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Union: 4 Atlantic City casinos not cleaning rooms daily

Jun. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union representing housekeeping workers at Atlantic City's casinos says four of the resorts are not complying with a COVID-related requirement that hotel rooms be cleaned daily, and called Wednesday for the state to intervene. Local 54 of the Unite Here...

Derby winner Rich Strike morning line 3rd choice in Belmont

Jun. 07, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is the third betting choice on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes, with Triple Crown newcomer We the People installed as the favorite. Rich Strike opened at 7-2 odds and drew the fourth post position in a field of eight horses...

Arizona sports gamblers bet a record $692 million in March

Jun. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizonans boosted their sports betting by more than 40% in March from the prior month to $692 million, more than they have spent at any point since the the pastime became legal last year. Sports gamblers won back all but $39 million of that money, according to data...

Yard of Picks: Indy boosts gambling ties with sports lounge

May. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kertis browsed a list of Indianapolis 500 favorites -- call it, a yard of picks -- on his phone and the potential bettor found his choice. The Indy resident just needed to brush up on Alex Palou before he tapped the screen. “I don’t bet IndyCar all the...

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules have been unambiguous for...

Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

May. 18, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. ...

Vegas Strip resort surprises 5,400 workers with $5K bonuses

May. 11, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400 people who work there will receive a $5,000 bonus. “It’s amazing!” said Edgar Rives, a cook...

Unclaimed $90,000 jackpot prize sold in Lake Charles

May. 03, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $90,000 jackpot won by someone who played the Louisiana Lottery's Easy 5 game in December remains unclaimed, lottery officials said. The winning ticket for the Dec. 1 drawing was purchased at Tobacco Place in Lake Charles and is set to expire on May 30,...

Gambling machines seized from suspected storefront casinos

May. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have seized 100 gambling machines and devices from two suspected storefront casinos in the Flint area. Raids were conducted Wednesday in Davison and Burton following an investigation by the state Attorney General's office and the Michigan Gaming...

Tax break helps sports betting companies reduce obligations

May. 02, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has collected tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue since legalized sports betting debuted last year, despite a tax break for betting companies that helps reduce their obligation. The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reviewed Virginia Lottery...