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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...

Correction: Sports Betting-Montana story

May. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story May 3 about legalizing sports betting in Montana, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Iverson's position with the Montana Tavern Association. He is the association's government affairs counsel, not its executive director. A corrected version of the story is below:...

AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Apr. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual lottery profits that they use to fund college scholarships, senior citizen services and a variety of other programs. The states are anxiously waiting on a...

The Latest: DOJ: Lottery not proven its immune from Wire Act

Apr. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department that could put $220 million in lottery revenues at risk (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Justice Department says in a federal court brief that the New Hampshire Lottery Commission has failed to demonstrate that it wouldn't be...

The Latest: GOP bill would keep lottery winners secret

Apr. 23, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the winner of a $768 million Powerball jackpot drawn in March (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Gary Tauchen announced the...