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Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Oct. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a...

Ukrainian brothers given tennis life bans for match fixing

Oct. 15, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting. Independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren found the brothers guilty on Monday based on an investigation by the...

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Oct. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New...

MLB: League should get cut from casino wagers on sport

Oct. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year. Representatives from both industries vigorously defended their believed...

3 chair umpires banned for life for match-fixing, gambling

Oct. 8, 2018 4:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three chair umpires from Thailand have been banned for life from tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offenses. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced the sanctions Monday against Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, who were accused of betting on...

Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Oct. 7, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure tighten each...

NASCAR set to implement gambling regulations in 2019

Oct. 7, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the series is set to implement guidelines in the rulebook on sports betting in 2019. Dover International Speedway opened its on-site betting kiosk this weekend and became the only track that allowed sports gambling on its property. NASCAR does not...

Dover becomes only track to allow sports betting on property

Oct. 6, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bradley Saucier and Joshua Merrill made the trip from Maine to watch this weekend's NASCAR races at Dover. They had bags full of NASCAR merchandise, wore hats and shirts supporting their favorite drivers and came prepared to spend on their new favorite accessory: betting slips. All bets...

Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR wagers

Oct. 5, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting. NASCAR fans could skip blackjack tables and roulette wheels inside Dover Downs Hotel and Casino if they want to bet on their lucky numbers this weekend for races at Dover International...

When gambling goes haywire, you're unlikely to catch a break

Sep. 30, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When people gamble, things sometimes go wrong. Roulette balls glance off the wheel onto the table. Slot machines jam. Online betting apps freeze. Dice go flying off the felt. And sometimes, the cards aren't shuffled correctly, or at all. Bettors have even lost payouts when the...