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Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

Aug. 20, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's lieutenant governor said Monday that he's ready to accept most of the transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House. That makes an agreement more likely during a special session that Gov. Phil Bryant has said he wants to begin on Thursday....

Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds

Aug. 20, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in May allowed states across the country to join Nevada in having legalized sports...

Penn National seeks first Pennsylvania sports betting permit

Aug. 17, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators cleared it to begin. Penn National submitted a 107-page application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday. A gaming board...

Pennsylvania tees up sports bets, not in time for NFL season

Aug. 15, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports betting is teed up in Pennsylvania, but it won't be up and running for the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a set of regulations Wednesday that agency officials say is sufficient to allow sports betting to...

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

Aug. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal. Those figures were part of a report that showed that Hard Rock debuted as Atlantic City's No. 3 casino in terms of...

The Latest: 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino will become the sixth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. State Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck says he has approved the Golden...

First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia

Aug. 14, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. Commission legal counsel Danielle Boyd told The Charleston Gazette-Mail the casino expects to start accepting...

Resorts casino set to start taking in-person sports bets

Aug. 13, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Resorts casino will begin taking in-person sports bets on Wednesday. The exact time still has not been worked out, pending approval from New Jersey gambling regulators. Resorts, which earlier this month became the first gambling company in New Jersey to offer...

NCAA injury debate pits player privacy vs. gambling concerns

Aug. 10, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford is very clear about what he thinks of colleges releasing information on player injuries. "No," he said. "Especially if I have no say in it, I wouldn't want my personal business out there." The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that allows states to legalize...

Casino trade group updates rules to include sports betting

Aug. 7, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. has updated its code of conduct for responsible gambling to specify that it applies to sports betting activities. The American Gaming Association unveiled the updated policies Tuesday. The changes come months after the U.S. Supreme...