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Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

Jan. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but further commercial gambling expansion requires...

AP Interview: Europol ties together tennis match-fixer rings

Jan. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale. Pedro Felicio, who heads Europol's...

Europeans unravel massive tennis match-fixing ring

Jan. 16, 2019 3:25 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe. As Roger...

US gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

Jan. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday issued a memo saying the delay will allow businesses to adjust their operations. The legal opinion that became public Monday says a...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Jan. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that...

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

Jan. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes. William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel,...

Atlantic City casino revenue up, but newbies hurt others

Jan. 14, 2019 3:26 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 billion, state gambling regulators said Monday. But the news was bad for most of the casinos that existed before the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort...

NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, costing them a shot at a $1 million top prize. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday it...

Beal scores 32, Wizards top Giannis-less Bucks 113-106

Jan. 11, 2019 11:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky got a bottled-water shower from his teammates and a postgame handshake from team president Ernie Grunfeld. The big game for the lanky Czech point guard was cause for celebration for the Washington Wizards, who are playing cohesively with Satoransky starting in place of...

Arrests made in Costa Rican kidnapping of American

Jan. 11, 2019 9:01 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the missing U.S. citizen. Director of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Body Walter Espinoza said Friday that...