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Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it's lucky fan who does

Sep. 25, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash. Anthony Prince got his money. Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too. Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening to follow in Terrell Owens'...

Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released Thursday show gamblers lost $181 million statewide in August, up 8 percent from $168 million in August 2017. Only $645,000 of the...

California Lottery employees demand executive resignations

Sep. 20, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five California Lottery employees on Thursday demanded the resignation of senior department executives amid an investigation into alleged misconduct on a work-related trip and an audit of expenses. The five veteran employees asked for the resignations at the state Lottery...

Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor

Sep. 20, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

LEUPP, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe's casino east of Flagstaff. Up to 20 Navajo college students will work on the project that's expected to be complete next summer. Officials broke ground Thursday. Plans for the...

APNewsBreak: FanDuel to pay out disputed $82K football bet

Sep. 20, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday. The online sports betting company said it will pay...

No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City

Sep. 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort whose assets and major decision-making power were seized by his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie. But after...

Pennsylvania's ban on gambling contributions struck down

Sep. 19, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to political campaigns in the state, saying it is drawn so broadly that it is unconstitutional. In her 31-page opinion, U.S. District...

NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

Sep. 19, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket...

Lawsuit alleges Wynn cheated to win casino license

Sep. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded lied and covered up misconduct to dupe Massachusetts into granting a license for a $2 billion casino, a former rival alleges in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Boston's federal court, says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would...

Oklahoma tribe gives $1.4M total to Arkansas casino proposal

Sep. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Native American tribe contributed about $1.4 million to a ballot initiative that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas. The Driving Arkansas Forward committee reported Monday that the Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma donated $191,000 in August, pushing the tribe's total contributions...