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Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

Florida man wins $1 million the day he opened his auto shop

Sep. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop. Brian Woodle, 46, bought the $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from a Circle K in Callahan. “I love working on...

Equine center, with racing tracks, proposed for Sturbridge

Sep. 04, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A longtime racehorse owner wants to build a $25 million equine center with horse racing and sports betting in Sturbridge. The Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center, proposed by Armand Janjigian, would include a dirt track and a turf...

WA tribal casinos get final federal OK for sports betting

Sep. 01, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sports betting in tribal casinos in Washington could be offered in some by the opening week of the NFL season. The Seattle Times reports the U.S. Department of the Interior approved sports gambling compact amendments for the Puyallup, Tulalip, Snoqualmie,...

QAnon event in Las Vegas loses Caesars Entertainment site

Sep. 01, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that a conference scheduled next month in Las Vegas by a group espousing the fringe conspiracy theory known as QAnon won't be held at any Caesars property. It wasn’t immediately clear if the...

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

Aug. 31, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage the public to fall in line with its vision for a powerful, more wholesome country. The message? Play less, study and...

NH Lottery generates record $581.5M in sales as of June 30

Aug. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery generated a record $518.5 million in total sales in the fiscal year ending June 30, officials said. It surpassed its previous record from the last fiscal year of $392.2 million. “With an expanded...

Fiesta Bowl, Caesars announce sports betting partnership

Aug. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Fiesta Bowl Organization announced a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Monday, pairing one of the biggest postseason college football games with legal sports gambling in Arizona. It’s the first partnership between a college bowl...

Powerball adding 3rd weekly drawing to build bigger jackpots

Aug. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players will get more chances to win giant jackpots as the Powerball game shifts to three drawings a week in an effort to build larger prizes and boost sales. The change will begin Monday, Aug. 23, marking the first time the game will...

Casino giant MGM Resorts selling land to New York-based firm

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New York-based real estate investment firm will emerge as the largest landholder on the Las Vegas Strip under a $17.2 billion property deal between landholding affiliates of casino giants Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International. Combined,...