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Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation's 4th-largest

Oct. 16, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history will be on the line as numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions game's $654 million jackpot. The grand prize for Tuesday night's drawing has grown so enormous because no one has won the jackpot since July 24. Although the jackpot is...

Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

Oct. 15, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's drawing increases to the fourth-largest in U.S. history , the odds of matching all six numbers and...

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Oct. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New...

Mega Millions players have chance at US's 9th largest prize

Oct. 10, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players will have a chance at the nation's ninth-largest jackpot when numbers are drawn for Friday's Mega Millions game. The estimated $548 million prize would be the largest jackpot in more than nine months. Players who buy $2 tickets face extremely long odds, with a one in...

Albania to relocate casinos, betting shops to city outskirts

Oct. 9, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government says it will relocate all casinos and betting shops out of residential areas to curb their spread, especially in the capital Tirana. Prime Minister Edi Rama said Tuesday that by Dec. 31 all casinos, including shops taking bets on sports and animal races, will...

Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Oct. 7, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure tighten each...

3rd deal to sell shuttered Atlantic City casino fails

Sep. 27, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Not even the third time was the charm for the former Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City, which on Thursday saw the third attempt to sell it fall through in as many years. The latest involved a bid by Stockton University to buy the casino property as part of its new Atlantic...

APNewsBreak: FanDuel to pay out disputed $82K football bet

Sep. 20, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday. The online sports betting company said it will pay...

NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

Sep. 19, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket...

As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy

Sep. 17, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious. By any conventional gauge, President Donald Trump's uncompromising stance toward tariffs and the pain they've...