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Louisiana would expand gambling on horse racing under bill

Jun. 13, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's off-track betting parlors would be able to add hundreds of new slot-like machines, under legislation that won final passage and awaits a decision from the governor. Sen. Gary Smith, a Norco Democrat, said his bill would generate new...

Louisiana lawmakers OK sports betting rules, send to Edwards

Jun. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Months after most Louisiana voters agreed to legalize sports betting, lawmakers Thursday gave final passage to rules that will allow wagering through sports book sites, mobile apps and kiosk locations in parishes where voters supported the activity. ...

WA panel approves sports betting; sends to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Gambling Commission on Thursday approved amendments to gambling compacts for 15 Native American tribes that are a major step to allowing those tribes to offer sports betting at their casinos. Commissioners voted 7-0, with two...

NJ bills to help casinos, expand sports and other betting

Jun. 03, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering an array of bills that would give Atlantic City casinos some financial relief from COVID-related declines, as well as expanding sports betting, raffles and other gambling. The state Legislature was...

Arizona regulators set target date for legal sports betting

Jun. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona gambling regulators said Wednesday they hope to have new licenses for sports gambling issued by the start of the 2021 National Football League season in September. The announcement of the target date for new sports betting came just over two weeks...

Sportsbooks' profits in Virginia level off in April

May. 30, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sportsbooks in Virginia saw their growth fall off in April, with no marquee events like February's Super Bowl and March's NCAA basketball tournament to drive revenue. Still, taxpayers made out better than ever, as the sportsbooks generated more tax...

Sports betting initiative qualifies for California ballot

May. 28, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An initiative to allow sports betting at tribal casinos and horse-racing tracks in California has qualified for the November 2022 ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment, written by Native American tribes, qualified on Thursday, the Los...

Lamont signs sports betting bill that now awaits federal OK

May. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday signed legislation that finally legalizes sports wagering and online gambling, the last step before the U.S. Department of Interior is asked to sign off on an amended gambling compact between the state and the Mashantucket...

1st sportsbook at major pro sports arena opens in Washington

May. 26, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first full-service sportsbook at a major sports arena or stadium in the United States opened its doors Wednesday at the home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Capitals. Capital One Arena is directly accessible from the William Hill...

Senate passes sports betting, gambling bill; sends to Lamont

May. 26, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

A long-awaited gambling expansion bill cleared the Connecticut Senate late Tuesday, moving the state closer toward finally legalizing sports betting and online wagering after years of debate and failed negotiations with the state's two federally recognized tribal nations. ...