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Lawmakers to talk presumptive probation, campus free speech

Feb. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to end presumptive probation, promote "intellectual diversity" on college campuses and target an activities association policy for transgender student athletes. Here's a look at the agenda after lawmakers return Tuesday to the...

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun report dip in slot revenue

Feb. 16, 2019 9:00 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two casinos have both reported another monthly drop in slot-machine revenue. This is the seventh straight month that the slot take has dropped at both the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. The Mohegan Sun reported it's January take was $40.7 million, 9.4 percent...

New Hampshire online lottery sues over gambling opinion

Feb. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries is being challenged in court by the state of New Hampshire and the company that supports its iLottery system. In a reversal from 2011, the department issued an opinion in November...

South Dakota Senate to debate Port Yankton casino complex

Feb. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure to put a proposed casino complex in a southeastern South Dakota city to a statewide vote will be debated by the state Senate. Senators voted 20-11 on Thursday to schedule the Yankton casino and entertainment measure for debate next week. Kasi Haberman, Convention and Visitor's...

Sports betting allowed in New Hampshire gov's budget

Feb. 14, 2019 1:24 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's proposed budget legalizes sports betting and estimates it would eventually generate $10 million a year in additional revenue. The proposal mentions a House bill supported mostly by Republicans and some Democrats that would allow the New...

Ohio River flooding closes southern Indiana casino complex

Feb. 14, 2019 9:39 AM EST

ELIZABETH, Ind. (AP) — Rising floodwaters along the Ohio River have forced the temporary closure of a southern Indiana casino and its hotel. The Horseshoe Casino in Harrison County closed Tuesday evening after floodwaters following recent heavy rains encroached on its property about 10 miles (16...

MGM CEO: Feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable

Feb. 13, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors during...

Sports betting in Deadwood? Senate endorses asking voters

Feb. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would ask voters to allow sports betting in Deadwood, a plan supporters said would help keep the historic mining town competitive as a gambling destination. The chamber voted 18-14 to send the measure to the House. Republican Sen....

New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up

Feb. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs online or over their phones during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey. It was the highest monthly total yet for the state whose U.S. Supreme Court victory cleared the way for...

Port Yankton casino plan heads to state Senate floor

Feb. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure to put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the ballot has narrowly survived its first legislative test. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday to send the measure to the floor without recommendation. It will take a majority vote to debate the bill. Kasi...