Latest Gambling laws and regulations News

Correction: Sports Betting-States story

Jun. 24, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story erroneously...

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

Jun. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston...

Wynn receives key approvals for Boston-area casino opening

Jun. 12, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators have given Wynn Resorts key approvals for opening its nearly $3 billion Boston-area casino. The state's Gaming Commission on Wednesday authorized Wynn to conduct three trial gambling days next week after commission staff inspected Encore Boston Harbor's 3,158...

New York approves sports betting in 4 upstate casinos

Jun. 10, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state's Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, Tioga Downs in the Southern...

Thai court sentences ex-PM to prison over lottery program

Jun. 6, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia to two years in prison over his handling of a state lottery program he initiated while in office more than a decade ago. His conviction by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political...

Casinos ask court to immediately halt some lottery games

Jun. 4, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's casinos are asking a court to immediately stop the state lottery's use of online games that they say are too much like casino games. The casinos filed paperwork Monday seeking an injunction in their 8-month-old lawsuit arguing that some of the lottery's online games...

Judge: Federal wagering law only applies to sports gambling

Jun. 3, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some states feared would make online lottery activities including Powerball illegal and put the programs they fund at risk. Judge...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 3, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 3, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 1, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...