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DraftKings makes $22.4 billion bid for UK's Entain

Sep. 22, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

The British betting company Entain has confirmed a takeover bid worth about $22.4 billion (16.4 billion pounds) from DraftKings as online gambling companies seek inroads into physical betting sites and vice versa. Entain's stock surged nearly 6% Wednesday on the London...

LSU, Caesars Sportsbook, enter sponsorship agreement

Sep. 17, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU and Caesar's Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana's flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company. ...

Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets are bouncing back convincingly from financial woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, taking in 31% more in August than they did a year earlier, after COVID-19-related closures ended. ...

Online bets on NFL games seen surging as season begins

Sep. 13, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are reported on Monday a record number of transactions over the first weekend of the NFL season. That helps confirm an...

Sports wagering in Maryland in development stage before bets

Sep. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sports wagering in Maryland is now authorized thanks to a 2020 ballot initiative and a 2021 law, but it may be until 2022 that gamblers get to make their bets on games. Two state agencies are now carrying out the details that will lead to issuing...

First sports bets have been wagered at Deadwood casinos

Sep. 10, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — The first sporting bets have been wagered in Deadwood, bringing to fruition an effort that began several years ago after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned commercial sports gambling. Four casinos in Deadwood opened...

Sports betting starts in Arizona in time for NFL season

Sep. 09, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s first sports betting operations officially opened for business Thursday in time for the start of the NFL season, with live wagers taken on college and professional sports online and at two retail locations in Phoenix. Taking in-person bets in...

Feds sign off on Connecticut plan to allow online gaming

Sep. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that Connecticut has received a key federal approval for its plan to allow legalized sports wagering, online gambling and other new forms of betting. The U.S. Department of the Interior has signed off on needed...

Half of US offers legal sports betting as NFL season begins

Sep. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — More than half of the United States now offers legal sports betting, just three years after it was allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys kick off the NFL season Thursday night, gamblers in 26...

Gambling wave coming to NFL TV screens, but in moderation

Sep. 07, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Al Michaels no longer has to subtly refer to the point spread if a game comes down to the wire on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” Now he can refer to it directly without worrying about drawing a comment from NFL officials in New York. Three...