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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...

Illinois lawmaker works on sports gambling bill

Oct. 18, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports gambling in Illinois likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year, according to a state lawmaker. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie told two House subcommittees on Wednesday that he's working on a sports betting bill, but lawmakers...

Lamont eyes sports betting revenues to help seniors

Oct. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has proposed spending proceeds from legalized sports betting to restore a local property credit program for elderly homeowners. While Connecticut has not yet passed legislation allowing sports betting, Lamont promised Wednesday...

Mainer spared prison for role in illegal gambling operation

Oct. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has spared a 77-year-old man from going to prison for his role in an illegal sports gambling business in Maine. William Flynn, who pleaded guilty in June, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Part of that includes 90 days of home confinement. The Portland Press...

Ukrainian brothers given tennis life bans for match fixing

Oct. 15, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting. Independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren found the brothers guilty on Monday based on an investigation by the...

GOP's Orrall hoping to oust Democratic Treasurer Goldberg

Oct. 13, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Online lottery sales, sports betting and the state pension fund are some of the top issues in the race for Massachusetts state treasurer pitting Republican state Rep. Keiko Orrall against Democratic incumbent Deb Goldberg. On nearly every issue, Orrall has argued the state can do better than...

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...

Otter endorses ballot initiative to revive horse racing

Oct. 11, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said. The Republican on Thursday made the remarks in his endorsement of a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race...

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...