Latest Sports betting News

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

Jun. 15, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn't enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets at...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

Jun. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of legal...

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Jun. 13, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short window to finalize the details and pass legislation. Pending proposals would...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

The Latest: Regulators issue sports betting regulations

Jun. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's preparations for sports betting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations for sports betting providers. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement posted the technical regulations on its website Wednesday. That...

Unions seek player safeguards as sports gambling expands

Jun. 13, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats and harassment and from those who might seek to manipulate their performance on the field for monetary gain. In a document being circulated to state and...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Jun. 11, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. EXCITEMENT HIGH, EXPECTATIONS LOWER FOR TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT As President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un head into their historic meeting, Trump announced plans to leave early, raising questions...

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Jun. 11, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows of organized crime and shady offshore operators. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill just...