday for use by people inside West Virginia's border. Last year, New York-based FanDuel reached an agreement for retail, online and...

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...

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...

Black voters say they will remember Trump's racist tweets

Jul. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from . "It was very hurtful to see the person who is the leader of the country that I live in...