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New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

Jun. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

Jun. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology...

US sports bets hit $9 billion a year after court ruling

Jun. 12, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey's victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared the way for other states to do it. Together with Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania,...

New York approves sports betting in 4 upstate casinos

Jun. 10, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state's Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, Tioga Downs in the Southern...

NBA, MLB using data to chase better deals with sportsbooks

Jun. 8, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For NBA and MLB executives, a cut of sports betting revenue is pretty much a no-brainer. The wagers wouldn't even exist, they argue, without their teams playing the games, so they should be paid and sportsbooks should be required to use their data to determine the outcomes of bets. The...

Judge: Federal wagering law only applies to sports gambling

Jun. 3, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some states feared would make online lottery activities including Powerball illegal and put the programs they fund at risk. Judge...

Judge rules law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, not to state lotteries as some feared

Jun. 3, 2019 5:04 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Judge rules law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, not to state lotteries as some feared.

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 3, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 3, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Jun. 1, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once...