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Chicago man faces charges linked to sports gambling

Oct. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy proceeding. A Friday U.S. attorney's office statement says Michael Frontier used an online sportsbook based in Costa Rica, then paid or...

1st month of Indiana sports betting draws $34.5M in wagers

Oct. 10, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Gaming Commission says the opening month of sports betting at Indiana casinos attracted $34.5 million in wagers. Data released Thursday by the commission showed football was the most popular sport with $20.7 million in bets, or 60% of the wagers. The (Northwest Indiana)...

Purdue bans staff, students from betting on Boilermakers

Oct. 10, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Purdue University trustees have approved a policy banning faculty, staff and non-athlete students from gambling on sporting events involving any Purdue teams, coaches or student-athletes. The policy approved Thursday was developed at the urging of some faculty members and...

Column: Mattress Mack bets big as sports betting spreads

Oct. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mattress Mack is the kind of character who fits nicely into the Las Vegas betting scene, skipping from sports book to sports book in search of a big score. That he was placing a $3.5 million bet on his beloved Houston Astros in Mississippi last week — and an additional $1.5 million...

Bookmaker, Washington teams plan sports bets inside stadium

Oct. 3, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

A well-known bookmaker and the owner of three Washington D.C. professional sports teams plan to open the nation’s first on-premises sports betting facility inside an arena. In a partnership announced Thursday, betting company William Hill and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns pro basketball...

Tennessee gov names his 3 picks to sports betting board

Sep. 30, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee's appointees to a regulatory board for Tennessee's new online-only sports betting law include a law enforcement official, a local school board member and a commercial insurance company owner. Lee's office announced Monday he has selected Kevin Carroll of Williamson...

Nevada regulators consider charity, nonprofit lottery rules

Sep. 27, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators are close to amending rules for charity lotteries and games conducted by nonprofit organizations, amid questions about their effect on the charity wing of the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Nevada Gaming Commission on...

Restraining order on DC's sports betting contract granted

Sep. 27, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order blocking the District from moving forward on its $215 million no-bid sports gambling contract. News outlets report the order, issued Thursday, was requested by technology developer Dylan Carragher, who says the single-source...

NJ horsemen in the money after sports betting appeal ruling

Sep. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey horsemen could get millions of dollars in damages after a federal appeals court ruled that the horsemen were financially harmed while the legality of sports betting was being litigated. In a ruling Tuesday, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals said that the New Jersey...

NFL partners with DraftKings for daily fantasy sports

Sep. 26, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

The NFL has joined with DraftKings as its provider for daily fantasy sports, moving the league closer to a full embrace of legal sports betting. DraftKings began as a fantasy sports platform but now operates as a full-service sportsbook. The deal announced Thursday makes DraftKings the NFL's "official daily...