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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Snyder has met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state. Sen. Guy Guzzone told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that Snyder asked to be included in the sports betting realm. Snyder met with state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

Jan. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday. Sen. Guy Guzzone, who chairs the Maryland Senate's budget committee,...

In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, a gambler places sports bets at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey gambling regulators have approved wagering on the XFL, becoming the sixth state to approve bets on the revived football league that last operated in 2001. Its season begins Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ OKs XFL bets, 6th state to allow wagers on revived league

Jan. 22, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have authorized betting on XFL football games, becoming the sixth state to authorize wagers on the revived league. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement added the XFL to its list of approved events for sports betting on Jan. 15. The league's...

Sports betting bill gains momentum by clearing House panel

Jan. 15, 2020 11:25 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky picked up bipartisan momentum Wednesday when a House committee voted unanimously to advance the measure that one estimate says would bring in about $22.5 million a year in new taxes. The measure sailed through the House Licensing,...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and Virginia House of Delegates speaker-designate, Eileen Filler-Corn, front right, are surrounded by Democratic Legislators as he outlines his legislative agenda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Top issues in the 2020 Virginia legislative session

Jan. 8, 2020 1:15 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are kicking off a 60-day legislative session with Democrats in full control for the first time in more than two decades. Here's a look at some top issues legislators will take up this year: GUNS Likely the most prominent debate this year will be on gun control, an...

Kentucky Sen. Robin L. Webb, D-Carter, speaks with Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Fayette, during the opening session of the Kentucky State Legislature in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Budget looms as key issue as Kentucky lawmakers convene

Jan. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers convened Tuesday to begin a 60-day session that will be dominated by the challenge of passing a new two-year state budget amid competing demands and limited revenues. A flurry of bill introductions highlighted opening day in the House and Senate. Among the stacks of...

FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at a press conference before signing an executive order to reinstate the voting rights of over 100,000 non-violent felons who have completed their sentences, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear is calling for bipartisan cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a new two-year state budget. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Beshear urges cooperation on eve of 2020 legislative session

Jan. 6, 2020 9:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Preparing for the arrival of Republican lawmakers who will determine the fate of many of his priorities, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday called for cross-party cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a two-year state budget. Kentucky...

In this Dec. 16, 2019 photo, Shelia Hargrove, of Richmond, plays gaming machines at Rosie's gaming center in Richmond, Va.  Gambling-related issues are set to be one of the hottest topics at the state Capitol when lawmakers return to the Richmond next month to kick off the 2020 legislative session. Lawmakers will decide whether to legalize online sports betting and whether to regulate betting machines that have proliferated in convenience stores in recent years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

All bets are on? Virginia weighs legalizing casinos

Jan. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Casinos could be coming soon to Virginia, but a brawl over just how many, where they would go, and who would run them is on tap first. Gambling-related issues are set to be one of the hottest topics at the state Capitol when lawmakers return to the Richmond next month to kick off the...

FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Josh Shaw runs drills during the teams' NFL football training camp in Glendale, Ariz. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. He has now been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season. The league announced the suspension on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Cardinals' Shaw drops appeal of ban for gambling

Dec. 20, 2019 10:56 AM EST

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has dropped his appeal of a one-year NFL suspension for gambling on league games, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Shaw's decision to drop the appeal has not been made...

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a news conference in Medford, Mass. Nevada gambling regulators decided they have jurisdiction to discipline former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Nevada regulators say Wynn can face sanctions; appeal coming

Dec. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators unanimously declared Thursday they have jurisdiction to discipline former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct. His attorneys had argued that the state has no authority because Wynn isn’t licensed or involved in...