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Long-closed Woodland race track in Kansas is for sale

Jun. 4, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After failing to convince lawmakers to change the state's gambling laws, the owner of a long-closed Kansas horse and dog racing track is selling the property. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, said in a news release Wednesday that Las Vegas casino...

Edwards names new chairman of Louisiana gambling board

Jun. 3, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards quickly tapped a new leader for Louisiana's gambling regulatory board Wednesday, only two days after the Senate surprised the governor by blocking confirmation of his previous pick who had held the job for seven years. The Democratic governor announced that Lt....

Louisiana gambling board chairman removed by state Senate

Jun. 2, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board has been ousted by state senators who refused to confirm his reappointment on the final day of the regular legislative session. Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, was among 11 appointees selected by...

Reps. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, center; and Jerome

Louisiana lawmakers finish regular session without budget

Jun. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wrapping up a shortened regular session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana lawmakers Monday handed business groups the limits on car wreck lawsuits that they've sought for years while punting completion of next year's budget to another session. The House and Senate...

Nevada now past 8,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Jun. 1, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are reporting the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases is now past 8,600. The state Department of Health and Human Services updated their testing data Monday with a new total of 8,688 positive coronavirus cases. The number of known deaths is now up...

Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, center, gestures as he speaks to colleagues on the House floor during a long day of bill debate, on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana lawmakers near end of session, ready for another

May. 31, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers worked through a final stack of bills Sunday as they neared the end of a regular session upended by the coronavirus outbreak, agreeing to a broad expansion of the state's medical marijuana program and closing a budget gap created by the pandemic. A rapid...

Fantasy sports betting regulations near passage in Louisiana

May. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Residents of the 47 Louisiana parishes where voters agreed to legalize fantasy sports betting edged closer Friday to being able to compete for the online cash prices. The Senate voted 31-3 to set the regulations that are needed before betting can begin. The proposal still needs...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, chairs have been removed at some electronic slot machines to maintain social distancing between players at a closed Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin are announcing plans to reopen June 4, and a downtown Las Vegas hotel owner bought more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets for people from various U.S. cities. Nightlife will be limited, but promotions began Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak lifted his mid-March shut-down order and said casinos can reopen June 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Bleak casino, tourism reports showing Nevada shutdown impact

May. 29, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bleak reports in Nevada are showing the economic impact of a full month of casino and business closures enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. With most businesses and all gambling establishments shuttered statewide, monthly gambling tax revenues were down in April nearly 100%...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2020, file photo shows slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City,N.J., that are controlled by gamblers over the internet. The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FIle)

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting

May. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. Most major sports remain shut down due to the virus, but European soccer...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Two California lawmakers on Thursday, May 28, 2020, pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately renewed a turf battle between powerful gambling interests. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Legal sports betting pitched as California budget salve

May. 28, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately reignited a turf battle between powerful...