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Tennessee sports betting panel picks executive director

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel that regulates sports betting in Tennessee has selected an executive director. On Thursday, the Sports Wagering Advisory Council voted to select Mary Beth Thomas for the position. Thomas currently serves as the...

Connecticut's quasi-public lottery says sales remain robust

Oct. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The state's quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corporation continues to see robust sales, driven in part by large jackpots in Powerball and other multi-state games, as well as superstitious players who picked the numbers 9-1-1 on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001...

Newsy expands, bets on appetite for more news, less politics

Oct. 04, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the expansion of its Newsy service this week, the E.W. Scripps Co. is betting that consumers have an appetite for more news, instead of just talk about news. Newsy, primarily seen now online and through streaming services, is expanding its...

No winner: Biggest Powerball jackpot in months grows larger

Oct. 03, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest lottery prize in months grew larger after no ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball drawn on Saturday night. The estimated jackpot for the next drawing on Monday is $670 million. Saturday night's...

Sportsbooks: Brady-Belichick showdown most heavily bet game

Oct. 01, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sportsbooks say Sunday's showdown between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is shaping up to be the most heavily bet on NFL game of the regular season. Brady, the six-time Super Bowl champion, returns to Gillette Stadium for the first time as a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

Ryder Cup media back US team by narrower margin than bettors

Sep. 23, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A decidedly unscientific poll of 20 journalists at this week’s Ryder Cup — 10 from each side of the Atlantic Ocean — agree with the betting public that the U.S. team will wrest back the gold trophy at Whistling Straits. But the margin — 11-9 in favor of the...

$50K to help Atlantic City plan new use of Trump Plaza site

Sep. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is getting a $50,000 state grant to help it come up with new uses for the site of the former Trump Plaza casino. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority's 21st Century Redevelopment Program is giving a planning grant to...

Kentucky to collect $300 million in settling gambling suit

Sep. 23, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An internet gambling site has agreed to pay $300 million to Kentucky to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed to the settlement, the governor said...

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Sep. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already...