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Louisiana sports betting regulations start moving in Senate

May. 11, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in Louisiana would be able to bet on athletic competitions at sports book locations and through mobile applications, under a bill that started advancing Tuesday in the Senate to set the regulations for sports wagering in the parishes where it's legal. ...

Meredith, Ocugen rise; Estee Lauder, Dell fall

May. 03, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Meredith Corp., up $4.11 to $35.21. The publisher of Better Homes and Gardens is selling its local media group to Gray Television for $2.7 billion. Dell...

Column: Will draft make your team better? Don't bet on it.

Apr. 27, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

The NFL has embraced sports betting so fully that you almost expect Roger Goodell to open the draft by placing an over/under bet on the number of cornerbacks drafted by the, yes, Las Vegas Raiders. Luckily, the commissioner is paid so handsomely he doesn’t need his...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 19, 2021. Editorial: Let’s develop a cooperative state plan to tackle Nebraska’s climate challenges If any state has strong, convincing grounds to develop and implement its own comprehensive strategy to deal with climate...

Kansas lawmakers at odds over how to legalize sports betting

Mar. 19, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — With the first round of college basketball's March Madness underway, Kansas legislators moved closer Friday toward legalizing sports betting, though big disagreements remained over where fans should be able to place wagers. A state House committee...

Lamont, tribes reach agreement on gambling expansion

Mar. 18, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's administration has reached an agreement with Connecticut's two federally recognized Native American tribes on a gambling expansion plan that could lead to sports wagering and online gambling, the governor and tribes announced Thursday. ...

Senate approves sports betting constitutional amendment

Mar. 05, 2021 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Senators want Georgia's voters to decide whether they will allow sports betting, passing a constitutional amendment and a bill to allow the practice Friday. Senate Resolution 135 and Senate Bill 142 would authorize sports betting...

Bills pile up for Georgia lawmakers as key deadline looms

Mar. 04, 2021 08:02 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — While election legislation has dominated discussion in the 2021 General Assembly, Georgia lawmakers have a lot of other work to accomplish in the next week. An annual deadline called crossover is looming on March 8. By then, bills must by passed by their original chamber or...

Lamont, Mohegans say they've reached gambling expansion deal

Mar. 02, 2021 18:37 PM EST

Gov. Ned Lamont and the Mohegan tribal chair, who leads one of the state's two federally recognized Native American tribes, announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement on a comprehensive gambling expansion plan for the state that could eventually lead to legalized sports wagering and...

Governor signs bill to preserve historical horse racing

Feb. 23, 2021 04:34 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor has signed legislation aimed at securing the legality of betting on historical racing machines. The measure protects the thoroughbred industry but more work remains to enact “a more fair and equitable tax structure,” Gov....