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Norma Hunt, left, and her son Clark Hunt, center, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, second right, celebrate after the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books

Jan. 19, 2020 10:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick 'em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City Chiefs quickly moved to 1-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers. Early bettors favored the Chiefs in a game that...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.   Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

Jan. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press....

Company sues Montana Lottery over rules for sports wagering

Jan. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investment group from Billings has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Lottery over rules that require businesses wishing to offer sports gambling to have specific alcohol licenses. The lawsuit, filed in Lewis and Clark County by the Arete Group, argues legislation that authorized...

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania hits new record high

Jan. 16, 2020 4:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's commercial casinos reached a new high in revenue last year, state regulators said Thursday, a record boosted by an aggressive new expansion of gambling authorized by state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue at the...

MGM Springfield reports lowest month of gambling revenue

Jan. 16, 2020 11:19 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts casino reported its lowest monthly revenue in its 16-month history. MGM Springfield's December gross gambling revenue was $18.9 million, down from $21.6 million a year ago. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released its monthly numbers Wednesday. The new numbers...

4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos

Jan. 15, 2020 6:28 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A former sports book manager at two Lake Tahoe casinos has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports 32-year-old Ashley Dean of Carson City was sentenced Monday after admitting to being a...

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,...

$2.5M in Rhode Island sports betting revenue made last month

Jan. 14, 2020 6:47 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island sportsbook made nearly 2 1/2 times more in sports betting revenue last month compared to the previous December, according to a lottery report. A report released Monday shows sports betting revenue increased from $957,000 in December 2018 to $2.5 million in December...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. New Jersey's casinos won nearly $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic City gambling halls had won more than $3 billion, according to figures released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 14, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Jan. 12 Missouri —and more specifically, Jefferson City — has had a love-hate relationship with gambling. In 1984, state voters authorized the Missouri Lottery, making it the 23rd statewide lottery. A decade later, both city and state voters approved riverboat...