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Racing panel OKs sale of Louisiana Downs track and casino

Oct. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The $22 million sale of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs horse racing track and casino was approved Tuesday by Louisiana's Racing Commission. The Shreveport Times reported that Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties are selling the facility in...

Gaming board OKs Louisiana horse racing track, casino sale

Oct. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The state Gaming Control Board has approved the $22 million sale of a northwest Louisiana horse racing track and casino. Rubico Acquisition Corp. still needs approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission, which meets Tuesday, to buy Harrah’s...

Connecticut online sports betting set to fully begin Tuesday

Oct. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators announced Monday that online sports wagering and online casino games can begin in earnest within hours, now that a seven-day limited “soft launch” of the state's newest forms of wagering has been successfully completed. Three organizations —...

New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting

Oct. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting industry became the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month, in September, as football season sent more gamblers to sports books and, crucially, their phones, according to...

Online sports betting soft launch going well, CT agency says

Oct. 13, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

The limited rollout of online wagering in Connecticut is “going well so far,” according to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which is on track to allow online gambling statewide beginning Oct. 19, barring any issues. Kaitlyn Krasselt, a spokesperson for the...

Churchill Downs to open gaming venue in downtown Louisville

Sep. 30, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The company that owns Churchill Downs racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, placed its own big wager Thursday by announcing plans to open a casino-style venue in downtown Louisville. With its new entertainment facility, to be called Derby City...

Rollout of sports betting in Connecticut to begin Thursday

Sep. 29, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The long-awaited rollout of sports wagering in Connecticut will begin on Thursday when Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun officially launch their retail operations. The long-awaited bets can be placed now that the state Department of Consumer...

Fantasy sports contests go live in Arizona on Saturday

Aug. 27, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Fantasy sports fans can legally bet on the contests starting Saturday in Arizona, a state that was among one of the last holdouts to allow wagers and the collection of winnings on the popular online pastime. Legislation that Gov. Doug Ducey signed earlier...

Louisiana sports betting to begin during football season

Aug. 20, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sports betting operations in Louisiana are expected to begin sometime in the upcoming football season, after the state's gambling regulators approved emergency rules to speed the ability for people to wager on games. The Gaming Control Board,...

Enough NC senators agree sports gambling bill is good bet

Aug. 19, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sports gambling would be authorized across North Carolina, with up to a dozen entities licensed to offer online and in-person betting, in legislation approved by Thursday by the state Senate. The bipartisan measure advances to the House although a...