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Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Indiana casinos looking for jump on Midwest sports betting

Aug. 3, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows betting to...

Bevin points to suicides as reason to oppose gambling

Jul. 31, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin claimed Wednesday that gambling-related suicides are nightly occurrences as he criticized his political opponent's support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems. Bevin's remarks in which he linked suicides to...

Black voters say they will remember Trump's racist tweets

Jul. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from . "It was very hurtful to see the person who is the leader of the country that I live in...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

New Hampshire legalizes sports betting

Jul. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports gambling on Friday, and Gov. Chris Sununu said he's eager to place the first bet. The Republican signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games...

Nebraska measure could tip the number of states with casinos

Jun. 30, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow commercial gambling into the majority. Supporters of legalized casinos have launched a petition drive to place the issue on the 2020 ballot with...

New Jersey tops Nevada in sports betting volume in May

Jun. 29, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here's all you need to know about how fast sports betting is growing in New Jersey: the state took in more sports bets last month than Nevada did to lead the nation. According to gambling regulators in both states, New Jersey saw $318.9 million worth of bets, edging past Nevada,...