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March gambling revenue soars after 2020 virus shutdown

Apr. 16, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casino and sports betting revenue more than doubled in March compared from year ago — but that's because the emerging pandemic shut down casinos for the second half of the month last year. Figures released Friday by the state...

NFL inks sports bet deals with Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

Apr. 15, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Once one of the staunchest opponents of allowing people to bet legally on its games, the NFL on Thursday announced deals with three major gambling companies to become official sports betting partners. The league is partnering with Caesars...

Arizona governor signs bill legalizing sports betting

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday that allows a major expansion of gambling, providing a potential revenue windfall for the state and for tribes that will be allowed to boost their gambling offerings. The measure approved by the Legislature...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...

Judge blocks state hearing on Tennessee sportsbook's status

Apr. 14, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge who allowed a sportsbook to resume taking bets after questioning the process used to suspend its license has blocked state regulators from holding a new suspension hearing this week. In Davidson County Chancery Court,...

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

Apr. 14, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. But they're also realizing that extra tax money isn't nearly enough to turn seas of...

Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation

Apr. 13, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday night approved sweeping lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers struck a compromise after years of stalemates on the issue of gambling. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment that would...

A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 13, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have their annual 90-day session, working all the way up to the midnight deadline Monday. Here is a glance at some of the measures the General Assembly passed this session: PANDEMIC RELIEF Gov. Larry Hogan...

Maryland session ends after focus on pandemic aid, policing

Apr. 13, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have adjourned their legislative session that focused largely on COVID-19 recovery, expansive police reforms and longstanding disparities that have been worsened by the pandemic. Senate President Bill Ferguson said lawmakers...

Bill to legalize sports betting heads to Arizona governor

Apr. 12, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations. The Senate approved a...