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Senate narrowly passes casino bill

Mar. 24, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has once again voted to allow casino gambling in the state, but the bill faces uncertain prospects in the House. The Senate voted 13-11 Thursday for a bill that would allow two casinos to operate in the state to bring in an estimated $60 million in licensing...

State's gambling future uncertain, despite federal action

Mar. 24, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn't mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled. Nearly three months into his term, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont still faces the challenging task of trying...

Louisiana Democratic leader admits to gambling relapse

Mar. 23, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Karen Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, admitted to a gambling problem Friday — minutes after WWL-TV posted a news story reporting that she had violated a ban on entering Louisiana casinos. The station reported a...

Arkansas Racing Commission approves licenses for 2 casinos

Mar. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Racing Commission has approved full casino licenses for a Hot Springs horse-racing track and a greyhound track in western Arkansas. Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said Saturday that the commission has granted casino license...

Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets

Mar. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows betting on sports. Twin River Casino added 17 kiosks to its Lincoln location and five in Tiverton, near the Massachusetts border, to reduce lines at...

Winning streak continues in February for Mississippi casinos

Mar. 23, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The hot streak continues for Mississippi casinos, with gambling halls statewide posting another revenue increase in February. It's the sixth time in the seven months since sports betting began that gamblers have lost more. State Revenue Department figures released Wednesday show...

Casino to extend sports betting hours for March Madness

Mar. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Twin River Casino in Rhode Island says it's planning to extend its sports betting hours during the NCAA basketball tournament. Casino general manager Craig Sculos tells WPRI-TV he expects March Madness will be the "biggest swing of days that we've had." He says there may be an...

North Dakota Senate rejects bill on historic horse racing

Mar. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legislation that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been killed in the North Dakota Senate. Senators on Friday rejected the House bill 41-3 that would have allowed wagering on prior horse races shown on video screens. Supporters say allowing historic horse...

Connecticut tribes receive federal go-head for casino

Mar. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes have received long-awaited approval from the federal government to push ahead with plans for an off-reservation casino in East Windsor. The Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegans, which created the joint venture MMCT, can now "move forward...

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

Mar. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for...