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North Carolina sports wagers well over $1 billion in first months under new law, report says

May. 17, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

People in North Carolina have bet over $1 billion on sports through several gambling operators authorized under a state law to begin taking online wagers two months ago, according to a report released Friday. The customers' early losses are resulting in tens of millions of dollars in state revenue....

New Jersey overall gambling revenue up 10.4% in April, but in-person casino winnings were down

May. 16, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos, horse tracks that accept sports bets and their online partners won more than half a billion dollars from gamblers in April, an increase of 10.4% from a year earlier, state gambling regulators said Thursday. But that was due in large...

The Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts in the '90s, is closing

May. 15, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors this summer, the end of an era for a property credited with helping transform Sin City into an ultra-luxury resort destination. The July 17 closure will clear the way for major renovations...

Workers in Atlantic City casino smoking lawsuit decry 'poisonous' workplace; state stresses taxes

May. 13, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of Atlantic City casino workers asked a judge Monday to ban smoking in the gambling halls, citing the toxic effects of working in a “poisonous” atmosphere, while the state said ending smoking could jeopardize a half-billion-dollar pot of money for senior citizens...

Former Las Vegas casino executive sentenced to year of probation in bookmaking money laundering case

May. 08, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former top executive for major Las Vegas casinos was sentenced to a year of probation Wednesday after admitting he allowed an illegal bookmaker to gamble millions of dollars at the MGM Grand and pay off debts in cash. Scott Sibella pleaded guilty in January to...

Slow to expand, internet casino gambling is the future of US betting, industry execs say

May. 08, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Internet casino gambling is legal in only a handful of states, but the industry is convinced it is the future of betting, even as some worry about cannibalizing physical casinos. Speaking Wednesday at the SBC Summit North America, a major gambling industry...

Cambodia's Supreme Court upholds the 2-year prison sentence of a casino strike leader

May. 03, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Friday upheld the two-year prison sentence of a labor union leader who led a long-running strike against the country’s biggest casino. Chhim Sithar, president of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of...

Iowa investigator's email says athlete gambling sting was a chance to impress higher-ups and public

May. 02, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

A criminal investigator for the state of Iowa suggested to colleagues last year that busting college athletes for online sports betting would impress the public and “the powers that be” and perhaps nudge lawmakers toward updating gambling laws. “If they get suspended or get a...

Gambling legislation stumbles in Alabama Senate, lawmakers delay vote

May. 01, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives advanced a compromise on gambling legislation to authorize a state lottery and allow slot machines at seven locations in the state, but the measure stalled late Tuesday amid opposition in the Alabama Senate. Senators...

Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislation dies

Apr. 30, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislative negotiators failed to advance a final proposal Monday. The House and Senate passed versions of the Mississippi Mobile Sports Wagering Act earlier in the state's legislative session. The...