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Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, right, catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams' Troy Hill during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Tennessee panel OKs 3 sportsbook firms before Nov start goal

Sep. 24, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first three sportsbook operators under Tennessee’s online-only sports betting program, which is expected to begin allowing wagers on Nov. 1. FanDuel, BetMGM and DraftKings drew the approval Wednesday from...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, right, and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, left, speak at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan lawmakers moved Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, to pass a $62.7 billion budget that would keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic. The plan was unveiled in the morning and was expected to win final approval by day's end before going to Gov. Whitmer for her signature. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan lawmakers unveil, approve $62.7B state budget

Sep. 23, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers Wednesday swiftly proposed and passed a $62.7 billion budget that will keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan was unveiled in the morning and won final approval by...

Illinois legislator hit with federal tax charge resigns

Sep. 11, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state Sen. Terry Link, who was hit last month with federal charge of filing a false income tax return for 2016, announced his resignation Friday after 24 years in the Legislature. Link’s resignation, which goes into effect Saturday, garnered a brief reaction from Illinois...

FILE - In this July 2, 2020 file photo, Neb. state Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, center, who co-chaired the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign committee, speaks in front of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska voters won't get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this year after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the measure set to appear on the November ballot is unconstitutional. The court's ruling was a win for social conservatives, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, who argued that the state shouldn't legalize a drug that isn't approved by federal regulators. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

Nebraska court strips medical marijuana measure from ballot

Sep. 10, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters won't get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this year after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the measure set to appear on the November ballot is unconstitutional. The court's ruling was a win for social conservatives, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, who...

Games company lays off 250 employees amid lawsuits

Sep. 2, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A games company based out of Seattle said it would lay off 250 employees, the Seattle Times reported. Big Fish Games told staffers in a memo on Tuesday that the move was being made from a position of “financial strength." Company officials said that saving money was not the impetus...

FILE - In this July 4, 2020, file photo, people wear face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus as they play roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Casinos in Nevada reported sluggish results in house winnings last month, resulting from a slow return of business following more than two months of coronavirus closures. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casino winnings report charts slow return of gamblers

Aug. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos reported sluggish results in winnings last month, resulting from a slow return of business following more than two months of coronavirus closures, Nevada regulators said Wednesday. House winnings, a key index of state fiscal health, were down almost 26.2% in July, tallying $757...

Nebraska elections head: Gambling measure won't make ballot

Aug. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s top elections official said Tuesday that he won’t put three measures to legalize casino gambling on the November ballot, arguing that the language they used was misleading and confusing. The decision by Republican Secretary of State Bob Evnen means voters won't...

A woman plays a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. on July 2, 2020. Figures released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, by New Jersey gambling regulators show Atlantic City's casinos lost $112 million in the second quarter of 2020 when all nine casinos were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, compared to a profit of nearly $160 million in the second quarter of 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus closures send Atlantic City casinos to $112M Q2 loss

Aug. 24, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak sent Atlantic City's casinos plunging to a $112 million second quarter gross operating loss as the gambling houses remained closed for the entire three-month period, according to figures released Monday by state gambling regulators. That compares with an...

Lottery CEO: Tennessee sports betting to start by Nov. 1

Aug. 19, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Lottery’s leader expects the state’s first sportsbooks under its online-only sports betting law to go live no later than Nov. 1. At a board meeting Wednesday, Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove said four operators have submitted completed...

FILE - In this May, 8, 2013 file photo, Illinois Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills, speaks at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Link was charged in federal court Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 with filing a false tax return, the latest Illinois lawmaker to face public corruption charges. Link reported an income of $264,450 in 2016 when the

Longtime Illinois state senator hit with federal tax charge

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime state Sen. Terry Link was charged in federal court Thursday with filing a false tax return, the latest Illinois lawmaker to face public corruption charges. Link reported an income of $264,450 in 2016 when the "defendant knew that the total income substantially exceeded that...