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Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino

May. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International said in a joint statement they've engaged in conversations about the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor....

The costliest $29 they'll ever win: NJ levies $25K fine

May. 9, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gambler from Nevada lost $29 on a New Jersey internet gambling site, but the transactions cost a technology company $25,000. New Jersey regulators fined Gaming Innovation Group $25,000 for a flaw in its geolocation technology, which is designed to make sure people are within...

Indiana joins list of states legalizing sports betting

May. 8, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be allowed in the state under a bill signed by the governor on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb endorsed the bill on his final day to act on the measure approved by lawmakers after they reached a...

Correction: Sports Betting-Montana story

May. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story May 3 about legalizing sports betting in Montana, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Iverson's position with the Montana Tavern Association. He is the association's government affairs counsel, not its executive director. A corrected version of the story is below:...

NCAA rescinds ban on events in states with legal gambling

May. 3, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has rescinded its policy prohibiting championship events from being held in states that have legalized sports gambling. The expected move was announced Friday. After last year's Supreme Court decision that opened the door for states to sponsor legalize sports betting, the NCAA...

GOP activist sues Rhode Island over launch of sports betting

May. 2, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Republican activist is suing over sports betting in Rhode Island, saying the state should have sought voter approval before legalizing and launching it. Daniel Harrop said Thursday sports betting should stop pending a statewide referendum. Former Rhode Island Republican Party...

Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent

May. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The record $35.5 million in fines Massachusetts imposed on Wynn Resorts and its CEO reflect the many violations uncovered but are also meant to serve as a deterrent as the nascent state casino industry takes shape, Massachusetts regulators said Wednesday. The state's Gaming Commission on...

Whistleblower gets support weeks after saying he was "used"

May. 1, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Marco Trungelliti has received support from the Tennis Integrity Unit more than two weeks after he complained that he'd been "used" and felt abandoned after acting as a witness in the prosecution of three fellow Argentinian players who subsequently received bans for gambling-related...

Wynn Resorts fined $35M for misconduct allegations response

Apr. 30, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its state casino license and open its Boston-area resort as planned after executives failed to disclose years of allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder...

Tennessee governor to allow sports betting without signature

Apr. 30, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to let legislation to allow sports betting become law without his signature, putting a state that has largely shied from expanding gambling in position to become the first to offer an online-only sportsbook. The bill is headed to the Republican governor...