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Wisconsin man, 24, who frequently played lottery wins $768 million Powerball jackpot. (CORRECTS jackpot amount)

Apr. 23, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin man, 24, who frequently played lottery wins $768 million Powerball jackpot. (CORRECTS jackpot amount)

PokerStars fined $10K for taking bets on NJ college teams

Apr. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued the fine on April 12, and posted it on its website last week....

Arizona latest state to shield lottery winners' names

Apr. 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public. The move comes as privacy concerns...

Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name

Apr. 14, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child. If Britain's bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl...

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners

Apr. 12, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at least...

Judge gives Justice Department a deadline in lottery case

Apr. 11, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department two weeks to clarify its stance on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing arguments from New Hampshire officials in a case with potential implications for the future of state lotteries and the programs, often...

Miserable season over, Knicks hope for big offseason ahead

Apr. 11, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the 80th game of one of the most miserable seasons in New York Knicks history, and it sounded like the playoffs. A sellout crowd of 19,812 roared as the Knicks charged back from 10 points down after three quarters to beat the Washington Wizards for what turned out to be their last...

NCAA Latest: Get ready for a defensive-minded title game

Apr. 6, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The college basketball season will end Monday night with two defensive-minded teams battling to become a first-time champion. Texas Tech entered the national semifinals by allowing just 84 points per 100...

Column: Predictably, another gamble lost in AAF failure

Apr. 3, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before. I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well financed and for real,...

Casino company Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion

Apr. 3, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino company Las Vegas Sands announced Wednesday it plans to spend $3.3 billion to add an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and more convention space to its property in Singapore. The Las Vegas-based owner of properties in the U.S. and Macau said in a statement it has an agreement...