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New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows a 10% decline from 2012-2018 in annual revenues that are...

Pennsylvania's gambling industry revenue reaches record high

Jul. 18, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that revenue rose by nearly $60 million, or almost 2%, over the 2018 fiscal year. Slot machine play...

Regulators: new casino not cheating gamblers out of winnings

Jul. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators say their preliminary investigation shows Encore Boston Harbor isn't cheating gamblers out of their winnings as a class action lawsuit alleges. The state's Gaming Commission said Thursday that Wynn Resorts is complying with state gambling regulations for...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

Casino reports opening week profits as suit alleges cheating

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino's first week earnings. The suit by New York resident Richard Schuster says the Everett casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at...

Consulting firm to evaluate Chicago casino feasibility

Jul. 15, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago. The Gaming Board announced last week that it had selected Union Gaming Analytics of Las Vegas. The study is required by the gambling expansion law Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

New Hampshire legalizes sports betting

Jul. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports gambling on Friday, and Gov. Chris Sununu said he's eager to place the first bet. The Republican signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games...

Proposed North Carolina gaming commission OK'd by House

Jul. 11, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The idea of a consolidated state commission to regulate all gambling-related activities and boxing in North Carolina has advanced through the House. The proposed nine-member North Carolina Gaming Commission would incorporate duties and powers of the current state lottery commission...

GOP tries to persuade panel to pass lottery privacy bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators worked Wednesday to persuade their colleagues to support a bill that would keep lottery winners' names secret, saying the measure would protect winners from harassment. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that 24-year-old...