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Ohio to regulate fantasy sports in time for NFL season

Aug. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Casino Control Commission's new rules for fantasy sports wagering in the state would ban participants from allowing systems to pick their players, a practice known as "auto drafting." Rules against individuals randomly selecting players for their rosters would apply only to...

Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

NJ sees $251M in July sports bets, lowest so far this year

Aug. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting market slowed again in July, taking in $251.3 million in bets, the lowest total so far this year. Figures released Wednesday by state regulators show the state's casinos and racetracks made $17.8 million in sports betting revenue in July. So far this...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

New Mexico casino allows bets on in-state university teams

Aug. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico casino has made the decision to accept bets on collegiate football and basketball games involving in-state teams, a report said. Isleta Resort & Casino will accept wagers on the University of New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State University Aggies beginning this...

Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

Aug. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323...

Anderson casino hiring for sports betting, live dealers

Aug. 14, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A horse track casino in central Indiana is looking to add 170 new workers for the start of sports betting and the addition of live table games. The hiring will increase the workforce size at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson by more than 25%. Casino owner Caesars...

Panel delays collecting debt from sports gambling winnings

Aug. 12, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislative panel voted Monday to delay a portion of the new Iowa sports gambling rules that would allow the state to collect some the winnings of gamblers who owe child support, back taxes or criminal debt. The Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee approved a request by some...

Senate leader: Tennessee sports bets might not start by fall

Aug. 9, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Senate leader says a slow start means the country's first online-only sports betting law might not see its first wager until after the fall. Republican Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters Thursday that he prefers waiting until all nine members of a new regulatory...

Lottery looking for vendors, retailers for sports betting

Aug. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery is looking for proposals from potential online vendors and retailers to offer sports betting after it became legal last month. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding...