Latest Sports betting News

Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

NCAA says no football injury reports this season

Aug. 7, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

Standardized injury reports will not be implemented across college football this season after the NCAA explored the possibility in response to the rise of legalized sports betting. The NCAA's Board of Governors announced Wednesday that it still supports the association's rules prohibiting athletes and school...

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

Aug. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the...

Indiana casinos looking for jump on Midwest sports betting

Aug. 3, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows betting to...

Man who threatened to kill athletes faces prison

Jul. 28, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college soccer player in Massachusetts is facing a federal prison sentence for sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses. Addison Choi, of Fullerton, California, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of transmitting in...

UNCG women's assistant gets show-cause penalty for gambling

Jul. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given a 15-year show-cause penalty to a former UNC Greensboro assistant women's basketball coach for gambling on pro and college sports — including games involving the school's men's basketball team. Neither the school nor the NCAA identified the assistant...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...