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Bill to legalize casinos in Virginia advances, fate unclear

Jan. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation to legalize casinos in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, but the odds of passage are still unknown. A pro-casino bill was approved with bipartisan support Monday by the General Laws and Technology Committee in the state Senate. The legislation would allow...

Mississippi casino revenue up in 2018 with sports betting

Jan. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi casino revenues rose in 2018, with patronage noticeably increasing beginning in August, after the state legalized sports betting. Statewide revenue rose 1.7 percent in 2018 to $2.11 billion, up $44 million from 2017, according to figures released Thursday. However, overall...

Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

Jan. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos. Thursday's report by Pennsylvania state regulators includes December results for sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey,...

New Mexico regulators to provide more info on racino process

Jan. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico horse racing regulators said Thursday they will comply with a request by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for more information regarding the selection process for the state's sixth and final license for a racetrack and casino and the five applicants who are in the running....

Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

Jan. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but further commercial gambling expansion requires...

Massachusetts governor proposes sports betting law

Jan. 17, 2019 4:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in Massachusetts. Baker, a Republican, announced that he would file legislation allowing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license the state's three casino...

Pennsylvania's casinos reach new revenue record in 2018

Jan. 17, 2019 9:35 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's commercial casinos reached another record high in revenue in 2018. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue at the state's 12 casinos rose by almost $22 million, or almost 1 percent, over 2017 to climb higher above $3.2 billion. It's the fourth straight...

Legislation would allow tribes to collect state taxes

Jan. 16, 2019 1:39 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legislation filed by Republican and Democratic leaders sets the framework for American Indian tribes in North Dakota to levy alcohol, tobacco and state sales taxes on their reservations and spend it for tribal services. But the legislation filed this week would not exempt casinos from...

Gov. picks state gaming panel head amid Wynn Resorts inquiry

Jan. 15, 2019 4:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker named one of his administration's top lawyers to head the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday as the panel weighs a key decision on whether Wynn Resorts should keep its license to operate a $2.5 billion casino under construction near Boston. Cathy Judd-Stein, deputy...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Jan. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that...