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Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...

PokerStars fined $10K for taking bets on NJ college teams

Apr. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued the fine on April 12, and posted it on its website last week....

Lawsuit after 2 casinos couldn't take March Madness bets

Apr. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the NCAA Tournament. A Friday news release from Delaware North says it's filed a civil suit seeking monetary damages against United...

Andy Beshear touts expanded gambling as way to fund pensions

Apr. 18, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Promoting an issue his father unsuccessfully championed as governor, Democrat Andy Beshear said Thursday he wants to expand gambling in Kentucky and use the proceeds to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems. Beshear, one of four Democrats seeking their party's...

Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

Apr. 17, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within and testified about dishonest fellow...

Wisconsin man's wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M

Apr. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci's win...

March Madness leads to gladness for New Jersey sports books

Apr. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books. More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That brings...

Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate

Apr. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many states,...

Emmert: NCAA committed to prohibiting athletes from gambling

Apr. 4, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As legalized wagering on sports spreads, the NCAA remains adamant about prohibiting college athletes from betting. The association and its members have had to manage the changing landscape of legalized gambling since a Supreme Court decision last year opened the door for states to...

NCAA Latest: 'Hot shot' Beard finally gets trophy at Tech

Apr. 4, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 5:03 p.m. Shortly before taking home the AP coach of the year trophy Wednesday, Texas Tech's Chris Beard recalled a very different trophy he spent decades thinking about before finally getting his hands on it. The...