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CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

Sep. 18, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a league...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt answers a question during a news conference at the Central Oklahoma PPE distribution warehouse Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma had the fifth highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases last week, according to a report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force report released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and the task force is again recommending a statewide mandate require masks. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma Supreme Court denies hearing on tribal compacts

Sep. 17, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt for another hearing regarding the court's earlier ruling that deemed the state's tribal gaming compacts with two Native American tribes invalid. The high court Monday voted 5-1 to deny the rehearing. In July, the court...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt answers a question during a news conference at the Central Oklahoma PPE distribution warehouse Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma had the fifth highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases last week, according to a report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force report released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and the task force is again recommending a statewide mandate require masks. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma Supreme Court denies hearing on tribal compacts

Sep. 17, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt for another hearing regarding the court's earlier ruling that deemed the state's tribal gaming compacts with two Native American tribes invalid. The high court Monday voted 5-1 to deny the rehearing. In July, the court...

New York Giants reach multi-year deal with DraftKings.

Sep. 16, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With games being played in stadiums with no fans and revenue reduced, the New York Giants have reached a multi-year arrangement with DraftKings, making the Boston-based company the official sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy operator of the NFL team. The Giants and the...

FILE - This June 23, 2019, file photo shows Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world's biggest casino company has final regulatory approval. The New Jersey state Casino Control Commission voted Friday, July 17, 2020 to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

William Hill becomes official ESPN odds supplier

Sep. 14, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The William Hill betting chain will become the official odds supplier for ESPN across all its platforms in a deal announced Monday that expands the bookmaker's reach online and on air. As part of the deal, fans will be able to directly link to William Hill’s sports betting apps in...

File- A gambler prepares to hand over cash at the sportsbook betting window inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. On Sept. 14, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators announced that New Jersey set a new national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single month in the U.S. with nearly $668 million bets on games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey sets US sports betting monthly record at $668M

Sep. 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a single month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...

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...

Customers line up to place wagers in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Sept. 9, 2018. The coronavirus outbreak has added new wrinkles for bettors this year, but even so, the nation's sportsbooks expect a record year of bets on football in 2020 from an antsy public that has been cooped up for months amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Gamblers factoring virus into their football bets this fall

Sep. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof) and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash. In a year in which...

Colorado signs sponsorship deal with sports betting operator

Sep. 8, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado has signed a partnership deal with a Denver-based sports betting operator. The five-year corporate sponsorship with PointsBet was negotiated by Learfield IMG College, the media rights holder for Buffaloes athletics. PointsBet will have signage at...

Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, right, crosses the finish line to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Authentic wins Kentucky Derby; Baffert notches 6th victory

Sep. 5, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert endured the lowest of lows and highest of highs within minutes in the Kentucky Derby. He was bummed before the horses left the paddock after Thousand Words reared up and fell on its side, getting disqualified and injuring Baffert's assistant trainer. That emotion was...