Latest Gambling industry News

Wynn lawyers raise jurisdiction issue in Nevada license case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name. A document submitted...

Big obstacles remain before Chicago gets long-awaited casino

Nov. 30, 2019 9:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After years of pushing a Las Vegas-style casino to boost tourism and much-needed revenue, Chicago’s leaders seemingly hit the jackpot when Illinois lawmakers approved one as part of a massive gambling expansion. But obstacles remain before anyone can place any bets. The city must...

Sports betting approved in New Hampshire for next year

Nov. 25, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved a sports-betting contract with DraftKings on Monday, paving the way for the state to become the second in New England to allow wagering on games. The Executive Council, an advisory body to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, voted Monday to...

Jackpot! People can now buy lottery tickets in Mississippi

Nov. 25, 2019 3:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People across Mississippi got into the scratch-off fever Monday as lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in the state. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. People often drove to...

Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago

Nov. 22, 2019 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. The comparison was boosted by two new casinos that opened last summer doing much better in the third...

Federal judge tosses suit challenging Wynn’s casino license

Nov. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit accusing Wynn Resorts of cheating to win its casino license for Encore Boston Harbor. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse’s allegations do not constitute racketeering violations...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown with tribes

Nov. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new Republican governor doubled down Thursday on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of the year, setting up a potential legal showdown with some of the state’s most powerful entities. Gov. Kevin Stitt...

Another record month for sports betting in NJ: $487M in bets

Nov. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s sports betting industry set another monthly record in October for the amount bet as gamblers plunked down close to a half-billion dollars while baseball’s playoffs and World Series, football, basketball and hockey were all on the betting board. Figures...

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

Nov. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most states...