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Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Oct. 20, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of working class struggles and said President Donald Trump is shredding American values as the Democrat rallied union members in Las Vegas to support Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats. Rosen, a freshman congresswoman from the Las Vegas-area, is...

State claims Interior 'buckled' under political pressure

Oct. 19, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A new court filing claims the U.S. Department of Interior "buckled under undue political pressure" in failing to act on an amended gambling agreement between the state of Connecticut and a federally recognized American Indian tribe. The Day reports the state and the Mashantucket...

Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Oct. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a...

Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

Oct. 15, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. The state Gaming Commission reported Monday that MGM Springfield generated $18 million in gross revenues from slot machines and another $8.8 million from table games like...

Biden to campaign in Las Vegas for Rosen, Democrats Saturday

Oct. 15, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Democratic candidates in Las Vegas on Saturday as early voting kicks off. The Nevada State Democratic Party said Monday that Biden will appear with Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is running for U.S. Senate, and Clark County Commission Chair Steve...

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Oct. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New...

Arkansas casino legalization measure votes will be counted

Oct. 11, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that votes cast in November on a proposed casino legalization ballot initiative should be counted, dismissing two lawsuits which sought to block the count because of claims the wording is misleading and ambiguous in several areas. In two...

MLB: League should get cut from casino wagers on sport

Oct. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year. Representatives from both industries vigorously defended their believed...

New Mexico tribal casino to launch sports betting

Oct. 10, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A tribal casino in New Mexico says it will be the first in the state to offer sports betting following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting. The sportsbook at Santa Ana Star Casino is...

North Dakota tribes want sales tax exemption for casinos

Oct. 10, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some American Indian leaders are opposing draft legislation that would allow tribes in North Dakota to collect a state sales tax on their reservations as long as it includes casinos. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member Ron His Horse is Thunder on Wednesday told the Tribal Taxation Issues...