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State amassed $1.7M from sports, online bets in October

Dec. 01, 2021 20:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut collected about $1.7 million during its first partial month of legalized online gambling and sports wagering, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The figures represent the state's share of revenues collected Oct. 12-31. ...

Nevada casinos match 8-month mark for $1B in house winnings

Nov. 30, 2021 18:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos matched a record streak of eight straight months of $1 billion or more in house winnings in October, with travel, tourism and events returning to pre-pandemic levels in a state dependent on gambling revenues, according to several economic reports. ...

Louisiana Supreme Court OKs St. Tammany casino referendum

Nov. 30, 2021 12:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on a proposed casino can be put to a vote in St. Tammany Parish as planned, overturning an appeals court ruling that could have jeopardized the election. Monday’s decision means parish voters...

Driver who crashed into West Des Moines officer sentenced

Nov. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver accused of being drunk when he crashed into and seriously injured a West Des Moines police officer last year has been sentenced to five years in prison. Jon Schwartz, 62, of Kellogg, was sentenced last week after being found guilty...

Oneida Nation set to offer sports betting at main casino

Nov. 30, 2021 10:44 AM EST

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — The Oneida Nation will legally offer sports betting beginning this week, the first time such wagering has been allowed in Wisconsin. Sports betting is the result of a new gaming compact amendment with the state that allows “event wagering.” That...

Mohegan Gaming finalizes financing for South Korea project

Nov. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the corporation that owns the Mohegan Tribe's various gambling enterprises, announced Monday it has completed the $1.5 billion in financing needed to develop the first stage of a casino and entertainment resort in South Korea. ...

Macao detains Suncity boss on China gambling charge

Nov. 27, 2021 05:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao police on Saturday detained the head of Macao’s biggest casino junket organizer and others after Chinese authorities issued an arrest warrant for them over accusations that they ran an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate. The arrests in the...

Sports betting drives 20% boost for Deadwood casinos

Nov. 26, 2021 15:48 PM EST

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — The addition of sports betting helped drive a 20% revenue increase for Deadwood casinos in October, according to new state data. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that a report from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming...

Early voting opens Saturday for Louisiana's local elections

Nov. 26, 2021 10:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have...

Judge denies Seminole Tribe's stay on gambling expansion

Nov. 25, 2021 13:46 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A federal district judge rejected a stay requested by the Seminole Tribe of Florida late Wednesday after an earlier ruling blocked the tribe's deal with the state to expand gambling and online sports betting statewide. Attorneys for the Seminoles...