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In this Nov. 18, 2019, photo, Sportsbook shift manager Stuart Norsell, right, assists a patron, left, in the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Legalized sports betting's rapid march across the U.S. could face some bigger tests in 2020. Less than two years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to sportsbooks outside Nevada, they have been legalized in states that are home to about one-third of the nation's population. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sports betting's rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020

Dec. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino's sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in their winnings from betting on the victorious New England Patriots the day before and placing new wagers for that night. “This...

New Jersey sport bets pass half-billion dollars in November

Dec. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market continued to set monthly records in November as more than a half-billion dollars' worth of wagers were placed on sports. The extra money also helped Atlantic City's casino industry, which saw its annual winnings surpass the $3...