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Lottery bill stalls in Alabama House, fails procedural vote

May. 21, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lottery legislation has stalled in the House of Representatives after supporters did not have enough votes to get the bill up for debate. The bill on Tuesday narrowly failed a procedural vote required to bring bills up for debate. Supporters were one vote short. The proposed...

Louisiana's sports betting legalization effort edges ahead

May. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to legalize sports betting in Louisiana edged forward in the Legislature, winning the backing Tuesday of a committee packed with several anti-gambling lawmakers who unsuccessfully sought to derail the measure. The Senate-supported legalization bill won passage from the...

Workers concerned by hedge fund influence over casinos

May. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Casino workers in Detroit and their union leadership plan to speak before Michigan's Gaming Control Board about the influence hedge funds are having on the industry. Unite Here Local 24 says workers will tell board members Tuesday in Detroit that they are willing to work with gambling...

Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino

May. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International said in a joint statement they've engaged in conversations about the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor....

Governor signs law legalizing sports betting in Iowa

May. 13, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a legal way to bet on professional, collegiate and international sporting events. It also legalizes fantasy sports contests and internet fantasy sports betting but delays betting based on college sporting event statistics...

New Illinois Lottery ticket supports police memorials, funds

May. 13, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Lottery has launched an instant ticket intended to support police memorials and families of officers who were injured or died in the line of duty. Lottery and law enforcement officials, as well as other city and state leaders, held a ceremonial unveiling Monday at the Gold Star...

The costliest $29 they'll ever win: NJ levies $25K fine

May. 9, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gambler from Nevada lost $29 on a New Jersey internet gambling site, but the transactions cost a technology company $25,000. New Jersey regulators fined Gaming Innovation Group $25,000 for a flaw in its geolocation technology, which is designed to make sure people are within...

Indiana joins list of states legalizing sports betting

May. 8, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be allowed in the state under a bill signed by the governor on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb endorsed the bill on his final day to act on the measure approved by lawmakers after they reached a...

New York lawmakers mull sports betting on mobile devices

May. 8, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars or more if it doesn't authorize sports gambling on smartphones and other mobile devices, gambling supporters and analysts told state lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers at the hearing said they are eager to capture that...

Correction: Sports Betting-Montana story

May. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story May 3 about legalizing sports betting in Montana, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Iverson's position with the Montana Tavern Association. He is the association's government affairs counsel, not its executive director. A corrected version of the story is below:...