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Resorts casino, Stars Group to join for sports betting in NJ

Aug. 2, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first casino has its second major online sports betting deal in as many days. On Thursday, it was The Stars Group partnering with Resorts Casino Hotel to announce mobile and online sports betting. That announcement came a day after Resorts and DraftKings did the...

In Legislature's race to finish, racing bill falls short

Aug. 1, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Horse racing and simulcasting has been suspended at Massachusetts race tracks after state lawmakers failed to give final approval to a bill while rushing toward adjournment. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission informed Suffolk Downs, Raynham Park and the Plainridge Park Casino on Wednesday...

Rauner names former general counsel to Illinois Racing Board

Jul. 21, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has named his former general counsel to serve on the Illinois Racing Board. Rauner announced Friday he appointed Jason Barclay of Hinsdale to the board, which regulates horse racing and wagering. The position pays about $12,500 per year. Rauner says Barclay served on the...

Caesars completes acquisition of racetrack-casino facilities

Jul. 17, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says it's completed the acquisition of two central Indiana racetrack and casino facilities. The company's $1.7 billion purchase of Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming and its Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand horse racing casinos was earlier approved by the Indiana...

MGM National Harbor unveils $48 million expansion

Jul. 15, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Maryland's biggest casino is getting even bigger. MGM National Harbor opened a $48 million expansion Sunday, less than two years after opening its doors in December 2016. The Baltimore Sun reports the expansion includes a new, second-floor poker room, off-track horse betting offered...

Rush on for casinos to start sports bets before football

Jul. 15, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by Monday or risk not being approved in time for the start of football season. David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, told The Associated Press on Sunday he...

New Jersey track brings sports bets to New York's doorstep

Jul. 14, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford began taking sports bets on Saturday morning. The track is located in the sports complex where the NFL's New York Giants and New...

Virginia may allow 3,000 slot-like machines

Jul. 13, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia may allow 3,000 new slots-like betting machines at a horse race track and off-track betting parlors around the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia Racing Commission recently published draft regulations. The machines let people bet on past horse races...

Historical horse racing' qualifies for Idaho ballot

Jul. 11, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says a proposal to legalize historical horse racing betting terminals will be on the Idaho ballot in November. Denney announced Tuesday that the ballot initiative collected enough valid signatures from the required amount of legislative districts....

Groups vie for sixth and final New Mexico 'racino' license

Jul. 7, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Supporters of an effort to bring New Mexico's sixth license for a horse racetrack and casino to Clovis say such a business venture would result in jobs and boost the quality of life in the community. Representatives of Vision 2020, one of the groups promoting Clovis as the optimal site...