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Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Lawmakers will mull PawSox, sexual misconduct in final week

Jun. 19, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are hoping to tackle questions involving a new PawSox stadium, sexual harassment and whether to rename the state's main airport before the end of their legislative session. The General Assembly wants to end the session Friday. The House has suspended its...

Capitol Watch: What's left as lawmakers work to adjourn

Jun. 16, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for debate. The Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn Wednesday. A look at what to watch in the final days: SPORTS BETTING: The issue...

Rhode Island House OKs $9.5B budget, approves sports betting

Jun. 15, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Friday approved a $9.6 billion budget proposal that includes a plan to implement sports betting at two casinos in the state. The House voted 66-7 for the budget, which also asks voters to authorize $250 million in bonds for school...

The Latest: Lawmakers approve plan for sports betting

Jun. 15, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Rhode Island lawmakers debating the state budget (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Rhode Island lawmakers have approved implementing sports betting at two casinos. The House of Representatives approved the plan Friday night as part of the state's $9.6 billion budget. House...

Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

Jun. 15, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn't enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets at...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

Jun. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of legal...

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Jun. 13, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short window to finalize the details and pass legislation. Pending proposals would...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...