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Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

Aug. 19, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were...

Spontaneous office pool wins $543 million lottery jackpot

Aug. 3, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California co-workers who decided to play the lottery on a whim won last month's $543 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest prize ever on a single state ticket, the California Lottery said Friday. The 11 co-workers who work in the financial industry in the San...

Atlantic City ready to roll the dice again on boxing

Aug. 3, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There was a moment of time when Atlantic City evoked images of Tyson and Gatti as much as tables and gamblers. Donald Trump and Don King dominated the fight game as much as any heavyweight contenders. And when the next pay-per-view blockbuster bout was up for bid, AC always had a...

Column: Bookies go from pariahs to partners in NBA deal

Aug. 1, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As revenue goes it barely registers on the books. The NBA probably gets more from the contract with its frozen daiquiri vendor than it does the new deal it inked with casino giant MGM Resorts International. With good reason. The deal announced with such fanfare Tuesday is arguably little...

Memo: Iowa Lottery kept selling games after security warning

Aug. 1, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Lottery kept marketing four games to the public despite a 2015 warning from its security chief that they were vulnerable to fraud by insiders, according to a newly released memo that the state had fought to keep secret. Steve Bogle, the lottery's then-vice president of...

The Latest: 2 firms OK'd for Jersey online sports betting

Aug. 1, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the rapid expansion of sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings have received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

Aug. 1, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an...

NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

Jul. 31, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes of...

AP PHOTOS: Macau dog track closure prompts adoption pleas

Jul. 30, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

MACAU (AP) — Dog races were held here in Macau for half a century, up to five nights a week — a constant in this former Portuguese colony even as high-stakes casinos and concert venues sprouted up to offer newer, glitzier entertainment options. Development and changing tastes have finally caught up...

MGM, Caesars racing to cash in on sports betting market

Jul. 30, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U.S. sports betting market, taking steps to expand their footprint and strengthen their positions as more states approve necessary regulations and people become more interested in legally gambling on pro and...