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Caesars Sportsbook fined for wrongly denying hockey payout

Nov. 29, 2022 12:08 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined Caesars Sportsbook for wrongly refusing to pay out over $27,000 to a gambler who made winning bets on an international hockey game last year. The dispute involved whether goals scored in overtime should count in...

NJ Q3 casino earns down 13%, but most surpass pre-COVID rate

Nov. 22, 2022 17:05 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their third-quarter profitability decrease by more than 13% compared with a year ago, but there was encouraging news in figures released Tuesday by New Jersey gambling regulators. Earnings numbers from the state Division of...

Odds are good for sequel to California sports betting effort

Nov. 10, 2022 16:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort to legalize sports betting in California ran headlong into a typical challenge for competing ballot measures as each was battered in a torrent of negative advertising that doomed both to spectacular failure in the most expensive ballot race in U.S. history. ...

Big bet a bust in bid to allow sports gambling in California

Nov. 09, 2022 21:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in U.S. history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting initiatives by Native American tribes and the gaming industry. About $460 million was raised in competing efforts to expand...

Burgum rejects ND tribes' plea for online gambling rights

Nov. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum rejected a plea Wednesday by North Dakota’s American Indian tribes to give them exclusive rights to host internet gambling and sports betting because it isn't allowed under state law. “While we understand and appreciate the desire by some...

Philippines shuts 214 illegal online gambling operations

Oct. 19, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say they have shut down at least 214 illegal Chinese offshore gambling operations and deported the first six of nearly 400 Chinese workers who have been detained under a renewed crackdown. A spate of crimes victimizing Chinese workers...

Esports video games hold vast betting potential, experts say

Oct. 18, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Competitive video games hold vast economic potential in the U.S. and worldwide, particularly once gambling companies figure out how to interest players and spectators in betting on them, participants in an industry conference said Tuesday. Speaking at the...

North Dakota tribes want exclusive rights on online gambling

Oct. 07, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s five American Indian tribes are seeking exclusive rights to host internet gambling and sports betting in the state, a monopoly worth millions, just a year after legislators turned aside a push by one big national player to allow it in the state. ...

Execs: US internet casino gambling is poised for expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As sports betting has swept across the country with states, casinos and consumers eagerly embracing a new gambling market, internet casino games have grown much more slowly. But the online casino market has tremendous potential for growth and expansion,...

Record spending over California's legal gambling initiative

Sep. 21, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The campaign that could bring legalized sports betting to California is the most expensive ballot-initiative fight in U.S. history at about $400 million and counting, pitting wealthy Native American tribes against online gambling companies and less-affluent tribes over what's...