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Text of Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of Democratic House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford's response to the 2020 governor's State of the State address as prepared. ___ Good evening, my name is Todd Rutherford. I represent the people of House District 74 in Richland County and I serve as the House Democratic...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Snyder has met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state. Sen. Guy Guzzone told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that Snyder asked to be included in the sports betting realm. Snyder met with state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

Jan. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday. Sen. Guy Guzzone, who chairs the Maryland Senate's budget committee,...

Nebraska AG sues panel that approved horse-racing machines

Jan. 22, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a state commission that voted to allow machine bets on previously run horse races despite the attorney general's warnings that the machines are illegal. The lawsuit alleges that the Nebraska State Racing Commission approved...

Online sports betting in Michigan will wait until 2021

Jan. 22, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports bettors should be able to place wagers in person at casinos this spring but will wait until 2021 to do so online, Michigan's regulatory agency said Wednesday. Mary Kay Bean, spokeswoman for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, gave the update about a month after Gov. Gretchen...

In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, a gambler places sports bets at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey gambling regulators have approved wagering on the XFL, becoming the sixth state to approve bets on the revived football league that last operated in 2001. Its season begins Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ OKs XFL bets, 6th state to allow wagers on revived league

Jan. 22, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have authorized betting on XFL football games, becoming the sixth state to authorize wagers on the revived league. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement added the XFL to its list of approved events for sports betting on Jan. 15. The league's...

Sports betting bill gains momentum by clearing House panel

Jan. 15, 2020 11:25 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky picked up bipartisan momentum Wednesday when a House committee voted unanimously to advance the measure that one estimate says would bring in about $22.5 million a year in new taxes. The measure sailed through the House Licensing,...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp takes questions from the media at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta. Georgia's 236 lawmakers gather Monday, Jan. 12, 2020, for an election-year session that could be dominated by budget, education and gambling issues. The state's flagging revenues are likely to take center stage during the first week. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage, File)

Georgia lawmakers gather amid tax and spending questions

Jan. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Capitol buzzed back to life Monday as the state’s 236 lawmakers gathered to kick off an election-year session that could be dominated by budget, education and gambling issues. As lawmakers settled in, they took time to pay respects to two of their own who...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 photo, the statue of the late Gov. Richard B. Russell seems to present the state Capitol in Atlanta. Onlookers are placing bets on whether Georgia will make a push to expand gambling in the state this year. But the odds of such a wager remain unclear. Georgia’s 2020 legislative session begins Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Gambling expansion, tort reform on lawmakers' to-do list

Jan. 12, 2020 11:53 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Onlookers are placing bets on whether Georgia will make a push to expand gambling in the state this year, but the odds for such a wager remain unclear. Georgia’s 2020 legislative session begins Monday. Faced with a budget shortfall this year, lawmakers may be more willing than in...

Ohio gambling revenue rises again, to record $1.94B in 2019

Jan. 12, 2020 10:39 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gambling revenue at Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions. Continuing a year-to-year upward trend, it brought the total to $11.9 billion in gambling revenue...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...